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Australia wins Tournament of Nations in 6-1 win over Brazil

Australia's Lisa De Vanna, right, celebrates with teammates Temeka Butt, left, and Sam Kerr after scoring during the first half of the team's Tourname...
Australia's Ellie Carpenter, left, looks to control the ball in front of Brazil's Bia Zaneratto during the first half of a Tournament of Nations socce...
Brazil's Bia Zaneratto, right, reacts after missing a shot as Australia's Emily Van Egmond watches during the first half of a Tournament of Nations so...
Brazil goalkeeper Dani Neuhaus, center, is scored on by Australia's Lisa De Vanna as Sam Kerr, right, celebrates and Djenifer watches during the first...

Australia's Lisa De Vanna, right, celebrates with teammates Temeka Butt, left, and Sam Kerr after scoring during the first half of the team's Tourname...

Australia's Ellie Carpenter, left, looks to control the ball in front of Brazil's Bia Zaneratto during the first half of a Tournament of Nations socce...

Brazil's Bia Zaneratto, right, reacts after missing a shot as Australia's Emily Van Egmond watches during the first half of a Tournament of Nations so...

Brazil goalkeeper Dani Neuhaus, center, is scored on by Australia's Lisa De Vanna as Sam Kerr, right, celebrates and Djenifer watches during the first...

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Australia has won the inaugural Tournament of Nations, beating Brazil 6-1 on Thursday to claim the four-team round robin women's soccer event.

Lisa De Vanna and Caitlin Foord scored two goals apiece to win the Matildas' first international trophy since the 2010 Asian Cup.

Australia, the world's seventh-ranked team, went unbeaten through the three-game event, starting with a 1-0 victory over the defending World Cup champion U.S. team in the opener in Portland.

After Camila scored for Brazil just 80 seconds into the match at StubHub Center, Australia piled up four goals in the first half. De Vanna started the scoring with a goal off her own missed penalty, and Foord put the Matildas ahead before De Vanna and Katrina Gorry added goals.

Australia's victory rendered the No. 1-ranked Americans' late match against Japan irrelevant to the overall tournament result.

The U.S. needed Australia to lose to have any chance to make up a three-goal aggregate deficit.


Updated : 2021-06-22 12:47 GMT+08:00