In one of the best soccer games in recent memory, the United States rallied in the final minute of extra time against Brazil and forced a penalty shootout, which they won 5-3, to advance to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup.
Abby Wambach scored in the 122nd minute for the U.S. to tie the game at 2-2 following extra time. It was the latest goal ever scored in the history of the tournament.
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The win maintains the women's streak of never having lost prior to the semifinal round of the World Cup. It also avenged a 4-0 loss to Brazil in the 2007 semifinals, and came twelve years after the United States prevailed in a tiebreaker against China to win the championship.
Up next, the U.S. takes on France in the semifinals Wednesday.