Brazil edge Lionesses in epic beach battle….
With the 2021 World’s Best Player Molly Clark on one side and this year’s Best Player Adriele on the other, England and Brazil stepped on the sand to define who would finish the group stage in the first place, as both teams already had qualification for the final assured.
Lorena broke the deadlock in the last minute of the first period, but the Lionesses turned the game around in the second period with goals from Molly Clark and Chloe Marshall.
Molly Clark with a stunning volley from her own half made it 3-1 with five minutes to go, but the tournament’s top-scorer Taiane kickstarted Brazil’s reaction a few seconds later.
Two minutes before the final whistle, Lorena’s second goal equalised the fray and the match went into extra time.
It was then when Dani was quicker to react to a rebound on a bicycle kick by herself, to hit the shot that earned Brazil the two points and the top position in the group.
Both teams will play for the trophy tomorrow at 15.45h local time (12.45 UTC).
RESULTS (Matchday 3)
Ukraine 6-0 Netherlands
England 3-4* Brazil *A.E.T