World Cup roundup: Australia hands Brazil rare group-stage loss on own goal

  • Brazil’s Marta, second left, celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

  • Brazil’s Cristiane, right, celebrates with teammate Marta after scoring their side’s second goal during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

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  • Australia’s Caitlin Foord, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring her side’s first goal during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

  • Australia’s Chloe Logarzo, top, celebrates with a teammate at the end of the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Australia defeated Brazil 3-2. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

  • Australia players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Australia defeated Brazil 3-2. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

  • Australia players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Australia defeated Brazil 3-2. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

  • Brazil’s Ludmila, right, vies for the ball with Australia’s Chloe Logarzo during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Australia defeated Brazil 3-2. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

  • Australia’s Emily van Egmond, left, vies for the ball with Brazil’s Marta during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

  • Brazil’s Marta shoots a penalty kick to score the opening goal during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

  • Brazil’s Leticia Santos falls inside the Australian box after being tackled by Australia’s Elise Kellond-Knight, background, during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

  • Australia’s Ellie Carpenter, right, vies for the ball with Brazil’s Debinha during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

  • China’s Li Ying celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match between China and South Africa at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

  • China’s Liu Shanshan, top, jumps over South Africa’s Leandra Smeda as they fight for a ball during the Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match between China and South Africa at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

  • China’s Li Ying, left, celebrates with China’s Wang Shuang after scoring her side’s opening goal during the Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match between China and South Africa at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • China’s Li Ying, center, celebrates after scoring the opening goal past South Africa goalkeeper Kaylin Swart, right, during the Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match between China and South Africa at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

  • China’s Li Ying, left challenges for the ball with South Africa’s Sibulele Holweni during the Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match between China and South Africa at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • China’s Li Ying, right, vies for the ball with South Africa’s Noko Matlou during the Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match between China and South Africa at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

  • China’s Lou Jiahui, left, challenges for the ball with South Africa’s Sibulele Holweni during the Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match between China and South Africa at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • China’s Wu Haiyan, right, challenges to head the ball with South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana during the Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match between China and South Africa at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • China’s Lou Jiahui grabs the goal net after missing a chance during the Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match between China and South Africa at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

  • South Africa goalkeeper Kaylin Swart , top, catches the ball during the Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match between China and South Africa at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. China won 1-0. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

  • China’s Lou Jiahui, right, challenges South Africa goalkeeper Kaylin Swart for a high ball during the Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match between China and South Africa at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. China won 1-0. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil in Montpellier on Thursday, France, even after Marta added a record 16th career tournament goal.

Marta, who sat out Brazil’s opening game with a left thigh injury, became the first player to score in five different World Cups when she converted a penalty kick in the 27th minute of Thursday’s game.

Cristiane scored a header to put the Brazilians up 2-0. Caitlin Foord scored before the break to pull Australia within one.

Chloe Logarzo’s shot from distance in the 58th minute tied it and then Australia went ahead on the own goal, an error by Monica that snapped the stalemate in the 66th minute. Sam Kerr appeared to be offside but the goal was awarded after video review, and the Brazilians fumed.

Australia, just the second team to win a World Cup match after going down two goals, needed a good game after dropping its opener 2-1 to Italy. Brazil won its tournament opener against Jamaica 3-0 on Cristiane’s hat trick.

It was the first loss in the group stage for the Brazilians since 1995, snapping a 16-match unbeaten streak.

Brazil’s Formiga, the oldest player in the tournament at 41, collected her second yellow card during the match. She will have to sit out the final group match against Italy.

American Abby Wambach and Germany’s Birgit Prinz rank behind Marta on the World Cup goals list with 14 each.

China 1, South Africa 0: China is back on track at the Women’s World Cup after Thursday’s win in Paris.

China evened itself with Spain for second place in Group B with three points, and now focuses on its next match and the push to join group leader Germany in the last 16.

Forward Li Ying put 1999 runner-up China ahead in the 40th minute with an opportunist effort. Meeting Zhang Rui’s right-wing cross, she got ahead of her marker and poked the ball into the bottom right corner.

China lost 1-0 to two-time champion Germany in its opening match. South Africa was beaten 3-1 by Spain and now has two losses.

Forward Thembi Kgatlana scored against Spain and was South Africa’s most dangerous player against China, with a chance to equalize in the 76th.

Pouncing on a loose ball inside the left of the penalty area, her shot hit defender Lin Yuping near her right shoulder. There were calls for a penalty but no video review was done.

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