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FIFA Women's World Cup: Colombia upsets France

Lady Andrade and Catalina Usme scored goals as Colombia stunned third-ranked France 2-0 Saturday in one of the biggest upsets in Women's World Cup history.

South Americans move to top of Group F with victory

Colombia goalkeeper Sandra Sepulveda makes a save against France as the underdogs shut out highly touted France, 2-0, to take over the lead in Group F. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

Lady Andrade and Catalina Usme scored goals as Colombia stunned third-ranked France 2-0 Saturday in one of the biggest upsets in Women's World Cup history.

The underdog Colombians opened the scoring in the 19th minute. Andrade broke free from a pair of defenders for a tap-in goal.

Usme clinched her country's first World Cup win with a goal on the counter attack in the 93rd minute.

The French lost despite outshooting Colombia 21-3.

France was unlucky as well. Colombian defender Daniela Montoya appeared to touch the ball with her hand inside the penalty area in the 67th minute, but a foul wasn't called.

France wraps up group play against Mexico on Wednesday, while the Colombians face England.

Brazil advances to knockout stage

Andressa Alves scored in the 44th minute as Brazil earned a spot in the knockout stage with a 1-0 win over Spain at the Women's World Cup in Montreal on Saturday.

The win is the eighth straight in group stage play for Brazil, which is unbeaten in 14 group matches since a loss to Germany in 1995.

Spain (0-1-1) controlled the game for much of the first half, but Brazil closed the half with a flurry — capped by Alves' second-effort goal after her first shot was cleared near the goal line.

Irene Paredes nearly equalized for Spain in stoppage time, but her shot off Brazilian goalkeeper Luciana bounced off the near post. Brazil (2-0) finishes group stage play against Costa Rica on Wednesday, while Spain faces South Korea.

England downs Mexico

Fran Kirby and Karen Carney scored in the second half, and England beat Mexico 2-1 Saturday at the Women's World Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The English moved into a tie with France for second in Group F with three points and a game to go. Colombia is the surprise leader of the group after a 2-0 upset of France.

The 21-year-old Kirby got the first goal of the World Cup for England when she used a toe poke to beat Cecilia Santiago in the 71st minute. Carney scored on a header in the 82nd minute.

Fabiola Ibarra scored in stoppage time for Mexico. Mexico, last in its group, plays Wednesday in Ottawa against the French, while England will take on the upstart Colombians.

Costa Rica earns draw with South Korea

Karla Villalobos came off the bench to score in the 89th minute as Costa Rica escaped with a 2-2 draw against South Korea at the Women's World Cup on Saturday.

South Korea led 2-1 after a 25th-minute header by Gaeul Jeon and appeared poised to win its first game in World Cup history.

However, Villalobos, who entered as a substitute in the 76th minute, equalized in the closing moments to earn Costa Rica (0-0-2) a second straight draw in Group E. Melissa Herrera scored the opening goal for Costa Rica.

So-Yun Ji scored for South Korea (0-1-1) on a penalty kick in the 21st minute to tie it.

South Korea finishes group play against Spain on Wednesday, while Costa Rica faces group winner Brazil.

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