Australia advances to knockout stage by drawing Sweden in Group D
Lisa De Vanna's early goal was enough for Australia to advance to the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Sweden in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesday.
It's the third straight World Cup in which Australia (1-1-1) has advanced past the group stage. It is the second team behind the United States in Group D.
De Vanna put Australia up 1-0 in the fifth minute with a left-footed goal coming after a breakaway behind the Swedish defense.
Sweden (0-3-0) tied the game in the 15th minute on a left-footed strike from just outside the penalty box by Sofia Jakobsson.
Caroline Seger had a shot on goal following a corner in the 25th minute for Sweden, but Australian goal keeper Lydia Williams made the save.