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Raquel Fernandes scored in the 83rd minute and Brazil eliminated Costa Rica from the Women's World Cup with a 1–0 win on Wednesday in. Brazil will face Australia in the round of 16.

June 17, 2015

Raquel Fernandes scored in the 83rd minute and Brazil eliminated Costa Rica from the Women's World Cup with a 1–0 win on Wednesday in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The Costa Ricans needed a result against Brazil, who had already clinched the top spot in Group E after a pair of wins. But Fernandes beat Dinnia Diaz and the Ticos were denied a spot in the round of 16.

Costa Rica had been the lone World Cup newcomer without a loss prior to Wednesday's defeat. But the Brazilians controlled 64 percent of the possessions and outshot the Central American debutants 20-3.

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Brazil, which advanced without allowing a goal, will face Australia on Sunday, also in Moncton.

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