(Reuters) - Brazil recorded their third straight victory in Group E and eliminated Costa Rica from the women’s World Cup with a 1-0 win in Moncton on Wednesday.
Brazil, who have yet to concede a goal at the tournament, finished top of the group on nine points, five ahead of second-placed South Korea, and will face Australia in the last 16 on Sunday.
With first place in the group already locked up, Brazil rested several first-choice players against the Costa Ricans.
The South Americans dictated the pace of the game but could not find a way past goalkeeper Dinnia Diaz until the 83rd minute when midfielder Raquel Fernandes scored the winner.
Reporting by Cameron French; Editing by Peter Rutherford