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Australia keeps WWC hopes alive with win

The Matildas stay alive in the WWC

Updated: July 3, 2011, 12:59 PM ET
By Jacqueline Purdy

BOCHUM, Germany -- It was easily the wildest game of this year's Women's World Cup. Australia hung on to beat Equatorial Guinea 3-2 in a match that saw the most total goals in the tournament so far, plus 25 fouls, four yellow cards and a brutal no-call on an obvious handball in the box.

The handball will be a talking point for weeks to come. In the 16th minute, with Australia already up 1-0, Leena Khamis fired a shot that hit the post and caromed back toward the penalty spot. Equatorial ...

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