France nipped England in overtime in the penalty shootout. At the end of regular playing time, the score was tied 1-1. It remained scoreless at the end of extra time, but during the penalty kicks, France won out, (3-4).
Japan upset Germany, 1-0 after the game went into extra time, as well. Japan grabbed the win though before the penalty shootout phase.
Sweden breezed by Australia, 3-0, but it was Brazil vs. USA that was the most exciting match during quarterfinal play.
The USA scored in the first 74 seconds after a corner kick, which deflected off a Brazil player and went into their own goal.
It was tied until Rachel Buehler from the US received a red card in the second half for a foul she supposedly made in front of the goal, giving Brazil a penalty shot, which Hope Solo deflected. The referee then made a terrible call and said Solo left the line before the kick, which she hadn't. Solo received a yellow card for her protest of the call. This gave Brazil another shot at the penalty kick, which Solo was unable to deflect a second time.
With the score tied at 1-1, the USA team was down to 10 players, and still they held the Brazilians back.
The game was forced into over time, and Brazil quickly scored a point. The score was 2-1 until 122 minutes into the match. Seconds before the final whistle blew, on a set-up from Megan Rapinoe, Amy Wombach headed the ball into the net, bringing the score to 2-2.
In the penalty shoutout phase, the USA was 5-5, and Solo managed to deflect one of Brazil's attempts.
The game was very excited indeed.
The semifinals start Wednesday with Japan facing off against Sweden and the US battling France.