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Football - Women's First Round - Group F Australia v Zimbabwe

Matildas beat Zimbabwe but USA or Brazil loom in Olympic quarter-finals

Australia secured a resounding 6-1 victory over Zimbabwe in their final Olympic pool match and progressed to the knockout stages in the process, but not even that result has helped them avoid a desperately tough likely quarter-final clash with either host nation Brazil or world No1 USA after rivals Germany secured a better goal difference on a dramatic day of football in Rio.