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Girelli hat trick helps Italy reach last 16

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Italy qualified for the knockout stage with a win over Jamaica.

Italy's Cristiana Girelli bagged a hat trick and substitute Aurora Galli struck twice as they thrashed Jamaica 5-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the women's World Cup on Friday.

Back in the tournament after a 20-year absence, the Italians top Group C with six points ahead of Brazil and Australia who have three. Jamaica have yet to earn a point.

Girelli opened the scoring with a re-taken, VAR-awarded penalty before netting again either side of the interval.

Galli rounded off the victory with two...

Australia Women shocked by late Italy winner at World Cup

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Barbara Bonansea scored twice as Italy Women beat Australia.

Barbara Bonansea scored twice to give Italy a surprise, last-gasp 2-1 victory against Australia in their opening Group C game at the women's World Cup on Sunday.

The Azzurre, back at the World Cup after a 20-year absence, prevailed when striker Bonansea headed home from a free kick five minutes into stoppage time.

Australia captain Sam Kerr had opened the scoring by firing home on the rebound after her penalty was saved by Italy keeper Laura Giuliani in the 22nd minute.

Bonansea, however, equalised...

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Women's World Cup 2019: 5 takeaways from Australia's shocking 2-1 loss to Italy

VALENCIENNES, France -- In the end, it was the Italian Azzurre, not the Waltzing Matildas, who danced.

As the Australian players walked to their sideline and shook hands with their coaches and the game's referees, visibly stunned after a 2-1 defeat in their opening match of the Women's World Cup on Sunday, the Italian players gathered in front of their fans, where they cheered and shouted and danced the Macarena.

It was Italy's first win -- and first appearance -- at the Women's World Cup in two...