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U.S. Women's Soccer Ties Australia At Olympics To Advance To Quarterfinals, Ruffling Fans

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The U.S. women’s soccer team turned in another lackluster performance at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, but its 0-0 tie with Australia still advanced the top-ranked Americans into the quarterfinals as a second-place squad in group play.

KASHIMA, JAPAN - JULY 27: Steph Catley of Australia battles for possession with Lynn Williams of the United States.  (Photo: Atsushi Tomura via Getty Images)
KASHIMA, JAPAN - JULY 27: Steph Catley of Australia battles for possession with Lynn Williams of the United States. (Photo: Atsushi Tomura via Getty Images)

It was ugly against the world No. 9 Aussies. A disallowed goal by Alex Morgan over an offside call was one of the few offensive attacks the Americans could muster, NBC Sports reported. For Australia, Mary Fowler headed a ball that ricocheted off the goal crossbar.

The U.S. will play the Netherlands or Brazil in Yokohama on Friday, AP noted. But first, the defending World Cup champions ― who endured a shocking 3-0 defeat to Sweden in the Olympics’ first game before thrashing New Zealand ― will have to face a lot of discontented fans on Twitter.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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