USA, Sweden through

Eased through ... USA players celebrate Carli Lloyd's goal (Getty)

The United States beat Colombia 3-0 in its Group C tie to advance to the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup.

Goals from Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd ensured the two-time winner remain unbeaten ahead of its game against Sweden, which also advances with a maximum six points after earlier beating Korea DPR 1-0.

Midfielder Lisa Dahlkvist scored the goal in the 64th minute at Augsburg.

Colombia and North Korea crashed out of the tournament after losing both their games and play each other in their final group game with nothing but pride at stake.

Source AFP