Britain women shock Brazil before record crowd
The victory, thanks to Steph Houghton’s brilliantly-taken second minute goal, meant Britain finished top of the group having won all three matches without conceding a goal and will now face Canada in the quarter-finals at Coventry on Friday.
Brazil also qualified for the last eight and will play world champions Japan in their last eight match in Cardiff on the same evening.
“The atmosphere was electric. We got off to a great start but had to concentrate and do the job,” said Powell whose players did a lap of honour at the end.
“But all I am concentrating on now is the quarter-final with Canada. That’s the only focus, but we want this to go on as long as possible.”