USA into Women's World Cup last eight

Olympic champions United States advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Monday with a 2-0 win over 10-woman Colombia.

The 28th-ranked South Americans were a player down for most of the second half after goalkeeper Catalina Perez was sent off for a diving tackle on US forward Alex Morgan two minutes after the break.

Forward Morgan broke through after 53 minutes, with Carli Lloyd getting a second 13 minutes later from a penalty awarded after Megan Rapinoe was fouled inside the box by defender Angela Clavijo.

The USA, ranked second in the world and winners in 1991 and 1999, next meet China for a place in the semi-finals.