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Cup of Nations: Australia 4, SKorea 1; NZ 2, Argentina 0

March 3, 2019
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Australia's Samantha Kerr, left, has a shot on New Zealand's goalkeeper Erin Nayler during their Cup of Nations soccer game in Sydney, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — New captain Sam Kerr scored twice and former captain Lisa De Vanna once to lead Australia to a 4-1 win over South Korea in a Cup of Nations women’s soccer match.

Earlier Sunday, Katie Rood scored in the 50th minute and C.J. Bott 20 minutes later as New Zealand beat Argentina 2-0.

In opening matches on Thursday in Sydney, Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 and South Korea outclassed Argentina 5-0.

The Cup of Nations is a warm-up tournament for the World Cup in France in June. On Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia plays Argentina and New Zealand takes on South Korea in final-round matches.

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