Go Matildas' .. World Cup Thread

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manlyfan76

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I was hoping you would post your experience. The ambos must’ve had all their defibrillators on standby.
I dare say you’ll never forget that moment in your life.
I hate penalty shootouts, 10 farking shots! But tonight was such a ride.
The crowd were obviously 99.3% Aussies which in itself is different.
Absolute scenes when we won. Everyone just wants nuts, and it kept going.
 

globaleagle

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cheese and crackers!

Can't imagine surviving sitting through that one live!

I think one of the french players did pause in her penalty shot run up, should've had to re-take it.

Well...done...Matildas woooooooooooohoo!


Penalty shot replay:

 

Volley

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How fantastic is it to support a team that simply want to play football ... no pathetic virtue signalling, political statements or climate change activism ..

and an openly and proud Gay Captain ... who chose not to wear the approved rainbow captain's armband ... because she wanted the focus to be about the football ...

It is ironic that the lack of strident calls for "inclusivity" .. has actually resulted in everybody being included as fans ...

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manlyfan76

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Watch an amazing press conference by the Aussie coach.
 

lsz

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Craziest pen shoot out I have seen almost ever

Amazing result and shows that as much as we love all codes there is only one code that really unites the nation

Also re Sam Kerr and rainbow arm bands - let’s revisit that chat after the cup as her reasons were very professional and, at the same stage, she expressed her disappointment that she was unable to wear it

 

Woodsie

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Craziest pen shoot out I have seen almost ever

Amazing result and shows that as much as we love all codes there is only one code that really unites the nation

Also re Sam Kerr and rainbow arm bands - let’s revisit that chat after the cup as her reasons were very professional and, at the same stage, she expressed her disappointment that she was unable to wear it


Agree .. but she wasn't unable to wear it ... she chose not to.
 

manlyfan76

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Why are we talking about what hasn't happened.
We just witnessed the biggest moment in Australia Football and the biggest moment in women's sport in AUS.
Why even bring it up.
 

Scorpio

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I bought a ticket months ago to the suncorp semi this sat. Didn't know if it was even possible that the Matilda's could play there is in finals,
Could not believe when they said after Monday that it was indeed the Aussies!

Super stoked to be going.

I know someone who bought semi-final tickets 6 months ago for $60... I wonder what those tickets would be worth now...

That was an outstanding achievement to pull through that match, England looked very beatable last night too.
 

Woodsie

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Soccer-'Heart and soul and passion': coach hails Australia's history-makers​

Story by Reuters •16h

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 - Quarter Final - Australia v France


BRISBANE (Reuters) - Australia coach Tony Gustavsson expressed his pride in his team for the dramatic penalty shootout victory over France on Saturday that, he felt, meant much more than just a place in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup.

As the nation celebrated, Cortnee Vine's winning penalty was already being compared in its impact to the one John Aloisi converted against Uruguay in 2005 to send Australia's men to their first World Cup for more than three decades.

The Matildas have now exceeded anything the Socceroos have managed at a global level and the significance of being one of the best four teams in the world for the first time was not lost on an emotional Gustavsson.

"The amount of heart and soul and passion that this team showed tonight," the Swede told reporters.
"There's different ways of defining success but, for me, success is when you leave it all out there, no matter the result, you play with your heart and give it your best with the crest on your chest and the players did that tonight.
"That represents so much more than 90 minutes of football," he continued.

"The honour it shows to the (former Matildas), all the little kids that this team will inspire in the next generation, and then seeing the nation unite the way it did."

Although Vine will grab the headlines for her winning spot-kick, Gustavsson had a special word for goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold, who saved three penalties but missed the one that would have given Australia victory before sudden death.

"It was an emotional roller coaster for all of us. It was almost like it was written in the stars when Macca walks up to take the fifth... and then she hits the post," he said.

"For Macca, missing that penalty and then staying in the game and being that player that wins the game for us, it's unheard of. I mean, that mental strength of hers."
Up next for the co-hosts is a semi-final at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Wednesday against European champions England or Colombia.
"I think the number one thing is to embrace this historic night and feel that we are united," Gustavsson said.
"I know that they're going to celebrate this one but from tomorrow they're going to be focused again; they're extremely professional and they're on a mission."

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney in Sydney, editing by Clare Fallon)
 

Woodsie

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Here's what you need to know about what happens next.

Who do the Matildas play next?​

England.

When is the Matildas' next game?​

It's this Wednesday, 16th August.

They'll kick-off at:

  • 8pm AEST - ACT, NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria
  • 7:30pm ACST - Northern Territory, South Australia

GO YOU LITTLE BEAUTIES !
 
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