Australia achieved a historic feat after winning against France on Saturday. Thus, the Matildas qualify for the Women’s World Cup semis. It was the first time the country reached the semifinals of the tournament.
Sam Kerr told reporters that the team dreams of changing football in Australia. Thus, they are happy to perform for 120 minutes. And they got the result they wanted.
Kerr added that they are playing their best football. Also, it is a team effort. As a result, the entire country is celebrating with them.
Australia at the Women’s World Cup Semis
According to bookie solutions experts, Kerr sat out the first half to continue her calf injury recovery. Australia’s assault improved when she came on in the 55th minute against France, but the French defense held firm.
The quarterfinal game ended scoreless after 120 minutes and went to penalties. However, it does not mean it was not exciting or had no chance to win. According to pay per head sources, either team had many opportunities to take the lead throughout the regular play.
Australia eventually prevailed 7-6 on penalties and advanced to the semifinals, with Cortnee Vine making the decisive kick in the 20th and final round.
The co-host Australians will confidently enter the semifinal match despite England’s stronger global rankings. In April, Australia defeated England 2-0 to give the Lionesses their first setback since manager Sarina Wiegman took over. But much effort and enthusiasm were used to make history on Saturday in Brisbane.
Steph Catley told the media the Matildas gave everything for the team. It would take the Matildas “a good 24 hours,” forward Emily van Egmond said to reporters after the game as they came down from the euphoria of advancing to the semifinals.
At the same time, pay per head sportsbook providers are preparing their lines for the semis and finals of the Women’s World Cup. Will Australia win its first World Cup this year as the host?