Matildas on verge of wrapping up Tournament of Nations

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 4, 2017

The Matildas' triumph will sit alongside their Asian Cup win in 2010 in terms of its importance on the global stage and it is sweet revenge for their quarter-final exit via penalties at the hands of Brazil at last year's Rio Olympics.

The Matildas have been on a roll since they scored their first ever win over world champions U.S. in their opening match of the tournament, before going on to defeat Japan earlier this week.

The Matildas only a needed a draw to win the tournament, having earlier defeated host nation and world number one-ranked United States for the first time, 1-0, and dispatching regional rival Japan 4-2 on the back of a scintillating performance from striker Sam Kerr.

Kerr netted a hat-trick in the Japan win and rounded out the brazil rout with Australia's sixth goal, in the 81st minute.

The Matildas moved in front when Foord finished off an outstanding full-field movement, which included a neat cross from Sam Kerr, just after the half-hour mark and her effort was followed by De Vanna's second two minutes later.

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