Australia were brave and showed plenty of heart in their shootout loss to Norway. Unfortunately, those traits alone will never win you a World Cup.
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Australia thought it had a legitimate shot to win the Women's World Cup, but Saturday's loss to Norway on penalty kicks ended the Matildas' run.
Norway beat Australia 4-1 on penalties to reach the Women's World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2007.
Strong on offense, weak on defense. Australia will need to be a more complete team if it has aspirations of going far in the knockout rounds.
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Sam Kerr cannot single-handedly take Australia past the round of 16 -- it's midfield where the Matildas' World Cup hopes rest.
Australia got exactly what it needed against Jamaica: A record night from Sam Kerr, some rest and enough goals to grab second place in Group C.
Sam Kerr struck four times to send Australia through to the last 16 of the women's World Cup with a 4-1 victory against Jamaica on Tuesday.
Speculation can run rampant heading into the final week of group play. The Matildas are instead trying to focus on the match ahead versus Jamaica.
Australia may be galvanised after their stunning win over Brazil, but that doesn't mean the problems that plague the Matildas have been resolved.
Australia team skipper Sam Kerr hit back at critics after the Matildas came from two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2.
Australia is only the second team in Women's World Cup history to come back from two goals down, beating Brazil only after a VAR-confirmed own goal.
Australia staged a remarkable three-goal comeback to beat Brazil 3-2 and pick up three crucial points in Group C at the Women's World Cup.
Brazil played coy on the status of star player Marta, who is recovering from a thigh injury, ahead of its Women's World Cup match against Australia.
An opening World Cup loss didn't rattle Australia. Instead of worrying over high expectations, the Matildas are focused wholeheartedly on Brazil.
Despite a stunning opening loss by the Australian women's team in the World Cup, Graham Arnold believes there's no reason to panic.
There has never been an Australian player, male or female, like Katrina Gorry. So why won't the midfield playmaker get a start under Ante Milicic?
Italy Women earned a 2-1 win over Australia in their World Cup opener with the last kick of the game.