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Matildas’ Awesome Advance to Women's World Cup Quarter Finals: Australia 1 Brazil 0

Categories: Oceania, Australia, Brazil, Sport, Women & Gender
Kyah Simon - Matildas v Brazil

Kyah Simon celebrates her goal against Brazil
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Stun [1]‘ is the word of the day down under, after Australia's Matildas defeated Brazil 1-0 to reach the Women's World Cup quarter finals. There was no shortage of superlatives on the web.

Kyah Simon's goal in the 80th minute caused an outbreak of the A word — awesome [6]. Like many Aussies in awe, Rosie Thomas of @projectrockit, ‘Australia’s youth-driven movement against (cyber)bullying’, woke to the news:

Other Australians had watched the game live during the wee hours:

Student Edge [15] picked up the D word used by the triumphant coach:

Coach Alen Stajcic posed this warning to their next opponents: “We’re a dangerous team, one of the most dangerous teams at the World Cup, if not the most dangerous team in going forward.”

Did you hear that, Japan/Netherlands?

Nat Clegg didn't need to reach for a thesaurus:

At the link, Adelaide based independent news website InDaily were full of optimism [20], sharing Alen's string of E words:

Not content with knocking heavyweights Brazil out of the Women’s World Cup, the Matildas are eyeing a place in the last four after their historic triumph in Canada.

Coach Alen Stajcic said it was a deserved result.

… “Exhilarating is the word for such a victory against a big powerful football nation.

“The effort, the execution, the spirit has just been brilliant.”

Melbourne Victory fan Michael was not alone in raising the relatively low media profile, public recognition and earnings of the Matildas compared with the less successful men's team @Socceroos [21].

Jonno Simpson,a Melburnian who works for Twitter, summed up the historic victory: