The Matildas Lost To Japan But People Are Already Excited For 2019
Their Women's World Cup journey is over.
Australia lost to Japan 1-0 this morning, ending their Women's World Cup campaign.
Australia was outplayed by a strong Japan side throughout the game, but managed to keep the score at 0-0 until just three minutes before the final whistle. A late goal from substitute Mana Iwabuchi sealed the match.
We feel you, Michelle Heyman.
Speaking on SBS after the game, Elise Kellond-Knight said she was "absolutely shattered" but excited for the 2019 World Cup.
"I'm so proud of the girls. We fought till the end. We did make history and did win a knock-out game," she said.
"We've only had six months together really. Imagine another four years. So much potential."
The Matildas are a young team, with an average age of 24 and a half.