Evening and thanks for joining me for this, the second of the Matildas’ two home friendlies against Brazil. The first, as you surely know, was held on Saturday in Penrith where, in front of 15,089 fans, the Matildas prevailed 2-1 thanks to a stunning left-foot volley from Lisa De Vanna and a clever header from Sam Kerr – who, right now, is hotter than a box of fidget spinners. Actually, she’s hotter, as fidget spinners may already be passé (and Kerr most certainly isn’t).
On 7 October 1979, the day the Australian women’s football team played their first official international fixture, the Sydney Morning Herald didn’t publish so much as a column inch of preview. The following day, however, after Australia and New Zealand played out a 2-2 draw at Seymour Shaw Park in the southern Sydney suburb of Miranda, the Sun-Herald did manage a feature story about the match – and in the seventh paragraph it even got around to revealing the score.
Ordinarily you would think a World Cup qualifying campaign that has featured just two defeats in 17 matches would be considered a success. But when such a campaign has yet to achieve its ultimate aim, you can understand why the Socceroos’ bandwagon remains parked in the side street. Anti-climactically, tonight’s final group B qualifier, against Thailand at Melbourne’s Aami Park, is not likely to set that bandwagon rolling.
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