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Triumph, Tenacity, and the Matildas: A Journey from Struggle to Stardom

August 15, 2023

I have a confession to make. I’m still recovering from Saturday night!

My voice is hoarse from roaring with every twist and turn of that 120-minute heart-thumping Matildas game. And that 17-minute white-knuckle penalty shoot-out? Β But then, Cortnee Vine’s triumphant kick! The nation didn’t just celebrate; we ignited.

β€˜π‘Šβ„Žπ‘œ π‘π‘Žπ‘› 𝑀𝑒 π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘‘π‘–π‘‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠? πΏπ‘œπ‘œπ‘˜ π‘›π‘œ π‘“π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘› π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘π‘™π‘Žπ‘¦π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ . 𝐴𝑑 π‘’π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘œπ‘π‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘π‘™π‘’, π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘¦ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘™π‘™π‘–π‘’π‘‘, π‘“π‘œπ‘’π‘”β„Žπ‘‘ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘’π‘’π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘–π‘Ÿ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘šπ‘  π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘˜π‘–π‘›π‘‘ π‘œπ‘“ π‘£π‘–π‘”π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘£π‘’π‘‘ π‘œπ‘›π‘™π‘¦ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘™π‘¦ 𝑒π‘₯π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘¦ – π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘π‘’π‘Ÿβ„Žπ‘Žπ‘π‘  𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 π‘Ž 𝑙𝑖𝑑𝑑𝑙𝑒 π‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘§π‘¦β€™ Lucy Zelic, sports presenter and journalist writes for the Sydney Morning Herald.

These superstars don’t stand alone. Every Matilda before them is woven into this tapestry of triumph. Zelic recounts the dark days, playing to empty stadiums, players buying their own plane tickets, paying their own medical expenses, Joey Peters donning Socceroos’ hand-me-downs, and the desperate nude calendar shoot for funding.

This isn’t just a win on the pitch. It’s a victory for every resilient woman who’s worn that jersey, for every tear shed, every sacrifice made, and every dream fiercely chased across decades. This team has been forged in fire.

One more sleep till the Matildas take on England in the semi-finals tomorrow!

Dear Matildas, the whole nation is behind you. Win or lose, you live forever in our hearts. We love you.

Now β€˜Go get β€˜em’!

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