April 14, 2024

In an exciting showdown within the quarterfinals of the Ladies’s Soccer World Cup, Australia managed to beat France in an intense penalty shootout, securing their first semi-final berth within the event’s historical past.

Australia beat France in a penalty shootout on Saturday to advance to the semifinals of the Ladies’s Soccer World Cup for the primary time. Cortnee Vine scored Australia’s tenth penalty from the penalty spot and transformed it calmly, giving the Matildas a 7-6 victory on penalties after the quarter-final match ended 0-0 at time regulation and further time.

Australia goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold stored the Matildas within the sport into additional time and made a sequence of essential saves within the penalty shootout, earlier than and after lacking her personal attempt that might have sealed the victory.

Australia will play both England or Colombia subsequent Wednesday in Sydney in the hunt for a spot within the remaining. The Australian staff overcame a longstanding curse from the event hosts by changing into the one staff aside from the US to advance previous the quarterfinals of a Ladies’s World Cup because the host nation.

Australia had misplaced on three earlier events within the quarterfinals of the Ladies’s World Cups to date and confronted intense strain on this knockout sport as six of the earlier hosts had been knocked out within the quarterfinals, together with France in 2019. Australia co-hosts the event together with New Zealand.

Supply: Euronews Espanol