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Matildas Win Asian Cup

  • May 31st, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

matildas-reduced.jpgIn Football, the Matildas have won the Asian Cup, defeating North Korea in a penalty shoot-out 5-4, at Chengdu in China (30.5.10). It was hailed as Australia’s first victory in a major international Football tournament, in men’s or women’s competition. The teams were drawn 1-1 before going into extra time. On Thursday (27.5.10) the Australian women’s team qualified for next year’s World Cup, in Germany, with a 1-0 win over Japan. (See EUAustralia Online, 28.5.10, “Football: Another team, another World Cup in Germany”).