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Biggest crowd for a football match in Sydney since last year’s Women’s World Cup Final at the same venue and the biggest Matildas’ crowd for the year.

With a home Women’s Asian Cup and the Women’s World Cup in Brazil on the horizon, the Matildas are our #1 sporting team in Australia

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Let’s go!! What a crowd at ANZ last night :green_circle::yellow_circle: Following the WWC, hopefully the Matildas euphoria continues, Paris should be fun. Contrast to the Socceroos and Olyroos now.

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The win plus Palestine’s nil-all draw with Lebanon means the Socceroos will finish on top of Group I. However, Australia need to beat Palestine in Perth next Tuesday in order to claim six wins out of six, so they can have a better chance in the third round qualification draw.

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Lebanon’s 4-0 thrashing of Bangladesh in the later match means Palestine also progressed to the next stage, by finishing second behind Australia in Group I.

The draw for the third round of AFC World Cup qualifiers will be held at Kuala Lumpur on June 27.

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Heard on the radio that Australia is only the third team ever to have no goals scored against them in this stage of qualifying.

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Daily Mail Australia understands that the idea for the major announcement twist was Kerr’s.

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