The Matildas victory over France in a dramatic penalty shoot-out, earned Australia a place in a World Cup semi-final for the first time. Here are some of the moments captured.
Their joy is indescribable
Pictures of cheers from fans onboard a flight after Cortnee Vine came off the bench to secure victory and claim a spot in the FIFA World Cup semi-final, for the first time.
3AW radio presenter Jacqueline Felgate posted a video from the plane, which showed the heart-melting moment fans lost it.
The anxiety of fans
Prepared to face any weather, as long as they watched the match.
Happiness and overwhelming joy
France had a strong defence as they demonstrated readiness for the game.
Kerr’s 55th-minute introduction against France was a boost to the Matildas, as she is recovering from a calf injury
After 120 minutes, the quarterfinal remained goalless hence the penalties.
It was Vine, the 20th penalty taker in the shootout, who sealed victory for Australia, securing a 7-6 win on penalties and a semifinal against England.
Australia will take on England in the semi finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Wednesday night.
Photos: 9News, Dion Georgopoulos, Getty images, Reuters, The Age, Luis Enrique Ascui, AP.