Analysis

Stage set for Australian World Cup glory after Matildas show nerves of steel in penalty shootout

Melanie Dinjaski
Updated August 12 2023 - 9:19pm, first published 8:40pm
Cortnee Vine slots the winning penalty kick. Picture Getty Images
Cortnee Vine slots the winning penalty kick. Picture Getty Images

The stage is set for the Matildas to go all the way after their heartstopping triumph over France, winning the penalty shootout 7-6.

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Melanie Dinjaski

Melanie Dinjaski

Sports Reporter

Melanie Dinjaski is an experienced sports journalist at the Canberra Times with a genuine love of all sports. She's covered every code from NRL to NFL, and has experience in print, digital, podcasting, TV and video journalism, having spent time working in newsrooms at Nine, Fox Sports and Seven before moving to the capital. Melanie aims to bring Canberrans all the sports news they need to know - have a story worth sharing? Get in touch!

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