World Cup reaction: Matildas striker Cortnee Vine replaces John Aloisi with most iconic moment in Australian soccer history

Melanie Dinjaski
Updated August 13 2023 - 1:08pm, first published August 12 2023 - 9:00pm
The Matildas celebrate their penalty shootout victory. Picture Getty Images
The Matildas celebrate their penalty shootout victory. Picture Getty Images

No-one could forget John Aloisi's penalty in Sydney in a 2005 qualifier that sent the Socceroos to their first World Cup since 1974.

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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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