Matildas' World Cup dreams over but plenty to still celebrate

Renee Valentine
Updated August 17 2023 - 1:50am, first published August 16 2023 - 10:00pm
Ellla Toone celebrates the opening goal of Wednesday night's World Cup semi-final between England and Australia at Stadium Australia. Picture by Adam McLean
Ellla Toone celebrates the opening goal of Wednesday night's World Cup semi-final between England and Australia at Stadium Australia. Picture by Adam McLean

You could almost feel the air disappear. The hope. The excitement. The dreams. Australia embraced it all over the past month, and then they were all shattered in an instant.

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Renee Valentine

Renee Valentine

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Renee Valentine is a sports journalist with more than 20 years of experience in Newcastle. She is passionate about increasing the visibility of sportswomen in the media. Got a sports story, email Renee at r.valentine@newcastleherald.com.au