/ 26 February 2024

On the path to Paris

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

The Tillies have done it again… Our soccer stars came out on top of their first Olympic qualifier against Uzbekistan on Saturday, winning 3-0 in the home team’s capital Tashkent. The star of the match was Michelle Heyman, the 35yo striker recalled to the squad to fill in for injured Matildas star/captain Sam Kerr. Heyman described nabbing the team’s first goal after a scoreless first half as “a dream come true”. It was quickly followed by goals from Mary Fowler and Caitlin Foord. Reports say the win has helped the Matildas lock in their presence at the Paris Olympics, but they still have a final match against the Uzbeks… It’ll be in front of a 50,000-strong crowd at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on Wednesday night. Coach Tony Gustavsson says the team don’t underestimate Uzbekistan, but he’s challenged his players to convert more goals next time. 

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