The Matildas didn’t just beat Brazil, they smashed World Cup records


Australia's 3-2 win over Brazil at the Women's World Cup produced several milestones.

Australia's 3-2 win over Brazil was not only a stirring triumph, it set a number of Women's World Cup records.

Trailing 2-0, it was down to Caitlin Foord and Chloe Logarzo to bring Australia back from the brink before Monica's own goal gifted the Matildas a win.

Sam Kerr of Australia celebrates following the Matildas’ win over Brazil.
Sam Kerr of Australia celebrates following the Matildas’ win over Brazil.

It is only the second time a team have come from 2-0 down to win at the Women's World Cup – but the spectacular come-from-behind win produced numerous firsts for the competition.

Record-breaking highlights:

  • The Matildas became the first team to come from behind to defeat Brazil at the tournament.
  • The Matildas were just the second team to come from two goals down to win a World Cup match, after Sweden's defeat of Germany in 1995.
  • The game itself was also a recordbreaker. Brazil star Marta Vieira da Silva extended her record of most Women's World Cup goals with her 16th strike. She ties Germany's Miloslav Klose, who is the all-time leading scorer at the men's World Cup.
  • Marta also became the first woman to score at five World Cups.

Matildas players celebrate post-match.
Matildas players celebrate post-match.
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  • Caitlin Foord became the first women to score a goal in the World Cup group stage against Brazil in 16 years. Australia's tally of three goals was the most Brazil has conceded in a group match since 1999.
  • Chloe Logarzo, the player of the match, scored her first World Cup goal.
  • Karly Roestbakken became of the very few Matildas to make a senior international debut at a World Cup when she came on in second half injury time.

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