The United States (ranked number one in the world) and Australia (seven) had plenty of shared history coming into their opening match of the Tournament of Nations at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on 27 July 2017. Australia had played the US 26 times prior, incredibly, never winning a match.

 

It was somewhat of a disjointed outing for both teams, in which the US showed quality in patches, but struggled mightily to build coherent possession. The difference was in the finishing, with Australia burying their one excellent chance in the 67th-minute. The US failed to clear the ball in the penalty area and Elise Kellond-Knight pounced to play it forward to Tameka Butt, who finished from close-range to give Australia the lead.

 

Despite a number of opportunities, the US just could not score. Admittedly, some of the biggest names in the squad had been left out to start the match, as head coach Jill Ellis opted to test her team's depth.

 

Australia's first victory against the US in 27 attempts was celebrated. More importantly, it provided a boost in confidence for a team rising in its ability to compete on the world stage. This design marks a moment of joy for the Matildas and Australian women's football.

Australia Beats the World's Best T-shirt

SKU: FC0000078
$40.00Price
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  • Specifications

    • Regular fit 
    • Crew neck 
    • Mid-weight, 180 GSM
    • 100% combed cotton
    • Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
  • Women – Size Chart

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    L 63.5 64.5 65.5 66.5 67.5 68.5

     

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    L 71 75 78.5 82 83.5 85

     

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