Make sure you set an early alarm for Sunday morning.
The Australian soccer team has made it into the quarter finals for the FIFA world cup. It’s the first time in Australia’s footballing history that we have ever made it this far. It is a record breaking game and should be one that every Australian drags their butts out of bed for.
Oh and just in case you missed it – it’s the women who have achieved this glorious feat (the blokes have never made it this far).
Make sure you set your alarm clocks for 5:30am on Sunday – or just stay up if you’re already out – so you can get to a TV because that’s when the Westfield Matildas will be kicking off for Australia’s first ever FIFA world cup quarter final game in Edmonton.
It’s really not hard – you get your phone, you set an alarm, when you hear it * bleep * you roll out of bed bleary eyed, you get to a TV and you watch. Hopefully you watch Australia defeat their next opponents – Japan – to make it to the semis.
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And if you’re not convinced yet, Amy Poehler will (Post continues after post…)
The Matildas have defeated Brazil when they were the underdogs, to make it to this game. They have battled injury, knock-backs and proved a lot of people wrong.
Australia has a fierce rivalry with Japan, they need our whole country’s support. The game will be an amazing spectacle of talent between two fierce Asian heavyweights whose last meeting was at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Final last year when Japan beat the Matildas 1-0.