Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson shares pre-game ‘promise’ players made before FIFA Women’s World Cup semi

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Tony Gustavsson has let us in on an in-house pact they made before their FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-final.

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Australia is proud of its national women’s football team. Of that we can be certain, after the Matildas did everything

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they could to progress through to the FIFA Women’s World Cup final but fell just short in a heartbreaking night of missed opportunities against England.

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The Matildas captured the imagination of the entire nation during their inspired run to the last four

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galvanising Australian people like nothing we’ve seen since Cathy Freeman and before. The entire country stood almost breathless

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as the Aussies took on the English in Wednesday night’s blockbuster, but the host nation fell short as the inexorable class of the Lionesses powered them to a 3-1 victory

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But if there’s one thing of which we can be sure, Australia’s loss wasn’t through lack of trying.

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They played right until the final whistle had blown, just as they had promised each other they would.

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Speaking to Channel 7 after the gut-wrenching loss, Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson revealed a pact the players made between themselves and the coach.

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