BRISBANE -- The Matildas have reinforced their supremacy over Brazil with a 3-1 win to open the defence of their Tournament of Nations crown with a bang.
Two first-half goals from corner kicks and a Samantha Kerr stunner booked Australia their fourth consecutive win over the South Americans.
Brazil had entered the match in Kansas City, Kansas, in form and determined for revenge, unbeaten in their past 12 outings since losing to the Matildas in Newcastle last September -- a stretch that included...
Seventeen years to the day since Brazil beat Australia 2-1 at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the Matildas returned the favour in Newcastle with a 3-2 win.
And, oh how far they have come since then. Apart from the fact Tuesday night's result marked the third-straight triumph over Brazil, it was also the Matildas' fifth successive victory -- equalling their longest winning streak.
Marta and her Brazil teammates were simply no match for red hot Sam Kerr and her fellow Matildas.
Australia's star striker stole...
A Lisa De Vanna wonder goal and a glancing Sam Kerr header turned it on for a sold-out crowd as the Matildas defeated Brazil 2-1 in Penrith.
Little over a month after wiping the floor with their Rio Olympics conquorers 6-1 to win the Tournament of Nations, the world No.6 Matildas opened their two-match friendly series at Pepper Stadium in Penrith by taking 23 shots to six.
Debinha's second half goal was no more than a consolation for the visitors.
Matildas coach Alen Stajcic praised his squad for...
A 17,000-strong crowd at Penrith's Pepper Stadium will be pulling for the Matildas but at least a few in the national team set-up believe a few cheers should be saved for a true superstar of the game.
In their two-game series on Australian soil, Brazil will be led by legendary forward Marta, a five-time World Player of the Year.
Such is her dominance of the women's game, she was voted in the top three for that award for 11 straight years -- a run not even Lionel Messi can match.
While there's debate...