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'Miracle of Montpellier' answers all the questions asked of Matildas

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This was the stuff of legend, a match already dubbed the "Miracle in Montpellier" by Australian fans. A game which will long be remembered not just by Matildas supporters but by fans anywhere who relish a remarkable storyline.

Brazil had not conceded a goal in group stage World Cup play since the 2003 tournament, but here were the Australians, not just breaching their hitherto impregnable rearguard, but storming it and then dismantling it brick by brick, to stun the South Americans and warn any World Cup opponents that they were back on track.


Not only that, but they did so having fallen two goals behind in a first half in which they had had the better of the play but failed to impose themselves on the scoreboard.

The Matildas had been questioned in the........

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