Matildas' defeat sad farewell for Sermanni

November 24, 2012
The Australian women's soccer team were unable to give long-serving coach Tom Sermanni the farewell they sought as they fell short of qualifying for the East Asian Cup with a 2-1 loss to China.

Goals to Wang Li Si and Zhang Rui book ended Katie Gill's first half strike in Shenzen on Saturday night to take the hosts through to next year's regional showpiece in the Korea Republic at the expense of the youthful Matildas.

The qualifying tournament was Sermanni's last at the helm ...

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