Matildas beat NZ in penalty shootout

June 16, 2013
By David Barbeler
The Matildas have beaten New Zealand on penalties in an international friendly to claim the Centenary Cup, the match finishing without a period of extra time to fit in with ABC television scheduling.

The sides were locked at 1-1 at the end of the regulation 90 minutes but, instead of playing an extra time period, the players went straight into a penalty shootout, which the Australians won 4-2.

Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid later confirmed that the match was played ...

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