Matildas win Asian Cup on penalties

May 30, 2010
By Liam FitzGibbon
The Matildas provided the Socceroos with some inspiration ahead of the World Cup by claiming Australia's first Asian football title at the women's Asian Cup in China on Sunday night.

Tom Sermanni's team overcame several injury setbacks and monsoonal conditions in Chengdu to go a step better than their runner-up finish at the 2006 tournament with a dramatic penalties win over North Korea in the final.

With scores locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time, the Matildas were ...

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