FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Matildas versus France in quarter final as fans flock to Newcastle city to watch the game live

Simon McCarthy
Updated August 13 2023 - 4:54pm, first published August 12 2023 - 6:45pm

The Matildas went into Saturday's FIFA Women's World Cup quarter final clash with France as underdogs, but after a stellar run through the competition to date, the Australian side has cemented its place in the annals of the country's greatest sporting achievements.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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