Australian community celebrates Matildas historic fourth place finish

After the Matildas went down fighting against the United States in the Bronze Medal Match, supporters from all corners of the globe celebrated their historic best-ever Olympic placing.

Goals from captain Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord and Emily Gielnik were not enough for the Aussies to overcome the defending world champions to win the bronze medal match.

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Despite the heartbreaking loss at the final hurdle, a fourth-place finish is the furthest the Matildas have ever gone at the Olympic Games. 

Social media celebrated the historic occasion with the love for Australia's national women's football team hugely evident.

Fans, athletes and other Olympians filled social media overnight, expressing their pride and excitement for the future.

Read through some of the best reactions on social media below!