The Matildas have gone down fighting against the United States as they were defeated 4 – 3 in the Bronze Medal Match at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium.
Goals from Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord and Emily Gienlik were not enough for the Aussies to overcome the defending world champions in an end-to-end encounter.
Aggressive from the start, Australia created an early opening in the opening minute with a Tameka Yallop cross cleared by the USA to the feet of Emily van Egmond. From distance Van Egmond fired but it sailed just over.
The quarter-final hero Teagan Micah was called into action in the seventh minute as she palmed a stinging shot from Christen Press over the bar.
Read the full match report at Australian Olympic Team