Matildas through to next stage

FORMER Sunraysia soccer star Annabel Martin’s Young Matildas are through to the semi finals of the Asian Football Confederation Under 19s Women’s Championships for the first time in more than a decade.

Australia defeated Vietnam 5-2 on Sunday in Nanjing, China, to finish second in Group B of the tournament and progress through to the semis for the first time since 2006.

They will now play Group A winners DPR Korea in the first of the competition’s semi finals tomorrow from 6pm AEDT.

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