Australia edges France on penalty kicks to reach Women's World Cup semifinals for 1st time: 'I'm just speechless'

The Australians became the only hosts other than the United States to win a quarterfinal in nine Women’s World Cups.

BRISBANE, QLD — Mackenzie Arnold’s impact on Australia’s biggest Women’s World Cup moment was so immense that it’s hardly surprising it took vanquished France coach Herve Renard to describe it best.

“We came up against a Goliath of a goalie. What a game,” Renard said.

Australia won a penalty shootout 7-6 against Renard’s team after their quarterfinal ended 0-0 in regulation and extra time on Saturday.

Arnold was “the winning factor,” the French coach acknowledged, “both in normal time but also in

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