FIFA.com reviews Australia's FIFA Women's World Cup, which ended with a disappointing defeat by Sweden, but the Matildas nevertheless leave Germany with optimism for the future.
Sweden ended USA's long unbeaten record in the group stage to finish top of their pool, while Australia's 2-1 win over Norway confirmed their qualification to the quarter-finals and sent the Scandinavians home.
Australia will tackle the world’s best with a youthful squad after coach Tom Sermanni confirmed seven teenagers have won a position on the plane for Germany 2011.
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