The resounding success of the Olympic qualifying tournament in Perth has presented some enviable problems for Tony Gustavsson

The test was clear: can the Matildas continue their good form after the World Cup and will Australia keep showing up for them? Yes and yes. Everyone passed the Olympic qualifying tournament with flying colours.

Back in the country just two months after a fourth-place finish at the tournament on home soil, the Matildas brought to Perth’s pitches almost everything expected of them. Almost because Mackenzie Arnold was never really called on to give a reminder of her remarkable World Cup efforts; nor were Tegan Micah and Lydia Williams tested in goal. It’s hard to imagine there would be many complaints about that though.

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