FIFA Women’s World Cup: Australia and France featured the longest penalty shootout

FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal between Australia and France featured the longest penalty shootout in tournament history on Saturday.

At the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday, the penalty shootout between Australia and France in the quarterfinal game was the longest shootout in FIFA Women’s World Cup history.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Australia march on after edging France in epic penalty  shootout |



Australia eventually prevailed 7-6 after the shootout, which featured 10 penalty kicks for each team. The Matildas’ Cortnee Vine converted the game-winning penalty as the hosts advanced to the semifinals of the competition for the first time.

List of FIFA Women’s World Cup penalty shootouts:

  • France vs. Australia in the 2023 quarterfinals – Australia prevailed 7-6 in penalties; total kicks: 10-10.
  • Sweden defeated the USA in the round of 16 of 2023, 5-4 on penalties; kicks were attempted at 7-7.
  • 1999 third-place play-off between Brazil and Norway: Brazil prevailed 5-4 in sudden death; kicks were scored 6-5.
  • China defeated Sweden in the 1995 World Cup quarterfinals, 4-3 in penalties; 5-5 on kicks.
  • 1999 USA vs. China Final score: USA prevailed 5-4 on penalties; Kicks attempted: 5-5.
  • Quarterfinal match between France and England in 2011 saw France prevail 4-3 on penalties; total kicks: 5-5.
  • 2011 Japan vs. USA Final score: Japan prevailed 3-1 on penalties; total kicks: 5-5.
  • France vs. Germany, Quarterfinals of 2015 – Germany won on penalties, 5-4, with a score of 5-5.
  • Brazil and the USA faced off in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinals, with the USA winning 5-4 on penalties.
  • England defeated Nigeria in the round of 16 by a score of 4-2 on penalties.
  • Australia vs. Norway in the round of 16 of 2019 Norway prevailed 4-1 in penalties; total kicks: 4-3.

After 120 minutes of play plus extra time, there had been no goals scored between Australia and France, putting the match into penalties.

Selma Bacha began the shootout for France, but because of her weak shot, Australia gained the upper hand. Caitlin Foord easily scored to give the hosts the lead.

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