They thoroughly enjoyed being able to send in questions live to the author's daughter, Lucy, about her childhood and see a live performance of Matilda
- quarterfinalists at the last three World Cups - have designs on making a real push for the trophy.
She has scored 31 goals in 76 appearances for the Matildas
The Aussie women's soccer team, nicknamed the Matildas
, posed full frontal for a calendar to raise Olympic sponsorship.
Lisa De Vanna, 25, a highly decorated player, was told to remove the scandalous photos and set her page to private after the mother of the young Matildas
fan complained to the Football Federation of Australia.
The four Matildas
performed on stage at the ceremony and were the evening's most popular winners.
Australia lost 1-0 to Japan during Olympic qualifying and Sermanni is hoping his Westfield Matildas
will get revenge and spoil Japan's Olympic farewell party.
Smashed in the Champions Trophy before suspending one player and sacking their coach, the tour could not have started any worse for the Wilting Matildas
, who lost their opener against the United States, have improved ever since, beating Nigeria and then, crucially, holding Sweden to a draw which boosted their confidence.
Isobel Christiansen's secondhalf strike was enough to secure victory over the Matildas
but the day also belonged to Scott.