Matildas waltz home in win over Brazil

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Australia's Matildas have managed one of their most significant achievements with victory in the Tournament of Nations following a 6-1 rout of Brazil in Carson, California.

Earlier, Brazil could not have asked for a better start when Camila found the back of the net in only the second minute.

The Matildas have blitzed their way to Tournament of Nations glory by defeating Brazil 6-1 to claim the inaugural four-team competition in stunning style.

This end-to-end effort that Caitlin Foord tucked home is indicative of the wall-to-wall dominance the Australians held over Brazil for virtually the entire game.

The Matildas' triumph will sit alongside their Asian Cup win in 2010 in terms of its importance on the worldwide stage and it is sweet revenge for their quarter-final exit via penalties at the hands of Brazil at last year's Rio Olympics.

The tournament win will surely shoot Australia up the Federation Internationale de Football Association global rankings, with the team now sitting at 7th.

But pint-sized forward De Vanna levelled six minutes later after being pulled down in the box, swooping on a rebound after the keeper blocked her spot kick.

Defence was the order of the day from both sides after half-time, but Foord made the most of a through ball from teammate Tameka Butt in the 68th minute to extend the Matildas' lead.

Sam Kerr was irrepressible, winning a first-half penalty to earn an equaliser before providing two assists and icing the match with Australia's sixth goal.

The Matildas have been on a roll since they scored their first ever win over world champions US in their opening match of the tournament, before going on to defeat Japan earlier this week.

A strong performance here bodes well for football in Australia, with the Matildas in fantastic form for the Asian Cup next year and the FIFA World Cup in 2019.

The Matildas have made the quarter-final stage at the past three World Cups.

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