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Australia already captivated a nation as co-hosts of the Women’s World Cup. Now there’s one more thing to play for, even though it is not what the team had hoped to be fighting for on the final weekend of the tournament.

Bars and restaurants were packed around Sydney and there were live watching parties across the country for the semifinal. The sold-out crowd at Stadium Sydney was announced at 75,784, with even more gathered outside.

Australia’s men’s basketball team, the Boomers, were slated to play a tune-up game against Brazil on Wednesday night in preparation for their World Cup but moved the game up two hours to watch the Matildas in the semifinals.