Barnaby Joyce has revealed he watched the flawed Matildas match at his native pub on Saturday night time and missed the heart-pounding penalty shoot-out in opposition to France.
Sam Kerr and her teammates have achieved what no Australian workforce – male or feminine – has ever performed earlier than: safe a spot in a FIFA World Cup semi-final.
Having crushed France 7-6 after an exciting 120 minutes of play and the longest shootout in Cup historical past, the Matildas now set their sights on taking part in England’s Lionesses on Wednesday.
The Quarterfinals is the highest-rated TV sports activities program since Cathy Freeman’s win on the 2000 Olympics — and Nationals frontbencher Barnaby Joyce missed all of it.
Speaking to Seven’s Sunrise on Monday morning, the National Party politician revealed they’d the flawed Matildas match on the nation pub he attended – and nobody realized the error.
Joyce missed the thrilling penalty shootout that took Australia to the semi-finals (pictured, Matildas gamers have fun victory)
“I went to the pub at the weekend to watch it,” he mentioned.
“And you’ll see it on the Facebook post – I think we were watching the wrong game.
“I think they did a rerun because it was on Channel Ten.
“Don’t think it was the right one because when we finished the game Australia had won 1 – 0.
“So we were like, that’s good — we still won.”
The indisputable fact that the sport he watched featured the Channel Ten watermark – and the end result was a 1-0 win in opposition to Australia – means the pub is watching a repeat of the Matildas’ victory over Les Bleues of their World Cup warm-up match on July 14 has repeated.
Joyce additionally denounced plans to present Aussies a vacation if the Matildas win the match and requested why Aussies ought to be given day off to have fun the nationwide workforce and never different sides.
“I think it’s a really good reason for the Matildas to take the day off. But look, why didn’t we have a day off after the Diamonds won (the Netball World Cup)?’ he said.
Joyce watched a replay of Australia’s July 14 friendly with France – and came away believing the Aussies had won their World Cup quarter-final 1-0
Joyce thinks Aussies shouldn’t get a day off if the Matildas (pictured celebrating victory over Les Bleues) win the tournament
“I mean they would have put in as much effort as anyone else. If we do well at the Olympics, will we have a day off afterwards?
“We just have to be very careful about taking days off, because in the end someone pays. I mean, it’s not like it’s free.
‘Someone has to pay and that is mainly the small companies. And if I asked you, “Would you like to pay for a day off from your colleagues?” you’d most likely say no.
The Matildas play in opposition to England on Wednesday night in Sydney, with the winner taking over Spain or Sweden within the closing subsequent Sunday.