What they said: Catley, Kerr, Williams and Foord reflect on World Cup lessons

The Matildas have thanked Australia for their incredible support and reflected on the lessons they have learned throughout their France 2019 journey.

Australia's World Cup campaign came to a heartbreaking close on Sunday morning (AEST) in a 4-1 penalty shootout loss to Norway.

After the match, www.matildas.com.au caught up with Steph Catley, Sam Kerr, Lydia Williams and Caitlin Foord. Watch the full post-match interviews below.

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Vice-captain Steph Catley on incredible Australian support in France…

“They are best supporters in the world. The supporters have been the highlight of this tournament.

“Walking out in every game, they’re so loud, they’re there early. We can’t thank them enough for having our backs.”

'They're the best supporters in the world', says Catley

Captain Sam Kerr's tribute to Matildas fans…

“We couldn’t have done it without all the support. It's a dream come true to have that many Aussies follow you around the world.

“We let them down tonight but hopefully we did them proud in the way we played and the spirit we played the game in."

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'Hopefully we did them proud', says Kerr

Goalkeeper Lydia Williams on learning from World Cup heartache…

“You can go through hard times but it’s about how you bounce back and the lessons you take from that.

“I think as a group we've been through a lot during our time together, and this is just another thing that we're going to grow and get stronger from.”

'It's about how you bounce back', says Williams

Attacker Caitlin Foord on looking ahead to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics…

“What Ante Milicic has done with us in a short time has been amazing.

“I think we’ve really been playing some good football. It’s scary for other teams to see what we’ve done in how much time we’ve had.”

'What Ante has done with us has been amazing', says Foord