The unfortunate Matilda Chloe Logarzo collapses on live TV as Australia beat France after injuries barely let her miss out on joining the World Cup squad.
Matildas star Chloe Logazo couldn’t contain her emotions as the Aussies advanced to their first World Cup semi-final by beating France on Saturday night, breaking down in tears in a heartfelt illustration of how much victory means to the country.
The 28-year-old was heartbroken when she made Australia’s provisional 29-man squad for the World Cup in June, only to miss out due to a foot injury when the final 23-man squad was named on July 3.
Instead, he signed on to provide expert and sometimes emotional commentary during Optus’ coverage of the tournament.
Logarzo revealed that she “cried a lot” when the Aussies won their warm-up match against the French before the Cup began, but that paled in comparison to her emotional reaction when the Matildas beat Les Bleues in the quarter-finals.
Lorgazo (pictured, right) had to put down the microphone, wipe her eyes and collect herself after crying as she explained what Matildas’ victory meant to her.
The 28-year-old (pictured playing for Australia) was part of Matildas’ provisional squad for the World Cup, but injury issues ruled her out of the final tournament line-up.
The Western United A-League captain was in tears as she revealed what victory meant to her and her Matildas teammates.
“What people don’t understand is that we’ve been in this situation twice before and we’ve lost major tournaments because of sanctions,” he said.
“I’m very proud of the people who missed those penalties who got up and took it, because it takes a lot of courage to be able to do it.”
“I couldn’t be more proud that we’ve made history and I can feel how incredible that feels…I’m so proud.”
Logarzo was so overwhelmed that she had to put down the microphone and wipe her eyes with a tissue as she recovered.
The Western United A-League captain was unable to overcome a variety of debilitating injuries after recovering from a torn ACL suffered against Ireland in 2021
Logarzo (pictured at the Dolan Warren Awards in June) recalled previous losses in a penalty shootout after the Australians beat France on Saturday night.
Just before the start of the tournament, he told Daily Mail Australia that “there will probably be a few tears” while covering the Cup.
“I cried a lot against France (during the warm-up match) but I was telling the girls, I don’t have to wish them luck because I know the job they’ve done.
“I think everyone knows that this is not where I want to be… but I’m excited to play a role, no matter what role it is, in this, this, this role (on TV). I’m going to do it.” take it easy
Logarzo will once again be on deck for Optus when the Matildas take on England at 8pm on Wednesday with a World Cup final spot on the line.