Sam Kerr first Aussie to score World Cup hat trick against Jamaica

Our Aussie Matildas are through to the round of 16, after defeating Jamaica at the World Cup this morning.

The Australian side will play against Norway next, after thrashing Jamaica 4-1.

Captain Sam Kerr scored all four of the team’s goals, the first Australian – male or female – to score a hat-trick at the World Cup.


After a 2-0 lead in the break, the Matildas were looking comfortable.

Though Jamaica were in it with a point in the first 20 minutes of the second, before Kerr came back in the 69th minute with a tap in, then again in the 83rd for the fourth.

The massive four-point haul puts the Aussies in second place, taking them to the Allianz Riviera on Sunday.

Kerr told SBS everyone worked together to get the win.

“It was a team effort, it wasn’t just about me today.
“I’ve heard Nice is beautiful. We would have felt confident whoever the opponent was,” Kerr said.