Australia-Chile women's friendly attracts record 20,029 fans

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Sam Kerr of the Matildas celebrates after scoring a goal during the Women's International friendly soccer match between the Australia and Chile at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Football Federation Australia said a record crowd of 20,029 were attracted for the women's soccer match in Australia. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image via AP)

SYDNEY (AP) — Sam Kerr scored both Australian goals in a 2-1 friendly win Saturday over Chile which Football Federation Australia said attracted a record crowd of 20,029 for a women's soccer match in Australia.

The match, played at a new stadium in western Sydney, broke the previous mark of 16,829 for an Australia-Brazil game at Newcastle, north of Sydney, on Nov. 19, 2017.

Kerr scored in each half and has 40 goals in her past 40 games for Perth in the W-League, Chicago in the NWSL, and Australia.

She has scored 38 goals for Australia.


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