The Matildas are ready to focus on their next challenge, after setting down in Sydney ahead of their semi-finals clash with England on Wednesday.

The team arrived in Sydney Airport to fans cheering them on after their incredible win against France on Saturday night.

Crowds gathered outside a Brisbane hotel on Sunday morning to cheer on the team, with some waiting to sing happy birthday to Matildas star Katrina Gorry who celebrated her birthday the day after defeating France in the quarterfinals.

Gorry, who turned 31 on Sunday, walked out of the hotel carrying a balloon, as the team travelled to Sydney where they will spend the next few days preparing for the semi-finals against England.

The Matildas arrived to hectic scenes in Sydney Airport at about 1.30pm, where fans lined up either side to high five their favourite players.

The team will play England in the semi-finals in Sydney at 8pm AEST on Wednesday.

The semi-finals are tipped to break more records for TV streams, with the Saturday night quarterfinals bringing in more than 4 million views from people watching at home.

Other fans ventured out to watch the game at public viewing points and pubs across the country.

Originally published as Matildas touch down in Sydney ahead of semi-finals clash with England

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