All the analysis from the Junior Matildas' stunning 2-2 draw with Bangladesh in the final group match of the AFC U/16 Championship.
1. LEAKY AS A SIEVE ON THE COUNTER
If there's one impression we're left with - excluding the obvious fighting spirit of the girls - it's that there's some serious work to be done on their defending from counter attacks.
Far too often our fullbacks were drawn towards the ball and caught in uncomfortable positions, leaving acres of space behind them. This is bad even if your midfielders are quicker than the opposition and track back effectively, but ours didn't.
Bangladesh were ruthless on the counter, but given they're not one of the strongest teams in this competition, let alone at the U/17 World Cup, this is a wake-up moment for the Junior Tillies.
Shape up defensively, or be prepared to ship out at the elite level.
2. ...BUT WE'RE DANGEROUS FROM RANGE
Sure, we can poke holes in their game defensively, but massive credit to the likes of Paige Zois who constantly put the Bangladeshis under pressure despite them holding a deep line effectively.
It's very tough, particularly at a young age playing 90 minutes in humid conditions, to play a possession-style with fast ball movement against a deep-set opponent.
So the Junior Matildas were faced with few options as they sought to work their opponent, bar the most obvious, and the hardest...
Pepper their goalie with powerful long strikes to force them to shut down the ball possessor. We did this to brilliantly throughout the match and it's no surprise that Zois' winner was from range.
We may have gaps the size of crevasses at the back, but we can shoot with the best in the world.
3. BANGLADESH HAVE GOT THE GOODS
We need to give massive credit to Bangladesh for this one. Truth be told, the Juniors didn't actually play that badly, they were just up against an opponent that definitely surprised us (and we reckon surprised them a fair bit as well).
We've heard a lot about the rapid expansion in quality throughout our South-East Asian neighbours and the Bangladeshis were the perfect example of this today.
Fast breaks, strong technical skill, very confident with the ball at their feet, accurate passing and their goalkeeper - who couldn't have been over 150 centimetres tall - was a rock at the back.