Australian footballer Lisa De Vanna needs team-mate's help to use drink bottle

Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna battles for possession in her team's Olympic quarterfinal against Brazil.
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Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna battles for possession in her team's Olympic quarterfinal against Brazil.

How many Aussies does it take to use a drink bottle? More than one apparently.

Australian footballer Lisa De Vanna's moment she would probably rather forget was beamed around the world on live TV on Saturday.

Taking a break as another player was treated for an injury during her team's quarterfinal against hosts Brazil at the Rio Olympics, the Matildas striker took the chance to quench her thirst.

The only problem, De Vanna was attempting to drink from the wrong end of the bottle until quick hands from nearby team-mate Elise Kellond-Knight solved the issue.

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Although De Vanna eventually had her thirst quenched, her thirst to advance to the semifinals was not as Australia were beaten 7-6 on penalties.

Brazil progressed to play Sweden for a place in the gold medal match, while the Matildas will have to wait for the Tokyo 2020 Games for a chance to stand on an Olympic podium.

A bit of work on keeping their bottle, and drinking from them, might be in order.

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