Matildas fans criticize Channel Ten for technical malfunction during game against Canada, causing snow storm appearance

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Matildas fans have been left fuming after a huge malfunction made viewing impossible late in the first half during the international friendly against Canada on Wednesday.

Channel 10 provided the live coverage on Wednesday from BC Place in Vancouver and seconds after midfielder Quinn scored for the hosts, television chaos followed.

Commentator Andy Harper explained during the halftime analysis ‘a storm had disrupted the satellite’- but that didn’t stop plenty of fans voicing their frustration after being forced to endure a grey mat which covered the screen for what seemed an eternity.

‘The [satellite] feed is cutting up a little bit, a little bit you say….try it’s cutting up a lot,’ said one bemused fan raged on the platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

A second posted: ‘This satellite is awful, I can’t deal with it. The apology from Channel 10 made me laugh though…. it looks like it’s being played in a snow storm.’

Scores of Matildas fans were fuming after a huge satellite malfunction made TV viewing impossible (pictured) late in the first half during the international friendly against Canada

Australia also fielded a much stronger XI, with the likes of Caitlin Foord Hayley Raso, Alanna Kennedy (pictured) and Steph Catley all starting

Australia also fielded a much stronger XI, with the likes of Caitlin Foord Hayley Raso, Alanna Kennedy (pictured) and Steph Catley all starting

Fan favourite Mary Fowler was well contained by the Canadian defenders from the opening whistle

Fan favourite Mary Fowler was well contained by the Canadian defenders from the opening whistle

The free to air network apologised for the broadcast blunders, which was rectified by the start of the second half.

On the field, Australia fielded a much stronger XI, with the likes of Caitlin Foord, Mary Fowler, Hayley Raso, Katrina Gorry and Steph Catley all starting.

It followed last Saturday’s 5-0 thumping, where coach Tony Gustavsson came under fire for resting many of his first choice stars.

The match also kicked off almost 25 minutes late due to celebrations for veteran striker Christine Sinclair, who made her 331st – and final – appearance for Canada’s national team.

Across her decorated international career, Sinclair was a 14-time Canada Soccer Player of the Year, captained her nation since 2006, played in six World Cups, 10 CONCACAF tournaments and four Olympic Games.

The striker also won gold at the Tokyo Games in 2021 – and bowed out a winner in her final appearance with a 1-0 win in front of 48,000 plus fans.

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