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As the final curtain approaches in Canada, it’s a time to reflect on the month that we’ve seen and experienced.
The women’s game has truly hit new heights. This has been a FIFA Women’s World Cup of fabulous goals, wonderful games, and a sporting tournament that has truly made an impact across the globe. The #FIFAWWC has inspired girls & women ar...
It's a gross injustice that none of our Matildas were nominated for a 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup award, but nothing will diminish the legacy our girls left on Australia's football during their history-making run to the quarter-finals.
From the moment the Matildas embarked on their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup journey in Canada, I have always believed that this was the best women's national team Australia has produced. Since their first appearance at the 1995 World Cup in...
Both Argentina and Chile are desperate to win the 2015 Copa America final, for vastly different reasons. With the firepower at the disposal of both teams, we're in for a classic match.
So will Chile finally have something to put in its trophy cabinet? Or will Argentina win its first senior title since 1993? There is plenty at stake, then, in the final of the 2015 Copa America. Many treat this tournament as a warm up for ...
Scott Miller's surprise appointment as Newcastle Jets coach is a gamble Football Federation Australia hopes will pay off.
The troubled Jets are managed by FFA in the wake of the withdrawal of previous owner Nathan Tinkler's A-League licence. Melbourne-born Miller, 33, signed a two-year contract with the club after leaving his role as under-21 coach at English...
After watching Japan defeat Netherlands in their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Round of 16 clash, I'm convinced the Matildas have what it takes to beat their AFC rival in the quarter-finals and take the next step in what is already a remarkable...
Here are the 5 reasons why I feel the Matilda's will have the edge:   1. The Matildas are battle hardened   To use the words of Australia coach Alen Stajcic, the Matildas are "battle hardened" and used to playing the world's best. Having ...
Dear Matildas, you are an inspiration, a testament to what it means to dedicate your life to your dreams and never let it defeat you, even in the face of adversity.
On the eve of your do-or-die round of 16 clash against Brazil, I found myself experiencing a range of emotions from the moment I woke up and started my day. Nervousness, excitement, anxiety and adrenaline were just some of the things that ...
The Matildas etched their name into Australian football history, again, with their 1-0, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Round of 16 win over Brazil. So where does the victory sit among Australian football's fondest moments?
1. The Matildas topple Brazil The tyranny of distance often means long, bleary-eyed nights for Australian fans in this labour of love that is the world game. With sunrise still a blip on the horizon of the inky gloom punctuating one of the...
Memo Australia: Thailand is fast emerging as a genuine force to be reckoned with in the region after a series of eye-opening results from the national team.
The Thais for decades were considered as whipping boys in this part of the world. It is still ranked 129th in the world but that's not expected to last too long. Its fortunes are changing because the "War Elephants" have assembled a compet...
The real Copa America is the continent’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers – where all 10 nations play each other home and away. The introduction of this marathon format in 1996 has brought about a dramatic improvement in playing standards of the less...
These days, the Copa America tournament serves as a warm-up for the qualifiers.  Of course, once the Copa kicks off, everyone wants to win.  There is always pressure on Brazil and Argentina to go home with the trophy, and that is especiall...
Australia's two senior national teams were in action over the past three days and while one has obvious work to do, the other is once again capturing the attention and affection of an increasingly appreciative nation.
It's happened again. Australia has fallen in love with our Matildas thanks to all of the qualities we love about them, and which make them formidable. Their collective spirit, togetherness, ability, determination and aggressive approach. T...