Posts Tagged "Matildas"

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic is refusing to be downbeat despite the end of his team’s historic winning run and a spate of injuries that threaten Australia’s bid to reach next year’s World Cup.

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Sam Kerr and the Matildas have kept up their record streaks in Australia’s last-gasp 4-3 defeat of Norway at the Algarve Cup.

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Melbourne City’s historic W-League triumph was bittersweet for Kyah Simon, who will have a scan on Monday to determine if she can join the Matildas at the Algarve Cup.

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In a boost for women’s football, the Turnbull government announced today it would provide an additional $4 million to the FFA for an Australian bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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2018 is a crucial year for football in Australia, particularly in the women’s game.

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At around this time last year, as I reflected on 2016, I knew that it had been a watershed 12 months for women in sport.

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Perth Glory great Bobby Despotovski reckons Sam Kerr will be rated the best female player in the world one day, but says Australia needs to play more high-quality internationals for her to be recognised.

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The Matildas’ bid to stretch their record-winning streak into uncharted territory will come in February at the Algarve Cup.

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When the history of women’s sport in Australia is being written a decade or more from now, 2017 will be remembered as a pivotal year.

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Fresh from a comfortable victory over China at AAMI Park on Wednesday night in front of a crowd of over 10,000 fans, the Matildas travel to Kardinia Park in Geelong for their second match of the series against China. Join The Roar for a live blog from 4:30pm AEDT.

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Australia and China meet at AAMI Park in Melbourne, in what should be a competitive contest between two powerful international teams. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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A clash between football heavyweights looms as the Matildas look to continue their run of good form when they host world No.13 China in two matches this week.

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Sam Kerr appears primed for another stellar showing for the Matildas this week after her double lifted Perth Glory to a 3-1 win over Melbourne Victory on Sunday.

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There is no longer any debate that women’s sport has started its long overdue rise, both in Australia and overseas, and what a great thing it is to see.

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As October approaches, so does an occasion that most of the football-loving public are anticipating with some trepidation.

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In June the federal government committed some modest funding to support Football Federation Australia’s bid for the Women’s World Cup in 2023. Based on the success of the Matildas on and off the field over the past few months, the FFA and the government should now be doing all it can to host that tournament.

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This week, the Matildas pierced the Australian sporting public’s consciousness.

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Fresh from their whitewash of heavyweights Brazil, the Matildas have lined up another two-game series on home soil against China.

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When Brazil scored, the match just one minute old, it was reward for a snorting start.

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The Matildas and Brazil meet at McDonald Jones Stadium in the second friendly on the visitors’ tour of Australia. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEST).

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