On a Tuesday night in Australia we received a piece of correspondence that would change our world. Too dramatic? Okay maybe a little bit but as the Twittersphere caught the news many Australian fans had the same reaction we did; shock, disbelief and maybe one or two tears (or three or four). Basically we went through all the stages of grief in a six hour period.
The fitting farewell outgoing Westfield Matildas coach Tom Sermanni deserved and wanted didn’t eventuate this evening, as Australia fell short of EAFF Women’s East Asian Cup qualification by virtue of a 2-1 loss to China PR.
The Westfield Matildas have begun their EAFF Women’s East Asian Cup 2013 qualification quest in emphatic fashion by recording a 7-0 win over Chinese Taipei last night.
Matildas romped home in their EAFF Qualifiers opener | FFA
Westfield Matildas Head Coach Tom Sermanni has announced his final Westfield Matildas squad for the upcoming East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) Preliminary Competition Round 2.
Sermanni names is last Matildas squad | TWG
This week on The Women's Game Podcast, Ann and Dan give their account of the Western Sydney Wanderers v Perth Glory, discuss Tom Sermanni's appointement as USWNT coach, chat to Wanderers captain Sarah Walsh and ask, what next for the Matildas?
Need more? Of course you do! Here are all this week's interviews in full:
Tom Sermanni Interview
Trudy Camilleri Interview
Jamie Harnwell Interview
Sarah Walsh Interview
Marianna Tabain Interview
The hunt is over the US Women's National Team with Tom Sermanni announced as they new coach but it all begins now for Australia as they look to replace the charismatic Scotsman. So what now?
TWG has been informed that Matildas coach Tom Sermanni is set to be announced as the new coach of the recent gold medal winning US Women's National Team.
The Westfield Matildas have marked the farewell appearance of Sarah Walsh with a spirited 6-2 loss to women’s football heavyweights the United States at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park .
Walsh netted in her final international | Getty
The Westfield Matildas showed great character and tremendous promise in a classic encounter against Olympic Games gold medalists the United States today, ultimately going down 2-1.
Lisa De Vanna was at her brilliant best | TWG
The last time Australia and the US Women's National Team played against each other, most of the Matildas squad were still in primary school! Now a majority of those teenagers are set to take on the recently re-crowned Olympic gold medallists.