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Funding boost for Matildas' proposed home

Funding boost for Matildas' proposed home

The Matildas are a step closer to having a purpose-built permanent home in Melbourne with the Victorian government investing $1.5 million in the project. 30 Aug 2020
Why New Zealand was 'absolutely crucial' to winning World Cup hosting

Why New Zealand was 'absolutely crucial' to winning World Cup hosting

The woman behind the 2023 Women's World Cup hosting campaign has revealed just how integral New Zealand was to securing the votes. 27 Aug 2020
45 years ago today: Australia's 'excellent' first match at the Asian Cup

45 years ago today: Australia's 'excellent' first match at the Asian Cup

On this day 45 years ago, at the first ever Asian Cup, an ‘Australian XI’ went down 3-2 to Thailand in front of over 4,000 people in hot and sticky conditions in Hong Kong. 25 Aug 2020
Montemurro: Coaching Matildas would be 'a great privilege'

Montemurro: Coaching Matildas would be 'a great privilege'

Joe Montemurro is one of the hottest coaching prospects in the world right now and he is far from ruling out coaching the Matildas at the 2023 Women's World Cup. 22 Aug 2020
Euro-base would help Matildas: Montemurro

Euro-base would help Matildas: Montemurro

Leading women's coach Joe Montemurro says the Matildas would benefit from having a base in Europe, with the majority of Australia's top players now based there. 18 Aug 2020
London HQ for Matildas' Aussie coaches is a winner

London HQ for Matildas' Aussie coaches is a winner

FFA is expected to ask for expressions of interest for Matildas head coach role in the next week, with a London-based Australian coaching solution gaining traction. 17 Aug 2020
Cash strapped FFA may settle for local Matildas coach

Cash strapped FFA may settle for local Matildas coach

The relative silence regarding FFA’s search for a new Matildas coach has caused all kinds of interesting rumours online. 14 Aug 2020
Report: Matildas line up Phil Neville for coach

Report: Matildas line up Phil Neville for coach

Departing England Lionesses coach Phil Neville has been reportedly approached to take over as Matildas coach. 11 Aug 2020
Australia bid to host AFC U/17 Championship qualifiers

Australia bid to host AFC U/17 Championship qualifiers

The Junior Matildas could be playing their AFC U/17 Championship qualification matches on home soil after FFA announced their joint-bid with Cessnock City Council. 10 Aug 2020
Athletic new Matildas defensive breed opens fresh possibilities

Athletic new Matildas defensive breed opens fresh possibilities

This is part two of a three-part series looking at the Matildas tactical approach on the road to 2023. In part one, we looked at the Matildas’ attacking tactics. Today, we look at the Matildas out of possession. 10 Aug 2020
Why are they called the Matildas? (and why it's perfect)

Why are they called the Matildas? (and why it's perfect)

They might be Australia’s most beloved sports team, but they were not always known by their instantly recognisable name: up until 1995 the Matildas were known as the Female Socceroos. 7 Aug 2020
Arsenal's Montemurro would suit Matildas: Barbieri

Arsenal's Montemurro would suit Matildas: Barbieri

Matildas great Melissa Barbieri says Australia's next coach needs to be in it for the long haul, and Arsenal coach Joe "Pep" Montemurro would suit the role. 21 Jul 2020
World leading teen basketballer closes on Opals dream

World leading teen basketballer closes on Opals dream

Shyla Heal has taken a step closer to realising her Opals dream after being selected in the 2020 Australian Senior National Team squad. 15 Jul 2020
Matildas star Catley joins Arsenal

Matildas star Catley joins Arsenal

Steph Catley is the latest Matilda to move to England, joining teammate Caitlin Foord at English soccer powerhouse Arsenal. 2 Jul 2020
FFA's plan for top-15 Socceroos and $85m in A-League transfers

FFA's plan for top-15 Socceroos and $85m in A-League transfers

FFA has outlined its vision for Australian football in 2035, which highlights the Socceroos as a consistent top 15 team in the FIFA world rankings and the Matildas as either World Cup or Olympic gold medal winners. 2 Jul 2020
Matildas veteran wants clarity over coach

Matildas veteran wants clarity over coach

Matildas stalwart Clare Polkinghorne believes locking in Ante Milicic or a replacement coach is vital in the build-up to the 2023 World Cup at home. 29 Jun 2020