While much has been made about the large number of Matildas moving to England's FA Women's Super League in the last year, as well as the continued focus on those playing in the American National Women's Soccer League, another recent 'migration' has been less talked about: Australia's Nordic Invasion.
For now, the next opportunities those contracted to Nordic Countries have to play are their respective upcoming seasons. All three nations will go ahead with full 2020 competitions.
The Icelandic Úrvalsdeild Kvenna season started this weekend and he Swedish Damallsvenskan will start two weeks later, on the 27th of June.
Like the Icelandic league, they will play their full home and away game season. To be able to finish in time, the league will last five months instead of the usual seven. However, the previously programmed Olympic break has been cancelled due to the game's move to 2021.
The Norwegian Toppserien will also feature a round-robin home and away schedule for the ten teams in the league.
Practice and preparatory matches have already begun. With a subsidy of 1.1 million kroner a month from the Norwegian FA, the league will start on the 3rd of July and finish on the 15th of November.
After this, there is a good chance that we could see all players return to the W-League. Yallop has routinely returned every Australian summer. Hughes is also planning on returning, brimming with European experience for the next W-League campaign.
It will be a brand new W-League narrative next season, seeing the players they've become.