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FFA wants 'best in the world' for Matildas as Ellis tug of war looms

FFA wants 'best in the world' for Matildas as Ellis tug of war looms

The governing body's search for Ante Milicic's replacement could put Australia on a collision course with England for the services of the super coach.

  • by Vince Rugari

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Montemurro stands out but FFA will scour world for next Matildas coach
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Montemurro stands out but FFA will scour world for next Matildas coach

Arsenal coach is the early frontrunner to replace Ante Milicic at the Matildas helm, with the 2023 World Cup looming large on the horizon.

  • by Vince Rugari
Matildas, Olyroos receive $2.4 million funding boost for Tokyo 2021
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Matildas, Olyroos receive $2.4 million funding boost for Tokyo 2021

Not since 2004 have Australia's men's and women's teams qualified for the same Olympics - and now the AIS has tipped in funds to help them both prepare.

  • by Vince Rugari
Young Matilda agrees to join Serie A club Napoli
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Young Matilda agrees to join Serie A club Napoli

The wave of Australians heading to Europe shows no signs of slowing down as Isobel Dalton prepares to sign for the Italian giants.

  • by Dominic Bossi
Former Matilda and ex-A-League defender to head soccer players' union
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Former Matilda and ex-A-League defender to head soccer players' union

Former Matilda Kate Gill and ex A-league defender Beau Busch will become co-chief executives of the soccer players' union, succeeding departed boss John Didulica.

  • by Michael Lynch
Matildas keeper Lydia Williams joins Arsenal
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Matildas keeper Lydia Williams joins Arsenal

Lydia Williams - 32 years old and the long-time undisputed Matildas No.1 - will link up with compatriots Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley at Arsenal, who are coached by Australian Joe Montemurro.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
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Not satisfied with hosting World Cup, FFA rolls out blueprint to win it
FIFA Women's World Cup

Not satisfied with hosting World Cup, FFA rolls out blueprint to win it

Matches, youth programs and an expansion of the W-League are all part of the blueprint for 2023 World Cup glory, but it all hinges on government support.

  • by Dominic Bossi
Matildas star Steph Catley signs for Arsenal
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Matildas star Steph Catley signs for Arsenal

Steph Catley has become the latest Matildas player to move to Europe, signing a two-year deal with Arsenal.

  • by Dominic Bossi
'Playing again is our priority': Matildas desperate to regroup after COVID break
FIFA Women's World Cup

'Playing again is our priority': Matildas desperate to regroup after COVID break

The over-worked Matildas have had a rare three-month break. But now they desperately need training and games if they're to shine in 2023.

  • by Dominic Bossi
'Unimaginable dream' comes to life for the Matildas pioneers of 1979
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'Unimaginable dream' comes to life for the Matildas pioneers of 1979

"If you ask anyone back in those days where they wanted football to go, they'd say right here, right now," said inaugural captain Julie Dolan.

  • by Vince Rugari
Only thing better than hosting the Women's World Cup would be winning it
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Only thing better than hosting the Women's World Cup would be winning it

All the attention, adulation and air-time will flow to the Matildas and the women's game as never before when Australia and New Zealand co-host the tournament in 2023.

  • by Peter FitzSimons