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‘Of course it’s taken a toll’: Matildas soldiering on amid controversy, says FA boss

‘Of course it’s taken a toll’: Matildas soldiering on amid controversy, says FA boss

Ongoing allegations of cultural problems within the Matildas set-up are taking their toll on players ahead of Saturday night’s clash with Brazil, says James Johnson.

  • by Vince Rugari

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Football Australia boss to meet with Matildas squad ahead of Brazil clash

Football Australia boss to meet with Matildas squad ahead of Brazil clash

James Johnson will meet with the Matildas in camp this week ahead of the independent review into misconduct, being conducted by Sport Integrity Australia.

  • by Dominic Bossi
‘Full confidence’: Sports minister backs SIA probe into De Vanna claims

‘Full confidence’: Sports minister backs SIA probe into De Vanna claims

Sport Integrity Australia’s probe into allegations of misconduct in women’s football could be accepting submissions as early as this week, and will be much broader than first anticipated.

  • by Vince Rugari
‘Everyone come forward’: Gustavsson backs independent review into misconduct allegations

‘Everyone come forward’: Gustavsson backs independent review into misconduct allegations

The Matildas will return home after an absence of nearly 600 days for a two-game series against Brazil played against the backdrop of explosive allegations of abuse.

  • by Dominic Bossi
Believing De Vanna and Dobson must be non-negotiable first step

Believing De Vanna and Dobson must be non-negotiable first step

In my experience, people just don’t make these things up. Sure, historical recollections can be inexact, but rarely are such grave complaints a product of fiction writers.

  • by Darren Kane
‘I can’t think of a better showcase’: Matildas get Brazil crowd boost

‘I can’t think of a better showcase’: Matildas get Brazil crowd boost

Minister for Sport Natalie Ward says an exemption has been signed allowing crowds to be boosted from 5000 to 22,500 at Parramatta’s CommBank Stadium this month.

  • by James Polson
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Football Australia, PFA condemn ‘abhorrent’ trolls for Matildas abuse

Football Australia, PFA condemn ‘abhorrent’ trolls for Matildas abuse

Revealing images of two Matildas players have been shared by anonymous accounts on social media without their consent, prompting football authorities to alert the eSafety Commissioner’s office and the police.

  • by Vince Rugari
Key sponsors stand by Matildas as players break silence over De Vanna claims

Key sponsors stand by Matildas as players break silence over De Vanna claims

Two of the Matildas’ biggest sponsors have thrown their support behind Football Australia and its response to allegations of historical harassment made by former Australian international, Lisa De Vanna.

  • by Vince Rugari and Dominic Bossi
Football Australia must reveal what it knew, and when, of De Vanna’s claims

Football Australia must reveal what it knew, and when, of De Vanna’s claims

Lisa De Vanna’s allegations shows sports are now on notice that if an athlete has suffered abuse, and wants badly enough to reveal it, they cannot be silenced.

  • by Liz Ellis
‘Retrograde stereotypes’: Former Matilda hits out at harmful commentary

‘Retrograde stereotypes’: Former Matilda hits out at harmful commentary

Former Matilda and football administrator Moya Dodd has urged the sport to have “grown up, sensible conversations” about Lisa De Vanna’s bombshell claims.

  • by Vince Rugari and Dominic Bossi
‘Nothing can be swept under the carpet’: FA to set up independent complaints process

‘Nothing can be swept under the carpet’: FA to set up independent complaints process

Football Australia will partner with Sports Integrity Australia for an independent complaints system for harassment, abuse and misconduct in women’s football.

  • by Dominic Bossi and Vince Rugari