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‘Bring Lionel Messi’: Arnold wants Australia’s Olympics draw to be as tough as possible

‘Bring Lionel Messi’: Arnold wants Australia’s Olympics draw to be as tough as possible

Australia’s draw alongside Argentina, Spain and Egypt has been dubbed “the group of dreams” as the Olyroos will face some of the best emerging stars.

  • by Dominic Bossi

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Matildas face US, Olyroos cop Spain and Argentina in brutal Tokyo draws

Matildas face US, Olyroos cop Spain and Argentina in brutal Tokyo draws

More than a year after they qualified, Australia’s men’s and women’s teams finally found out who they will face at the Olympic football tournaments.

  • by Vince Rugari
Fear of World Cup, Olympics ban for Kerr and top Matildas stars

Fear of World Cup, Olympics ban for Kerr and top Matildas stars

With talk of international bans for players of the Super League clubs, four of the Matildas’ biggest names are facing an uncertain future.

  • by Dominic Bossi
‘The team’s going to learn a lot’: FA backs Matildas coach after European nightmare

‘The team’s going to learn a lot’: FA backs Matildas coach after European nightmare

Football Australia chief executive James Johnson says the benefits of wearing heavy defeats to Germany and the Netherlands will reveal themselves closer to the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

  • by Vince Rugari and Michael Lynch
‘I don’t think we were very good’: Kerr’s verdict after Matildas drubbing

‘I don’t think we were very good’: Kerr’s verdict after Matildas drubbing

Australia’s humbling defeat to Germany was the kind of learning experience they need to have if they are to bridge the gap with the world’s best teams, says new coach Tony Gustavsson.

  • by Vince Rugari
Matildas handed brutal reality check by Olympic champions Germany

Matildas handed brutal reality check by Olympic champions Germany

Tony Gustavsson finally took the reins in a match environment, but Australia’s defeat showed just how much work lies ahead if they are to contend for a medal at Tokyo 2021.

  • by Vince Rugari
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‘Goals, goals, goals’: Kerr revelling in Matildas’ new attacking mission

‘Goals, goals, goals’: Kerr revelling in Matildas’ new attacking mission

The Matildas will take a less patient route to goal under new coach Tony Gustavsson and his star player couldn’t be more excited.

  • by Dominic Bossi
Matildas coach lauds Sam Kerr as plaudits pile up

Matildas coach lauds Sam Kerr as plaudits pile up

Tony Gustavsson will leave it to others to judge whether Sam Kerr is the world’s best striker - but says her “mental toughness” is the quality teams need to win silverware.

  • by Vince Rugari
Matildas stars ruled out of Germany clash over COVID-19 protocols

Matildas stars ruled out of Germany clash over COVID-19 protocols

Ellie Carpenter revealed that she has been forced to miss the game because of the coronavirus, with her leading French club, Lyon, reportedly having 15 cases of the illness.

  • by Michael Lynch
‘He’s what we need’: Sam Kerr delighted with new Matildas coach

‘He’s what we need’: Sam Kerr delighted with new Matildas coach

Six months after being appointed to the role, Tony Gustavsson has finally taken his first training session – and superstar skipper Sam Kerr has provided an early endorsement of his methods.

  • by Vince Rugari
Football Australia set to sell Socceroos, Matildas TV rights independently of A-League

Football Australia set to sell Socceroos, Matildas TV rights independently of A-League

Football Australia will enter the broadcast market on Tuesday after buying back the rights to all its national teams content, including Socceroos and Matildas.

  • by Dominic Bossi