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Football Australia appoints Ernie Merrick to key ‘disruptor’ role

Football Australia appoints Ernie Merrick to key ‘disruptor’ role

The former Melbourne Victory coach has been entrusted with resetting the country’s football agenda, from advising on global trends to helping to define a ‘national style’ of play.

  • by Vince Rugari

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‘Do I belong here?’: Kerr still battles imposter syndrome

‘Do I belong here?’: Kerr still battles imposter syndrome

She’s won three Golden Boot awards, was voted PFA players’ player of the year, and was given a key to Perth, but even Sam Kerr has doubts about her place in world football.

  • by Billie Eder
Prepare for ‘huge’ boom after Women’s World Cup, FIFA tells govt

Prepare for ‘huge’ boom after Women’s World Cup, FIFA tells govt

With a year to go until the Women’s World Cup kicks off, Football Australia has already banked $230 million in legacy funding - but FIFA’s second-in-command says more will be needed to support an anticipated tidal wave of interest in women’s football.

  • by Vince Rugari
Matildas captain Kerr goes global on latest FIFA video game cover

Matildas captain Kerr goes global on latest FIFA video game cover

The Australia and Chelsea striker is pictured alongside Kylian Mbappe on the cover of FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition, the first time a woman has been featured globally.

  • by Glenn Moore
Sydney FC women’s coach takes aim at Matildas after horror injury

Sydney FC women’s coach takes aim at Matildas after horror injury

Taylor Ray suffered a ruptured ACL during a Matildas’ training session held after a four-hour bus journey this week, prompting her club coach, Ante Juric, to question national team staff.

  • by Dominic Bossi
Matildas young gun joins Manchester City

Matildas young gun joins Manchester City

Mary Fowler, 19, will play in the Women’s Super League and Women’s Champions League after joining the English powerhouse club on a four-year deal.

  • by Anna Harrington
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Matildas need change and it should start with Gustavsson

Matildas need change and it should start with Gustavsson

If the Matildas are to make something of the 2023 World Cup on home soil, a lot needs to change. After their Iberian trip, that might have to be their coach.

  • by Dominic Bossi
Ibini nets debut Matildas goal in Portugal friendly draw
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Ibini nets debut Matildas goal in Portugal friendly draw

Princess Ibini put the Matildas in front, finishing off good lead-up work down the right flank before Telma Encarnacao tied things up three minutes from time.

  • by AAP
As it happened: Matildas held to a 1-1 draw with Portugal

As it happened: Matildas held to a 1-1 draw with Portugal

It’s just over a year until the Women’s World Cup on home soil and the Matildas are coming off the back of their worst loss in a quarter of a century.

  • by Dominic Bossi
‘A question of how many goals’: Matildas coach believes Spain thrashing should have been expected

‘A question of how many goals’: Matildas coach believes Spain thrashing should have been expected

Tony Gustavsson says he is “surprised that people are surprised” the Matildas fell to their heaviest defeat in a quarter of a century and that the question was how many goals they would concede to Spain.

  • by Dominic Bossi
Matildas suffer Spain thrashing, a 25-year low

Matildas suffer Spain thrashing, a 25-year low

A Matildas team missing Sam Kerr and an array of stars has crashed to 25-year low in a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Spain in Huelva.

  • by Staff reporters and AAP