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Hectic schedules raise concerns over Matildas burnout before Women’s World Cup

Fears some Australian players are near point of exhaustionFFA alert to risk and will monitor situation Matildas players will be nursed through their next international fixtures and the W-League season to ensure they aren’t burned out before next year’s…

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Matildas to play Chile in pre-World Cup double header in November

Friendlies for Penrith and Newcastle announcedMatildas have not played in Australia since MarchThe Matildas will return to action on home soil in November with matches against Chile in Penrith and Newcastle.Alen Stajcic’s side will hope for bumper crow…

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Matildas to play Chile in pre-World Cup double header in November

Friendlies for Penrith and Newcastle announcedMatildas have not played in Australia since MarchThe Matildas will return to action on home soil in November with matches against Chile in Penrith and Newcastle.Alen Stajcic’s side will hope for bumper crow…

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Sky is the limit for the Matildas after another impressive outing in US | Lisa Portolan

Two wins and a draw at the Tournament of Nations have given rise to cautious excitement heading into a World Cup yearIt didn’t end in silverware for the Matildas this time, but nevertheless the past two weeks have provided an opportunity to showcase th…

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Matildas stay in hunt for second Tournament of Nations title with win over Japan

Australia 2-0 Japan (Kennedy 47, Kerr 81)Victory puts pressure on USA who face BrazilThe Matildas kept alive their Tournament of Nation hopes with a 2-0 victory over their Asian Cup conquerors Japan. Alanna Kennedy’s free kick goal in the 47th minute a…

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Tournament of Nations 2018: Matildas v Japan – live!

Australia seek revenge over their Asian Cup conquerorsAny thoughts? Email Paul or tweet @PFConnolly 11.24pm BST 33 min: Kennedy comes across to close down a promising Japan move down the right. 11.23pm BST 31 min: Sakaguchi squirms through traffic well…

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Matildas suffer late heartbreak as USA salvage Tournament of Nations draw

USA (Horan 90+1) 1-1 Australia (Logarzo 22)Late equaliser keeps USA’s unbeaten record intactAn injury-time equaliser saved the United States’ now 18-game unbeaten record as the Matildas came within seconds of repeating last year’s Tournament of Nations…

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Tournament of Nations 2018: USA v Australia – live!

Updates on the US-Matildas game at Pratt & Whitney StadiumAny thoughts? Get in touch on email or tweet @mike_hytner 12.50am BST 33 min: De Vanna’s looking Australia’s most dangerous player at the moment. Her pace is really unsettling the American b…

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Australia’s Mary Fowler makes international football debut at age 15

Teenager becomes fifth youngest Matilda Introduced in dying moments of victory over BrazilWith victory secured, and another goal notched for Sam Kerr, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic withdrew his star player deep into added time during the Tournament of Na…

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Brazil v Australia: Tournament of Nations – live!

Updates from the Matildas’ opener in Kansas CityAny thoughts? Email Jonathan or tweet @JPHowcroft 9.54pm BST 33 min: Australia have wilted a little in the past 5-10 minutes, inviting Brazil into the contest. It’s a passage of play that allows Marta to …

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Australia and Ireland in race to secure talented Fowler family

15-year-old Mary Fowler has been called in Matildas teamQuivi and Ciara Fowler have played for Ireland at youth levelAustralia faces a battle to secure the long-term allegiances of 15-year-old football prodigy Mary Fowler and her talented siblings amid…

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Matildas’ groundswell of support to fuel 2023 Women’s World Cup bid | Lisa Portolan

A winning bid would build on the promise that any girl can make it on the world football stageThe Matildas team for the Tournament of Nations was announced on Tuesday. Added to the list that already contained 16-year-old Amy Sayer was Mary Fowler, just…

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Matildas name 16-year-old in squad for Tournament of Nations defence

Canberra United’s Amy Sayer the only uncapped player17 players from 2017’s winning tournament includedThe Matildas are set to blood a 16-year-old bolter when they defend their Tournament of Nations crown in the United States.Amy Sayer is the only uncap…

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Matildas to begin Tournament of Nations defence against Brazil

Fixtures confirmed for four-team tournament in the USAustralia to defend crown against hosts, Brazil and JapanThe Matildas will open their Tournament of Nations defence against arch-rivals Brazil on 26 July in Kansas City.US Soccer has confirmed the ma…

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Matildas’ Asian Cup defeat a setback that could prove a World Cup boon

Australia’s women’s national football team would have preferred silverware in Amman, but defeat could aid greater aspirations next year in FranceThere has been a swagger about the Australian women’s national team in recent months. And with a 13-game un…

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Matildas’ Asian Cup defeat a setback that could prove a World Cup boon

Australia’s women’s national football team would have preferred silverware in Amman, but defeat could aid greater aspirations next year in FranceThere has been a swagger about the Australian women’s national team in recent months. And with a 13-game un…

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Matildas left to rue missed chances after Japan win Asian Cup final with late goal

Japan 1-0 Australia (Yokoyama 84)Elise Kellond-Knight misses penalty for MatildasThe Matildas were left ruing numerous missed chances after losing the Asian Cup final 1-0 to Japan. After dominating for the majority of the match, Australia were left sha…

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Matildas into Asian Cup final after Arnold’s shootout heroics against Thailand

Matildas 2-2 Thailand (3-1 pen)Saenkhun OG 17, Kennedy 90; Sungngoen 20, Thongsombut 63The Matildas needed an injury-time equaliser and penalties to escape from a monumental semi-final scrap with Thailand and reach the Asian Cup final.Australia stood o…

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Matildas secure Women’s World Cup place with draw against Japan

Japan 1-1 Australia in AmmanSam Kerr equalises before both sides settle for drawMatildas forward Sam Kerr lifted her star power yet another level by scoring the goal which booked Australia’s spot in next year’s Women’s World Cup in France.An underperfo…

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Matildas put eight past Vietnam in first win at Asian Cup

Vietnam 0-8 AustraliaSam Kerr scores twice in routAustralia’s Women’s Asian Cup campaign is well and truly back on track following an 8-0 win over an outclassed Vietnam in Jordan.An opening scoreless draw against South Korea left little margin for erro…