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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…

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Matildas held to goalless draw by South Korea in Asian Cup opener

Australia’s free-flowing attack blunted in JordanJust one clear-cut chance falls to Kyah SimonAustralia coach Alen Stajcic remains confident the Matildas’ Women’s World Cup campaign remains on track despite being held to a scoreless draw by South Korea…

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Matildas gear up for Asian Cup with five-star performance against Thailand

Australia 5-0 ThailandLisa De Vanna hits brace in PerthVeteran Lisa De Vanna scored a double as the Matildas warmed up for their Asian Cup campaign with a thumping 5-0 win over Thailand in Perth on Monday night. De Vanna scored either side of half-time…

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‘A joke’: Sam Kerr snub from world XI sparks Australian outrage

Matildas striker overlooked for Fifpro world XI of the yearLisa De Vanna blasts team-mate’s omission What more does Sam Kerr have to do to be recognised at the highest level? That is the question many are asking after the record-breaking Matildas strik…

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‘A joke’: Sam Kerr snub from world XI sparks Australian outrage

Matildas striker overlooked for Fifpro world XI of the yearLisa De Vanna blasts team-mate’s omission What more does Sam Kerr have to do to be recognised at the highest level? That is the question many are asking after the record-breaking Matildas strik…

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Matildas miss penalty in defeat to Portugal in Algarve Cup

Portugal 2-1 AustraliaCaitlin Cooper scores but home side dominate third-place play offThe Matildas have ended a mixed Algarve Cup campaign with a whimper, falling 2-1 to Portugal in their third-place play-off.Australia couldn’t do it on a wet, windy W…

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Matildas back to winning ways at Algarve Cup against China

Australia beat China 2-0 in PortugalChloe Logarzo and Sam Kerr on targetThe Matildas claimed a deserved 2-0 win over China but the scoreline fell short of delivering an Algarve Cup final appearance.Injury-hit Australia endured some unlucky moments and …

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Matildas’ winning run ends with goalless draw against Portugal

Portugal 0-0 Australia in second Algarve Cup gameNo ninth straight win for Alen Stajcic’s sideThe Matildas toiled to a streak-snapping 0-0 draw with hosts Portugal at the Algarve Cup. Australia came unstuck on a boggy Estadio Algarve pitch less than 48…

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Sam Kerr on target again as Matildas put four past Norway

Australia win their Algarve Cup opener 4-3 in PortugalKerr breaks record by scoring in seventh consecutive internationalSam Kerr and the Matildas kept up their record streaks in Australia’s last-gasp 4-3 defeat of Norway at the Algarve Cup. Alen Stajci…

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Alen Stajcic: Matildas ready to tackle weight of expectation in 2018

Results are no longer a ‘bonus’ for a team who have gone from prototypical Australian ‘underdogs’ to Asian Cup favouritesAustralian teams and sportspeople have always thrived on the tag of the “plucky underdog”, and since the foundation of the Matildas…

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Australia’s sporting year in review – success stories and slip-ups of 2017 | Paul Connolly

It has been a rollercoaster year across the codes but women’s sport has gone from strength to strength‘This moment is for you’: how women’s sport rocked 2017Australian sports quiz of the year 2017In the 43rd minute of the Matildas’ 30 July match agains…

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‘This moment is for you’: how women’s sport rocked 2017 and pointed to the future

The Adelaide Crows broke the dam wall and the Matildas had a year of unrivalled highlights but pay disparity remains• Sam Kerr: ‘Everyone wants to jump on board and be a Matildas fan’With three seconds remaining on the clock and Brisbane trailing by a …

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Sam Kerr: ‘Everyone wants to jump on board and be a Matildas fan’

Australia’s star striker reflects on a seismic year in which she excelled and helped to ignite interest in the women’s gameIf Sam Kerr didn’t already believe she had become a household name this year, there came a moment in September when could be no d…

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World Cup qualification to FFA crisis: Australian football’s ‘weird’ year

Postecoglou’s legacy is unclear and the A-League in decline, but evolution of FFA is an opportunity to alter the status quo2017 was a weird year for Australian football. It was the best of times and it was the worst of times, occasionally simultaneousl…

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‘I can still get better,’ says Sam Kerr after hat-trick and another accolade

Prolific Matildas striker named in prestigious world team of yearLionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo headlines men’s teamMatildas striker Samantha Kerr has gained further international recognition with selection in a prestigious women’s world team of th…