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Melbourne Victory’s global foray shines light on W-League relationship with Asia | Ella Reilly

Starved of success on their first international foray, time will tell if Melbourne Victory’s participation in the AFC Women’s Club Championship will be viewed as a milestone or a millstone

Questions about the immediate future of the W-League have tended of late to revolve around the Anglosphere. The nature of the league’s informal relationship with the NWSL, and fears of an imminent player exodus to Europe have dominated discussions.

Given that the bulk of the W-League’s international players hail from American shores, and Europe’s recent efforts to boost the women’s game have been bearing fruit, this is unsurprising.

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