Did the A-League Women manage to capitalise on the 2023 World Cup?


The competition latched on to the Matildas’ success but some feel that more could have been done to move the game forward Moving the Goalposts: sign up for our free newsletter Was the 2023-24 A-League Women (ALW) season the best in the competition’s history? Possibly. There were certainly enough standout games, players, narrative, and intrigue […]

Mexico 0-2 Australia: international women’s football friendly – as it happened


The Matildas test new tactics in victory over an attacking Mexico side in Texas as they look ahead to Paris Gustavsson speaking on the Network Ten coverage is asked about tonight’s game. He emphasises that tonight will be about the Matildas continuing their efforts to improve their play as the active side in possession, moving […]

Canada 1-0 Australia: Matildas fail to break through in friendly – as it happened


Matildas end monumental year with defeat to Canada Christine Sinclair farewelled in style in Vancouver Sinclair makes her way onto the surface, with the crowd roaring as she makes her way through a guard of honour and accompanied by her nieces. Thanks you signs and adoring faces are visible throughout the packed out stands. Football […]

Canada thump second-string Matildas to start Christine Sinclair farewell in style


Olympic champions put Australia on ice with 5-0 victory Canada great Sinclair to play last international match on Tuesday In the 64th minute of Canada’s win over Australia on Friday night local time, the sold-out crowd finally got what they came to see. Christine Sinclair, for the penultimate time, came onto the pitch to represent […]

Matildas 3-0 Taiwan: Olympic qualifying – as it happened


Matildas make it three from three as Mary Fowler breaks Taiwan resistance Goals from captain Sam Kerr and Tameka Yallop seal victory In other results from around AFC Olympic qualification today, the Philippines downed Iran 1-0 to secure their second win of the campaign — previously defeating Taiwan 4-1 on the opening day — while […]

A-League Women returns in time to test strength of Matildas effect


Australia’s domestic football league resumes against a backdrop of expectation and aspiration after a wildly successful home World Cup The Matildas effect. That’s the phrase de jour to describe the paradigm-shifting impact of Tony Gustavsson’s side across the Women’s World Cup. Across a remarkable month, rating records fell, crowd markers smashed and the public were […]