Arsenal’s Lydia Williams leads alternate Matildas squad for Portugal, Spain friendlies

The Matildas will field an almost unrecognisable lineup for upcoming friendlies against Spain and Portugal after coach Tony Gustavsson named a 24-player squad on Monday absent a score of his side's highest-profile names. Full story in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australia-ausw/story/4684227/arsenals-lydia-williams-leads-alternate-matildas-squad-for-portugalspain-friendlies

‘It sounds crazy… but it’s now or never’: Why an entire generation of Aussies are on the move

With a World Cup little over a year away and the short A-League Women coupled with reading between the lines of head coach Tony Gustavsson's comments, the best way into his squad is heading overseas. And for many, it's a 'now or never' decision to make. Full story for Optus Sport: https://sport.optus.com.au/articles/os44038/womens-world-cup-2023-australia-matildas-a-league-women-overseas-moves

Socceroos keep World Cup hopes alive, despite worryingly slow start vs. UAE

The dream of a fifth-straight World Cup remains alive for the Socceroos. Despite the foibles that have come to define the team in recent years resurfacing across a frustrating opening hour, Australia downed the United Arab Emirates by 2-1 in an AFC playoff on Wednesday morning. Now, Australia's hopes of joining France, Denmark, and Tunisia … Continue reading Socceroos keep World Cup hopes alive, despite worryingly slow start vs. UAE

Football Australia set to present National Second Division models to potential clubs

A significant step towards the introduction of a men's national second division (NSD) has been reached, with Football Australia set to present "detailed financial work" to potential participating clubs following a June board meeting. Full story in ESPN: https://www.espn.com/soccer/australian-a-league-men/story/4679965/football-australia-set-to-present-national-second-division-models-to-potential-clubs