Gustavsson names strong squad for Matildas’ homecoming

Matildas’ coach Tony Gustavsson has named a star-studded squad for coming friendlies against Brazil in Sydney -- homecoming fixtures marking the end of a 597-day gap between games on home soil for Australia’s women. Absent from the team that suffered an upset 3-2 defeat to the Republic of Ireland last month, experienced campaigners Ellie Carpenter, … Continue reading Gustavsson names strong squad for Matildas’ homecoming

Australia’s loss to Japan in World Cup qualifying a missed opportunity for Socceroos

On the battle that played out on the park during #JPNvAUS, what the result means in the context of the race for automatic qualification, and asking the question of where and how November’s crucial game against Saudi Arabia will be played. Full story in ESPN: https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-the-match/story/4496005/australias-loss-to-japan-in-world-cup-qualifying-a-missed-opportunity-for-socceroos

Socceroos call on their Foreign Legion as Mooy, Rogic, Wright, and Arzani all return for World Cup qualifers

Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, Bailey Wright, and Daniel Arzani will return to the Socceroos setup for coming World Cup Qualifiers against China and Vietnam, with quarantine requirements restricting coach Graham Arnold to just a single A-League representative in his 27-player squad. Named on Satuday afternoon, Arnold's side will assemble in Doha over the next 48 … Continue reading Socceroos call on their Foreign Legion as Mooy, Rogic, Wright, and Arzani all return for World Cup qualifers

Spain’s class too much for Australia but Olyroos’ Olympic hopes are high

Spain has moved top of Group C and put themselves in the box seat to advance to the quarterfinals of the Olympic men's football at the Tokyo Games after grinding down Australia to seal a 1-0 win at the Sapporo Dome. Full story: https://www.espn.com.au/football/mens-olympic-tournament/story/4436600/spains-class-too-much-for-australia-but-olyroos-olympic-hopes-are-high

With win over Kuwait, Socceroos set table for a strong campaign to come

Cruising to a comfortable 3-0 win over Kuwait on Friday morning, the Socceroos not only scored a deserved victory but also set themselves up to put in even stronger performances in the months to come. There have been few around the world that have had to wait longer to see their side return to international … Continue reading With win over Kuwait, Socceroos set table for a strong campaign to come

After two year absence, Laura Brock buoyant on Matildas return

Over two years since she last pulled on a Matildas’ shirt, defender Laura Brock (née Alleway) is ecstatic about getting the chance to link up with her teammates and represent her nation once again. Brock last featured for the Matildas during the FFA Cup of Nations tournament in 2019, with injuries and the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue reading After two year absence, Laura Brock buoyant on Matildas return