Tony Gustavsson says ‘short term fixes versus a long-term solution’ lens needed after Matildas loss

The Matildas may have fallen short in their “dress rehearsal” for the 2023 Women’s World Cup Final, but their coach insists that these are the moments the side will have to have if it is to mount a challenge for football’s biggest prize. Full story for Optus Sport: https://sport.optus.com.au/articles/os35715/matildas-australia-usa-international-friendly-gustavsson-analysis

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

Josh Cavallo proof that ‘recycling’ A-League players works, Australia’s issue with referees

The unheralded yet serious threat to the Australian game, a youngster finding a home at Adelaide United, contextualising Sam Kerr's achievements and much more. It's all here in ESPN's Australian Football Wrap! Full story published for ESPN Australia and New Zealand: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league/story/4387783/josh-cavallo-proof-that-recycling-a-league-players-worksaustralias-issue-with-referees

Domestic transfer system has players’ union on collision course with Football Australia

Significant reforms are potentially on the way for Australian football in the form of a domestic transfer system and national second division, but as this week's ESPN Australia and New Zealand football wrap details, introducing them is never easy. Beyond that, we hear from two of the A-League's most lethal strikers and pay respect to Sam Kerr. … Continue reading Domestic transfer system has players’ union on collision course with Football Australia

ESPN Australia and New Zealand Football Wrap: Sydney Derby brilliance needs to be the A-League norm, not the exception

Adam Le Fondre's potential impact, Sam Kerr's adjustment to life in Europe, Riku Danzaki finding his feet at Brisbane Roar, progress on a National Second Tier, and a word of temperance after a big week for A-League crowds. It's all here, and more, in the ESPN Australia and New Zealand Football Wrap! Full story published for ESPN Australia and New Zealand: … Continue reading ESPN Australia and New Zealand Football Wrap: Sydney Derby brilliance needs to be the A-League norm, not the exception