Matildas

Hesterine de Reus says Matildas can win World Cup but she's still looking for answers

Kathryn Wicks The Matildas can win an Olympic gold medal and a world cup if they appoint another world class coach, says the woman who was sacked from the position.

Matildas jerseys on the line in W-League

From left to right, at the W-League season launch: Western Sydney's Rachael Soutar, Newcastle's Emily van Egmond, Sydney's Amy Harrison, Brisbane's Kim Carroll, Melbourne Victory's Brianna Davey, Canberra's Michelle Heyman, Perth's Samantha Kerr and Adelaide's Melissa Barbieri.

There'll be a fierce battle between the goalposts this W-League season as shotstoppers vie to claim the Matildas' No.1 jersey for next year's women's World Cup.

Boots for kids: Reinvigorated Matildas star Kyah Simon hopes to inspire Aboriginal youth

Boots and all: Matilda Kyah Simon's comeback is on track.

Brittany Ruppert At 23, Kyah Simon has already had an enviable career, travelled the world and marked her name in football's history books for being the first indigenous Australian to score a goal in a World Cup.

Football

Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams suffers knee injury in the US

Injury blow: Lydia Williams.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams suffered a knee injury while playing in the US on Sunday.

Football

Matildas upset Brazil to square series

Daniel Pace Striker Michelle Heyman scored a late goal to secure a 2-1 victory for the Matildas against powerhouses Brazil to square the two-match series on Wednesday night.

Football

Matildas playing a game in which no one wins

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Kathryn Wicks Why the Matildas' revolt over coach Hesterine de Reus is a bad idea.

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Matildas coach sacked

Sebastian Hassett The stand-off between players and coach Hesterine de Reus for control of the Australian women’s football team was ended with brute force on Thursday afternoon as the Dutchwoman was fired as...

Football

Matildas coach Hesterine de Reus falls victim to player power

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Sebastian Hassett The stand-off between players and coach Hesterine de Reus for control of the Australian women’s football team was ended abruptly on Thursday afternoon when the Dutchwoman was sacked as head coach.

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Matildas in mutiny against coach Hesterine de Reus

Strict: The Matildas' Dutch disciplinarian coach Hesterine de Reus.

Dominic Bossi The Australian women's football team has revolted against coach Histerine de Reus giving the Dutch tactician a vote of no confidence on the eve of two-game friendly series against Brazil in Brisbane.

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Player power-led sacking of Matildas coach worries ACT boss

Former Matildas coach Hesterine de Reus.

Lee Gaskin Capital Football boss Heather Reid fears sacking of Matildas coach will hold women back from key roles in the game.

Football

Matildas star Sally Shipard retires from soccer

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during happier times at Canberra United.

Chris Dutton Chronic injuries have forced Canberra and Australian star Sally Shipard to quit soccer at 26.

Football

Matildas star Sally Shipard calls time on her magnificent football career

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during  her Canberra United career.

Lee Gaskin Sally Shipard packed a lot into her career for someone forced to retire so young.

Football

New Matildas coach Alen Stajcic confident ahead of Asian Cup mission

Cut: W-League Goalkeeper of the Year Melissa Barbieri.

Sebastian Hassett New Matildas coach Alen Stajcic believes his side can put the dramas of the past few months behind it to put in a bold showing at this month's Asian Cup in Vietnam.

Soccer

Matildas ready to move on from coach upheaval: Heyman

Canberra United's Michelle Heyman says the Matildas can successfully defend the Asian Cup.

Jon Tuxworth Michelle Heyman says the Matildas are ready to move on from the fallout of coach Hesterine de Reus' sacking, insisting the team can rebound from the drama and successfully defend its Asian Cup title.

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Matildas ready for world champions Japan in Asian Cup opener

New Matildas coach Alen Stajcic.

The Matildas could not have been given a better chance to demonstrate renewed harmony than their Asian Cup opener against Japan.

Matildas draw with Japan in Asian opener

Pete Smith Australia have been denied a winning start to their Asian Women's Cup title defence as world champions Japan rallied with two second half goals to earn a 2-2 draw in Ho Chi Minh City.

Football

Kate Gill breaks record as Matildas beat Jordan in Asian Cup

Captain Kate Gill scored a double to help Australia to a routine 3-1 Women's Asian Cup victory over Jordan becoming the Matildas' greatest goalscorer in the process.

Matildas captain celebrates goal record at Asian Cup

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Captain Kate Gill's pride at becoming the Matildas' greatest goalscorer was eclipsed by her satisfaction at piloting Australia to a decisive win over Jordan at the women's Asian Cup.

Football

Matildas qualify for World Cup with Vietnam win

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Pete Smith Australia have qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City.

Matildas claim underdog status for Asian Cup semi

Pete Smith Australia coach Alen Stajcic says South Korea will start as favourites for their do-or-die Asian Women's Cup semi-final despite the Matildas status as reigning champions.