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Matildas star Sally Shipard retires from soccer

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

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...

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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 lose to France in Women’s Cup

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The Matildas’ chances of progressing at the Cyprus Women’s Cup took a massive blow following a 3-2 defeat to France in Nicosia.

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Injured Ashleigh Sykes not a happy camper for Matildas

Sport.  W-League Canberra United vs Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park.  Canberra United player Ashleigh Sykes chases after a loose ball during the Semi Final match.  15 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Lee Gaskin Canberra United's Ashleigh Sykes has been ruled out of a Matildas selection camp with concussion.

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Canberra United loss in W-League spurs on Michelle Heyman with Matildas

Lee Gaskin Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman has all the motivation she needs for her busy international schedule.

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Lisa De Vanna instrumental in Matildas 2-0 win over China

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Mitch Jennings A two-goal blitz late in the first half propelled the Matildas to a 2-0 victory over China at WIN Stadium on Sunday.

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Matildas show their true colours with double delight

Australia 2 China 0 A two-goal blitz late in the first half propelled the Matildas to a victory over China in a friendly at WIN Stadium on Sunday.

Goal flurry puts Matildas on track against China

A pair of quick-fire goals to Katrina Gorry and Tameka Butt lifted the Matildas to a 2-0 win in the opening game of their two-match series against China in Wollongong.

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Matildas star has to pay just to play

Fund-raiser: Melissa Barbieri is selling up so she can resume her career in the W-League.

Dominic Bossi Melissa Barbieri sells majority of her personal memorabilia to raise money.

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Matildas grind out 2-1 win over China

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Australia wrapped up the two-match women's international football series against China with a hard-fought victory at Parramatta Stadium.

Plucky Chinese no waltz in the park for Matildas second time around

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27:  Emily VanEgmond (C) of the Matildas celebrates with Laura Alleway (L) and Tameka Butt (R) after scoring the second goal during the Women's International Friendly match between the Australian Matildas and China PR at Parramatta Stadium on November 27, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Peter Smith The Matildas up the two-match series against China with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Parramatta Stadium on Wednesday night.

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Matildas take on Canberra's Sykes twins for China series

Nicole (right) and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.

Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes selected in Matildas national football squad

Canberra United twins, top-bottom Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.

Matildas coach keeps one eye on the future

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Brad Walter For Matildas coach, Hesterine de Reus, winning medals at the 2015 World Cup in Canada and 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are not the only goals by which she wants her tenure to be measured.

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Matildas to use friendly against China to prepare for Asian Cup

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The Matildas will up their preparations for the Asian Cup when they take on China on Sunday.