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Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams suffers knee injury in the US

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Kate Gill.

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.

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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.

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Matildas on track to defend Asian Cup title

Elise Kellond-Knight (second left) of Australia celebrates with her teammates after she scored the winning goal.

Pete Smith Australia's women footballers have beaten South Korea 2-1 in a semi-final of the Asian Women's Cup in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Patched-up Australian Matildas on brink of glory in Asian Cup

Elise Kellond-Knight (second left) of Australia celebrates with her team-mates after she scored the winning goal.

Sebastian Hassett Barely a few months ago, the Australia womens football team looked a chaotic mess, shattering the sides famous family-like unity into countless pieces.

Matildas ready to defend women's Asian Cup title

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Pete Smith The bold Matildas will tackle world champion Japan without fear the Women's Asian Cup final on Sunday.

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Matildas confident of Asian Cup upset against Japan

Elise Kellond-Knight (left) celebrates with her teammates after scoring the winning goal against South Korea in the semi-final.

Adrian Warren Australia's attack-minded Matildas are confident they possess the firepower to topple world champions Japan in Sunday's Asian Cup women's final in Vietnam.

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Australia's Matildas lose 1-0 to Japan in Asian Cup final

Australia's Emily van-Egmond battles for the ball with Japan's Yumi Kawamura.

A strong second half fightback wasn't enough for Australia, as it lost 1-0 to world champions Japan in the Asian Cup women's football final in Vietnam.

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Matildas rue missed chances in Asian Cup final

Emily van Egmond of Australia battles with Sawa Homare of Japan.

Adrian Warren Interim Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has hailed the improvement in his side but said more was needed at next year's World Cup after steering Australia to second spot in the women's Asian Cup in...

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Matildas striker Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal

Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal.

David Polkinghorne With the disappointment of losing the women's Asian Cup final still fresh, Matildas striker Michelle Heyman already has a clear goal for next year's World Cup - she wants a medal.

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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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.