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World's largest bee rediscovered
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World's largest bee rediscovered

Lost to science since 1981, this year has seen the rediscovery of Megachile pluto aka the world's largest bee in an Indonesian forest.

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FFA's 2023 World Cup bid going ahead despite FIFA vote concerns
FIFA World Cup

FFA's 2023 World Cup bid going ahead despite FIFA vote concerns

Australia's bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup is going ahead, despite calls from a prominent FIFA whistleblower to pull out of the running.

  • by Vince Rugari
Women's World Cup host vote will still be secret
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Matildas

Women's World Cup host vote will still be secret

FIFA will still decide the host of the Women's World Cup in secret, unlike the new open vote held last year for the host of the 2026 men's tournament.

  • by Ben McKay
Ante Milicic confirmed as Matildas coach for Women's World Cup
FFA

Ante Milicic confirmed as Matildas coach for Women's World Cup

Football Federation Australia has confirmed Ante Milicic will coach the Matildas at the Women's World Cup in France later this year.

  • by Vince Rugari
Stajcic sacking saga set to come to climax
FIFA World Cup

Stajcic sacking saga set to come to climax

Storm clouds around the FFA's decision to sack Matildas coach Alen Stajcic should bring their downpour within a week, as the jilted coach considers his options and the governing body mulls over his replacement.

  • by Ben McKay
Refs 'training' with VAR for Women's World Cup

Refs 'training' with VAR for Women's World Cup

Training paves the way for world governing body FIFA to approve the use of video reviews at this year's tournament in France.

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Arnie rubbishes Hibs link, re-affirms Socceroos commitment
Graham Arnold

Arnie rubbishes Hibs link, re-affirms Socceroos commitment

Australian coach Graham Arnold has released a statement expressing his surprise at being linked with a vacant post in the Scottish Premier League.

  • by Dominic Bossi
FFA boss tightlipped after meeting with Matildas
FIFA World Cup

FFA boss tightlipped after meeting with Matildas

Football Federation Australia chief David Gallop has met with senior Matildas players in the wake of coach Alen Stajcic's sudden sacking.

'Cup of Nations' a World Cup audition for Matildas – and hosting hopes
FIFA World Cup

'Cup of Nations' a World Cup audition for Matildas – and hosting hopes

The inaugural four-way friendly tournament will unfold with an eye to the World Cup – and the one four years later, which Australia is bidding to host.

  • by Vince Rugari
Qatar hold off on 48-team World Cup call

Qatar hold off on 48-team World Cup call

Qatar will not take a decision on whether to expand its 2022 World Cup to 48 teams from 32 until it has seen the details of a feasibility study from FIFA.

Matildas lock in Argentina, South Korea and New Zealand friendlies
FIFA World Cup

Matildas lock in Argentina, South Korea and New Zealand friendlies

Australia will take on Argentina, South Korea and New Zealand in a series of home friendlies ahead of the 2019 Women's World Cup.

  • by Vince Rugari