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Bertolini: I didn't expect this

Bertolini: I didn't expect this

After a two-decade absence from the biggest stage in women's football, Italy qualified for the Round of 16 after a 5-0 win over Jamaica. 16 Jun 2019
Matildas need W-League boost: Milicic

Matildas need W-League boost: Milicic

Matildas coach Ante Milicic says Australia's domestic women's national league needs further support if the national team is to keep up. 13 Jun 2019
VAR football's favourite topic

VAR football's favourite topic

It seems that wherever the VAR goes controversy follows and the Matildas opener was no exception. 11 Jun 2019
Double boost as Matildas vow to tighten up and turn the tide

Double boost as Matildas vow to tighten up and turn the tide

Elise Kellond-Knight agrees the Matildas need to tighten up in defence but says they won't stop playing the ball around in defence as it's the Australian way. 11 Jun 2019
FFA try to silence 'Stajcic factor' questions

FFA try to silence 'Stajcic factor' questions

Football Federation Australia tried to shut down questions on the impact of Alen Stajcic's removal and its possible role in the shock defeat for the Matildas against Italy last night. 10 Jun 2019
De Vanna: We're still the Golden Generation

De Vanna: We're still the Golden Generation

Despite the results of yesterday's match there is still a strong sense of belief among the players. 10 Jun 2019
Milicic sticking with Matildas gameplan

Milicic sticking with Matildas gameplan

The Matildas' 2-1 loss to Italy has disappointed observers but Ante Milicic and Caitlin Foord insist a turnaround is coming at the Women's World Cup. 10 Jun 2019
Kerr on the mark but Matildas off pace

Kerr on the mark but Matildas off pace

Matildas captain Sam Kerr is refusing to be downbeat about Australia's chances escaping their World Cup group despite their opening loss to Italy. 10 Jun 2019
Three things we learnt: Matildas v Italy

Three things we learnt: Matildas v Italy

Statistics weren't on the Matildas side with records showing that Australia hadn't won an opening major tournament game since the 2010 Asian Cup. 10 Jun 2019
Ante: I don't think we deserved that

Ante: I don't think we deserved that

Sam Kerr's goal for Australia wasn't enough for the Matildas in their World Cup opener as Italy beat them 2-1 to put them into a tough match with Brazil. 10 Jun 2019
Watch! Matildas shocked by Italy

Watch! Matildas shocked by Italy

Italy shocked the Matildas with a last gasp winner for a 2-1 victory over Australia - check out the highlights here now. 10 Jun 2019
In pics: Australia vs Italy

In pics: Australia vs Italy

There was heartbreak after several lucky escapes for the Matildas as Italy snatched a 2-1 win in the dying moments of the match. 9 Jun 2019
Kerr cast as Captain Fantastic

Kerr cast as Captain Fantastic

Star forward Sam Kerr is used to scoring goals but she's still growing into the role of Australia's captain at the Women's World Cup. 9 Jun 2019
Italy claim fake Oz fear factor

Italy claim fake Oz fear factor

A lost-in-translation moment has provided the Matildas' first-up World Cup opponents Italy with an unintended dash of confidence. 9 Jun 2019
Match preview: Matildas v Italy

Match preview: Matildas v Italy

It’s been four long years but it’s time for the Matildas to begin another FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign. 9 Jun 2019
Fowler on ice for Italy clash

Fowler on ice for Italy clash

The Matildas midfield looms as Ante Milicic's biggest selection headache ahead of the World Cup opener with Italy on Sunday. 8 Jun 2019