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De Vanna signs for Italian giants

De Vanna signs for Italian giants

Fiorentina have boasted some of the greatest names to ever play the game, but they're not going to know what hit them... 9 Aug 2019
Once a Matilda, always a Matilda

Once a Matilda, always a Matilda

The saying goes, once a Matilda, always a Matilda and although now retired from professional football, Alicia (Eesh) Ferguson-Cook has never strayed far from the game she loves. 22 Jun 2019
‘People didn’t give a sh** about women’s sport’: How Lisa De Vanna became the most important figure in Australian football

‘People didn’t give a sh** about women’s sport’: How Lisa De Vanna became the most important figure in Australian football

"I love serial killers," Lisa De Vanna nonchalantly tells Optus Sport, grinning through oversized sunglasses as she leans back against a wooden jetty near her Spearwood home. 21 Jun 2019
Trio's Matildas milestones

Trio's Matildas milestones

Lisa De Vanna, Karly Roestbakken and Aivi Luik all had moments in the sun in the Matildas' 4-1 defeat of Jamaica for different reasons. 19 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
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
Never Say Die De Vanna hunting Cup glory

Never Say Die De Vanna hunting Cup glory

Lisa De Vanna stands on the brink of Australian footballing immortality in France as she saddles up for a fourth Women's World Cup. 8 Jun 2019
Meet the Matildas: Forwards

Meet the Matildas: Forwards

With 17 days until the FIFA Women's World Cup, The Women's Game look at the last six players who will don the green and gold in France. 21 May 2019
Guide to the Matildas' World Cup squad

Guide to the Matildas' World Cup squad

A look at the Matildas squad for the FIFA women's World Cup, which kicks off next month in France. 14 May 2019
Milicic to name France-bound Matildas

Milicic to name France-bound Matildas

On Tuesday, Matildas coach Ante Milicic will reveal his squad for the Women's World Cup in France. 13 May 2019
USA win in goal bonanza

USA win in goal bonanza

The Matildas have gone down 5-3 to the United States in one of their last friendlies before the FIFA Women's World Cup. 5 Apr 2019
Matildas out do Korea Republic in Brisbane return

Matildas out do Korea Republic in Brisbane return

The Matildas have taken a 4-1 win over the Korea Republic in front a 10,520 strong Brisbane crowd on Sunday. 3 Mar 2019
Exclusive: FFA chief says Matildas 'understand' Stajcic axe

Exclusive: FFA chief says Matildas 'understand' Stajcic axe

Despite the ongoing confusion about why Alen Stajcic was sacked, FFA Chair Chris Nikou says the Matildas understand the reasons behind the decision. 30 Jan 2019
FFA launch 2023 Women's World Cup bid

FFA launch 2023 Women's World Cup bid

Football Federation Australia today officially launched their bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup and a new #GetOnside video to get the public on board. 29 Oct 2018
Season 11 preview: Sydney FC

Season 11 preview: Sydney FC

Last season couldn’t have started any worse for Sydney FC. 23 Oct 2018