olympics

4 Olyroos to spearhead Australian Olympic glory

4 Olyroos to spearhead Australian Olympic glory

Australia’s Olympic football team have now confirmed their spot in the final stage of AFC's Tokyo 2020 qualifiers. But which Olyroos will be crucial in helping Australia break a 12-year Olympics hoodoo? 27 Mar 2019
Olyroos ship two to draw with South Korea

Olyroos ship two to draw with South Korea

The Olyroos have forgone a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with South Korea, throwing their 2020 AFC U/23 Championship qualification fate into the hands of the other groups. 26 Mar 2019
Messi, Aguero, Tadic: Ruben’s epic Olyroos adventure

Messi, Aguero, Tadic: Ruben’s epic Olyroos adventure

Former Olyroo Ruben Zadkovich marked both Messi and Aguero at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Adding to an unforgettable Games, the Aussie scored against Dusan Tadic’s Serbia. 26 Mar 2019
Will this nightmare pitch wreck our Olyroos 2020 dream?

Will this nightmare pitch wreck our Olyroos 2020 dream?

The Olyroos landed in Cambodia this morning where the players may get a rude shock when they check out the venue for their Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers in Phnom Penh. 19 Mar 2019
Warning: ASEAN football ‘can surpass Australia’ in decade

Warning: ASEAN football ‘can surpass Australia’ in decade

The stats don’t lie. Australia’s U-23 Olyroos go into next week’s crucial AFC Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers as an unseeded nation. Why? 17 Mar 2019
Arnie praises attitude of ex-Premier League star

Arnie praises attitude of ex-Premier League star

Olyroos coach Graham Arnold says Jaap Stam’s attitude to releasing players speaks volumes about the former Manchester United defender’s respect for international football. 16 Mar 2019
'They smash you': Aussie prodigy's brutal J-League regime

'They smash you': Aussie prodigy's brutal J-League regime

Swapping the relative safety zone of the A-League for a brutal three-session-a-day pre-season at J-League outfit Cerezo Osaka has taken Olyroo striker Pierce Waring’s fitness and power to a new level. 12 Mar 2019
Carpenter on her 'surreal' year

Carpenter on her 'surreal' year

W-League: Western Sydney Wanderers teenager Ellie Carpenter has reflected on her breakout year saying it feels "surreal". 13 Dec 2016
The 99 best pics from Rio

The 99 best pics from Rio

It's over for another four years and while Australia's fortunes were mixed (and often disappointing) there was no shortage of iconic moments to remember. Check out this collection of the very BEST pics from Rio 2016. 22 Aug 2016
Time for the Matildas to step it up...

Time for the Matildas to step it up...

Former Matildas vice-captain Joey Peters believes defender Steph Catley holds the power to shape women’s football. 19 Aug 2016
Matildas' gold ambition dampener

Matildas' gold ambition dampener

Ex-Matildas vice-captain Joanne Peters has praised the Australians after their 2016 Rio Olympics campaign but believes the benchmarks set prior to the tournament will act as a wake-up call in the future. 18 Aug 2016
Why didn't the ref stop her?

Why didn't the ref stop her?

Matildas defender Laura Alleway says all nations were briefed on penalty taking before the start 2016 Rio Olympics. 15 Aug 2016
Matildas' loss: Twitter reacts

Matildas' loss: Twitter reacts

The Matildas took to social media to express their despair after going down 7-6 on penalties (0-0 AET) to Brazil on Saturday (AEST). 13 Aug 2016
Matildas mateship !

Matildas mateship !

It might have been a heartbreaking result for the Matildas but the match against Brazil did at least give one light moment when Lisa De Vanna had to be reminded which end the water comes out of from her bottle... 13 Aug 2016
FFA praise 'courageous' Matildas

FFA praise 'courageous' Matildas

FFA Chairman Stephen and CEO David Gallop heaped praise on the Matildas after they were narrowly defeated by Brazil in Belo Horizonte on Saturday (AEST). 13 Aug 2016
Stajcic: Even Messi misses pens

Stajcic: Even Messi misses pens

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic praised the Australians after their 2016 Rio Olympics exit to Brazil which finished 7-6 on penalties (0-0 AET) at a packed Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte. 13 Aug 2016
Shootout heartbreak: Brazil down Matildas

Shootout heartbreak: Brazil down Matildas

The Matildas' Olympics dream is over in the cruellest of circumstances after a 0-0 draw saw Brazil win 7-6 on penalties in the 2016 Rio Olympics quarter-finals. 13 Aug 2016
Catley: 'This is huge!'

Catley: 'This is huge!'

Matildas defender Steph Catley is ready for the biggest game of her career against Brazil in the quarter-finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte on Saturday (11am AEST). 12 Aug 2016
Stajcic: I have a long memory

Stajcic: I have a long memory

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic believes Australia’s recent encounters with Brazil in major tournaments has now established a genuine rivalry in women’s football. 12 Aug 2016
'We can handle pressure'

'We can handle pressure'

Matildas co-captain Clare Polkinghorne doesn’t believe external pressure played a part in Australia’s floundering start to the 2016 Rio Olympics. 11 Aug 2016
EKK ready for Brazilian crowd

EKK ready for Brazilian crowd

Matildas defensive midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight is relishing the opportunity to play against Brazil in the quarter-finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics in a packed Mineirao stadium at Belo Horizonte on Saturday (AEST). 11 Aug 2016