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19 May 2018 1:00 PM The end of the Bushrangers? Such is life

Today Australia is saturated with nonsensical names for its sporting teams. It starts with the Socceroos and Matildas in men’s and women’s soccer and gets worse from there. There’s the Boomers and the Opals in basketball; Sharks and Stingers in water polo; the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos in hockey. If the names for our national teams reflect a desperate 29

19 April 2018 9:04 AM Tide is turning in Matildas' rivalry with Japan, says Stajcic

Whether it is the Blue Samurai or Nadeshiko, Japan have become Australia's main regional football rivals, but any sense of sentiment has been abandoned by Stajcic who cares for little else apart from winning the Asian Cup. "Not for me personally, players can speak for themselves," Stajcic said. "The occasion is such a big occasion, the trophy that we're 34

6 April 2018 6:57 AM Aivi Luik back from wilderness for Matildas Asian Cup campaign

Luik is over her quad complaint and her debilitating hamstring injuries. This couldn’t have come at a better time given the Asian Cup is also the qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Cup in France. She was an integral part of the Matildas' 2010 Asian Cup-winning side and has a wealth of overseas playing experience to draw on, but Luik isn’t getting 25

25 March 2018 7:20 AM Karly Roestbakken goes from Young Matildas to Canberra park footballer in a week

"It was so good, I was nervous but also so proud and just wanted to do my best for my country," Roestbakken said. "It was a big crowd out there too and a great atmosphere, it's an amazing feeling with people screaming and cheering for you like that. "It was a big difference going back to NPLW this week, the crowd doesn't get as big but it's always good playing 22

28 February 2018 8:40 PM Matildas win on last kick of the game against Norway

When Chloe Logarzo volleyed home from veteran Norweigan goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth's embarrassing blunder, Australia were away. Kerr netted the third, overtaking legendary forward Sarah Walsh's national team record by scoring in a seventh-straight international. The 24-year-old latched onto fellow Western Australian Lisa De Vanna's pass and slotted 30

16 February 2018 5:10 AM Lydia Williams has one eye on Matildas battle before W-League grand final clash

Sydney was potent in attack this season, scoring 26 goals in 12 games, led by de Vanna and Kyle Ledbrook who bagged five each in the regular season. "That will definitely keep me on my toes ... you've just got to make sure everyone is reading the situation before it gets too dangerous," Williams said. "They'll be missing Caitlin Foord though, and you can't 38

16 February 2018 1:34 AM W-League: Canberra United co-captain Ash Sykes announces retirement

Sykes says "almost everyone" tried to talk her out of retirement, believing she had plenty of years left in her, but she was adamant her time had come. "I guess it is kind of young for retirement but I just decided it was time," Sykes said. "It's a big commitment to play at a high level and I've really, really enjoyed my time playing at this level. I'm probably 25

14 February 2018 3:21 AM Stajcic names Algarve Cup squad as Matildas World Cup preparations hot up

It's a big year for the Matildas with the Algarve Cup, Asian Cup and qualification for the Women's World Cup in France 2019 on the line, and coach Alen Stajcic will begin honing his preparations by calling a 24-woman squad into camp in Sydney this weekend. The coach will whittle the number down to 22, and it is that group who will be travelling to Portugal 25

21 January 2018 8:40 AM City's W-League championship defence in jeopardy after draw with Brisbane

Melbourne City's W-League championship defence hangs by a thread after they failed to break down ladder leaders Brisbane Roar in a 0-0 draw at AAMI Park - the first scoreless game in the competition since November 2016. City moved to 17 points and cling to fourth place - the last finals spot. Canberra United have a point less but a game in hand. City must travel 31

18 January 2018 7:38 AM Canberra United not fearful of Perth Glory star Sam Kerr

Perth Glory might have the best player in the world, but one player isn't a team - even if that one player is Matildas star Sam Kerr. Canberra United goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer said they can put themselves in a "really, really good spot" with a win over the Glory in Bunbury on Saturday. Canberra United goalie Haley Kopmeyer says they have a massive opportunity 15