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Sydney Olympic qualifiers cast in doubt after China quarantined over coronavirus

China's team has been placed under quarantine due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Next week's round of Olympic women's football qualifiers in Sydney has been thrown into disarray, with the visiting Chinese team placed under quarantine due to concerns over the deadly coronavirus.

The Chinese women arrived in Brisbane with a clean bill of health on Wednesday but must now remain confined to their hotel until Feb. 5 following advice from Australia's chief medical officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, that the virus is contagious before people show symptoms.

They had been scheduled to...

FFA confirms venues for Matildas' Olympic qualifiers

Australia's women's football team's path to the Olympic Games in Tokyo will detour through Sydney's western suburbs with the venues for next week's qualifiers confirmed.

Group B will kick off the final stage of qualification with Australia taking on Taiwan and China facing Thailand at Campbelltown Stadium on Monday.

A second double-header at the venue will pit the Matildas against the Thais while Taiwan tackle China on Thursday, Feb. 6.

The group wraps up at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 9, when...

W-League review: Perth notch their first win amid struggles of both Sydney clubs

Perth Glory players celebrate during their W-League win over Newcastle Jets.
Perth Glory picked up their first win of the season against Newcastle Jets.

The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less

Perth notch their first win after a wild 4-2 win over Newcastle, Adelaide climb off the bottom of the ladder with a stunning 3-2 defeat of Western Sydney, and Victory jump into finals thanks to a 3-0 win over Canberra.

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Perth Glory

It may have taken them seven games more than last season to do it, but Perth Glory finally got their first win after putting four...

Sydney to host Matildas' Olympic qualifiers as coronavirus takes hold in China

Australia's Olympic qualifiers have been moved to Sydney following the virus outbreak in China.

Sydney will host the Matildas' Olympic qualifying group matches against China, Taiwan and Thailand after the Asian Football Confederation elected to move the games away from Nanjing due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The Group B games were originally moved from Wuhan -- the source of the outbreak -- to Nanjing but will now take place in Sydney in February after the Chinese Football Association withdrew as host and the AFC nominated Sydney as the replacement host after working with...

Matildas striker Caitlin Foord joins Arsenal from Sydney FC

Caitlin Foord
Caitlin Foord has joined FA Women's Super League side Arsenal.

Matildas striker Caitlin Foord has been granted a release from Sydney FC to join FA Women's Super League giants Arsenal.

The latest in a string of W-League players to sign with a European club, the 25-year-old will link up Australian coach Joe Montemurro at the FAWSL champions.

"I'm sad to be leaving my girls at Sydney FC at this stage of the season but this is an unbelievable opportunity which is impossible to turn down," she said.

"Arsenal are one of the world's biggest clubs and the...