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Matildas to face Netherlands in final pre-World Cup friendly

ESPN's Julie Foudy joins Golic & Wingo to talk favourites to win the 2019 Women's World Cup and her new podcast Laughter Permitted.

The Matildas will face off against European champions Netherlands in their final friendly before June's World Cup.

Ante Milicic's side will face the world No.8 ranked team in Eindhoven on June 1 before heading to France to begin the tournament.

"We believe that this match against the Netherlands will come at a perfect time for our team," Milicic said. "With this match against a strong opponent coming a week before our first game in France, we will be able to get a good gauge of what aspects of our...

Mary Fowler to use Young Matildas qualifiers to push World Cup claim

ESPN's Julie Foudy joins Golic & Wingo to talk favourites to win the 2019 Women's World Cup and her new podcast Laughter Permitted.

Wonder teen Mary Fowler's path to the World Cup will take her to Myanmar this month as she hunts goals to press her claims for France.

As other Australians show their wares in the U.S.-based National Women's Soccer League, Spain's La Liga, or at home, Fowler's youth gives her a different opportunity.

The 16-year-old will head to Southeast Asia under assistant coach Gary van Egmond for the Young Matildas for an Asian qualifying campaign.

Fowler will lead the line for Australia, knowing a bag of goals...

A-League clubs, Professional Footballers Australia want independent competition by July

A hat-trick from David Williams dented the Newcastle Jets' A-League finals hopes as Wellington Phoenix run out 4-1 winners.

A-League players and clubs have called on football's warring factions to make a deal for an independent competition before July.

The June 30 deadline has been set by FFA after the New Leagues Working Group (NLWG), tasked with finding the right formula for a breakaway league, tabled a long-awaited report into the matter on Tuesday.

The 70-page paper leaves plenty of scope for negotiation on issues of finances and governance.

But Professional Footballers Australia chief John Didulica said there was...

Australia ready for United States showdown in pre-World Cup test

The Australian women's team will get an early indication of their World Cup prospects when they face defending champions the United States in a friendly in Denver on Thursday.

The Matildas, under new boss Ante Milicic, made short work of New Zealand, South Korea and Argentina to win the inaugural Cup of Nations on home soil last month but will be keen to see how they stack up against the top-ranked side in the world.

"It's a fairly daunting task to be involved in your first camp and be playing the...