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Salisbury to be Matildas' first Hall of Famer

Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means.

Former Australia captain and the country's most capped player, Cheryl Salisbury, will become the first female footballer to be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame next month.

Widely considered the pioneer of women's football in Australia, Salisbury will receive one of the highest laurels in sports in the country on Oct. 10 when she is inducted as an Athlete Member of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

The 45-year-old played 151 games for Australia -- the highest across genders -- and captained...

Legendary coach 'Restless Rudi' dies aged 93

Rudi Gutendorf
Rudi Gutendorf's globe-trotting career, spanning half a century, saw him coach a record 55 teams.

Rudi Gutendorf, the tireless manager who guided a world record 55 teams, including 18 national sides, has died at 93, according to several German media outlets.

Born in Koblenz on the banks of the Rhine, the man dubbed "Restless Rudi" started his football career as a player for hometown club TuS Neuendorf before taking his first management role with Swiss side Blue Stars Zurich in the 1950s.

Coaching proved infectious, and after building an impressive CV with top flight teams in West Germany, Gutendorf...

Mooy and Taggart lead the way for the Socceroos

Australia commenced their World Cup qualification campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Kuwait on Tuesday.

Aaron Mooy put an emphatic punctuation mark on Mathew Leckie's first-half brace to give the Socceroos the ideal start on the road to Qatar 2022.

Positives

With the opponent and sweltering conditions in Kuwait City taken into consideration, it was an unspectacular but ultimately satisfactory performance from the Socceroos. As a starting point in this qualification phase and whatever the scenario,...

Why there's such immense pressure on Arnold to qualify for Qatar 2022

Socceroos Aziz Behich says the Australian squad are ready for an exciting journey towards World Cup qualification.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar.
Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means.

Like football, the essence of what makes a story great is its openness to human interpretation. With Australia to open their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign against Kuwait on Tuesday, I have to make an admission. (Bear with me, here.)

2001: A Space Odyssey is my favourite film. Aside from the astounding visual experience, why Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece has stood the test of time is that very aspect of interpretation.

Now, aside from Nietzsche's theories on the Ubermensch, the existence of...