Pumped for the Westfield Matildas’ Cup of Nations campaign? What better way to bring in the tournament than by lending your ears to the first Cup of Nations podcast!
In episode one, Ann Odong joins Ben O’Neill and Ricardo Piccioni to preview the inaugural tournament on home soil for Australia.
The crew provide an in-depth look at the Westfield Matildas’ Cup of Nations opponents and analyse the different threats of New Zealand, Korea Republic and Argentina.
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Then, hear from head coach Ante Milicic as the Westfield Matildas boss reveals how he was appointed, his coaching style and his expectations for the playing group.
Finally, we hear from midfield legend and FFA Hall of Famer Sue Monteath, who played in the Westfield Matildas first ever match against our trans-Tasman rivals back in 1979.
Listen to the podcast below.
5.32 – The podcast crew preview Westfield Matildas v New Zealand
7.03 - Who are ‘friendly rivals’ New Zealand’s main threats and players to watch?
8.12 – Why the Westfield Matildas will need to watch out for ‘highly technical’ Korea Republic
11.11 – Why the Cup of Nations is a big moment for ‘mystery’ side Argentina
15.36 – Ante Milicic sits down with Ben
16.55 – What sort of coach can we expect?
17.28 – How was Milicic appointed?
19.30 – What are his expectations for the group?
20.39 – Why it’s a massive honour to coach the Westfield Matildas
21.50 – Westfield Matildas legend Sue Monteath chats with Ben and Ricardo
23.15 – Monteath’s greatest memories in Green and Gold
24.26 – Observations on how women’s football has changed since 1979
26.03 – How good it is to have the Westfield Matildas as role models