2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: guide to all the stadiums
The Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes hosts the Matildas this Sunday evening (kick off 9:00pm AEST) as Ante Milicic's side launch their 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup campaign against Group C opponents Italy. In the city known as L'Athènes du Nord (Athens of the North), the stadiu
My Matildas story: Aivi Luik - 'I hope people become aware of how good we really are'
Matildas midfielder Aivi Luik hopes France 2019 can be the catalyst for another surge in interest in the ever-growing women's game. It's nine years since Luik, then playing for Brisbane Roar in the fledgling Westfield W-League, broke into the national team. Now 34 and playi
WATCH: Sam Kerr stars in Nike's aspirational World Cup ad
Sam Kerr is set to play a starring role off the pitch as well as on it at the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019?. The Matildas captain plays a key part in global sports giant Nike's 'Dream Further' advertising campaign around the tournament, which made its debut app
The winners from your Westfield W-League club’s end of season awards night
The best of a brilliant Westfield W-League bunch are set to be recognised by their clubs, as end of season awards nights come thick and fast. Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory may have finished with championship and premiership honours respectively, but there's a host of other s
My Westfield Matildas Story: Clare Polkinghorne - 'Ever since we started playing, this is what we've been working towards'
Representing Australia at the FIFA Women?s World Cup has always been the dream of Westfield Matildas defender Clare Polkinghorne...Polkinghorne, 30, is about to fulfil that lifelong ambition yet again when she makes her fourth appearance at the tournament in France 2019. Des
Yallop: 'It was a good hit out for us'
There are plenty of positives for the Westfield Matildas to draw from their 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands on Sunday morning (AEST), says Tameka Yallop. Ante Milicic's side offered a spirited performance in front of a raucous 30,640-strong crowd at Eindhoven's Philips Stadion,
Polkinghorne's key takeaway from Netherlands defeat
The Westfield Matildas went down 3-0 to the Netherlands in their final FIFA Women?s World Cup? warm-up match on Sunday morning (AEST). After the match, www.matildas.com.au caught up with defender Clare Polkinghorne. Read on for her thoughts on areas the team need to fix, fa
Westfield Matildas close FIFA Women's World Cup warm-up camp with Netherlands loss
The Westfield Matildas produced a spirited performance but fell to 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands in their final FIFA Women?s World Cup? warm-up match. Ante Milicic?s side had the better of the first half but Olympique Lyonnais striker Shanice van de Sanden?s header deep i
LIVE BLOG: Relive the action as the Westfield Matildas are beaten by the Netherlands
The Westfield Matildas finalised their 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup preparations with a 3-0 friendly defeat against the Netherlands.... clash with the Netherlands allowed head coach Ante Milicic one last look at his charges in action before world football's showpiece e
Kerr headlines NWSL May Team of the Month
Sam Kerr's brilliant start to the 2019 National Women's Soccer League season continues, with the Westfield Matildas and Chicago Red Stars forward named in the NWSL May Team of the Month Awarded Player of the Month honours for May on Friday, Australian captain and two-time NW
My Westfield Matildas Story: Laura Alleway - 'I was freaking out'
Laura Alleway remembers the child-like excitement that engulfed her first away tour with the Westfield Matildas - a trip to the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, no less. It's fair to say roles have reversed for the Melbourne Victory defender nearly eight years on, as the 29-year-o
'Last opportunity': Milicic discusses his plans for Netherlands
Ante Milicic says fine-tuning combinations on the pitch and getting match minutes into the legs of those who need it are vital in Sunday morning?s (2.15am AEST kick-off) friendly against the Netherlands. A sell-out crowd at Eindhoven?s 35,000-capacity Philips Stadion is antic
Perfect preparation: Carpenter buzzing for sellout crowd against Netherlands
A sell-out crowd in Eindhoven for Sunday morning?s (AEST) friendly with the Netherlands serves as perfect preparation for the Westfield Matildas to hit the FIFA Women?s World Cup running, according to Ellie Carpenter. ...stralia play their final pre-World Cup hit-out the 35,000
Countdown to the Women's World Cup: 6 days to go
The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019? is officially less than a week away, with all eyes turning towards Parc des Princes in Paris where the action beckons. The opening fixture will see hosts France take on Korea Republic at 9.00pm local time on Friday (7 June; 5.00am AEST,
Match preview: Netherlands v Westfield Matildas
Australia?s clash with the Netherlands this Sunday morning (kick off 2:15am AEST) offers head coach Ante Milicic one last look at his charges in action before the 2019 FIFA Women?s World Cup commences. Milicic and the Westfield Matildas have been fine-tuning preparations for S