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Australia women's national soccer team: Women's national association football team representing Australia
The Australian women's national soccer team is overseen by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Matildas, having been known as the Female Socceroos before 1995. Under a naming rights deal with Scentre Group and its predecessor, Westfield Group, the team has been branded as Westfield Matildas since 2008.

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Coronavirus: Matildas' Olympic qualifying match to be played behind closed doors

Coronavirus precautions mean the Matildas will face Vietnam behind closed doors but their preparation for their Olympic qualifier has been business as usual.
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Matildas qualifiers moved to Sydney after coronavirus outbreak forces relocation

Matildas captain Sam Kerr has praised organisers for moving Olympic qualifiers from China to Sydney due to the coronavirus outbreak in the Asian nation.
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Sam Kerr to become one of the highest paid female footballers in the world

Matildas captain Sam Kerr says moving to English Women's Super League side Chelsea will improve her as a footballer.
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Landmark Matildas equal pay deal officially announced by FFA

The Matildas will receive the same benefits as the Socceroos under a new collective bargaining agreement announced by Football Federation Australia.
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Matildas on same pay scale as Socceroos

The Matildas will receive the same benefits as the Socceroos under a new collective bargaining agreement announced by Football Federation Australia.
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Watch: Matildas equal pay announcement

Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) will announce a new Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Australian Women’s and Men’s National Football Teams.
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Landmark pay deal gives Matildas the 'confidence to be on top of the world'

A new pay deal for Australia's national women's football team is being widely hailed as a landmark moment in women's sport.
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Matildas set to get pay equal to Socceroos under landmark deal

The Matildas have reportedly secured a landmark deal to earn as much as the Socceroos.
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Kerr takes on Rapinoe for FIFA best player

Matildas captain Sam Kerr will get a third shot at winning FIFA's best women's player award, while Arsenal Women coach Joe Montemurro is also up for a gong.
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The Matildas' dreams and ours now lie with the Olympics

After France 2019, we can only cry with the players. Their hopes are ours.
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Highlights of the Matildas clash with Norway at the Women's World Cup

The Matildas' FIFA Women's World Cup dream is over after a heartbreaking 4-1 penalty shootout loss to Norway in Nice.
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Matildas crash out of Women's World Cup on penalties

The Matildas' FIFA Women's World Cup dream is over after a heartbreaking 4-1 penalty shootout loss to Norway in Nice.
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Matildas knocked out of FIFA Women’s World Cup by Norway in penalty shootout

The Matildas have had a heartbreaking end to the FIFA Women's World Cup, beaten 4-1 in the penalty shootout against Norway. Earlier Elise Kellond-Knight drew the Matildas level in the second half,..
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Psst, Matildas: Here's the best way to score at the Women's World Cup

Before the Matildas take on Norway in Nice on Sunday morning, the women may want to check out this important analysis.
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'I actually wanted more': Praise for Sam Kerr's four-goal performance in Matildas' win against Jamaica

Jamaican coach Hue Menzies has joined others praising Australian Sam Kerr's virtuoso four-goal game, saying he rates her the best player in the world.
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Incredible Kerr scores four to send Matildas through to World Cup last 16

The sensational Sam Kerr has become the first Australian to score a World Cup hat-trick, firing four goals in a 4-1 rout of Jamaica to send the Matildas into the knockout rounds.
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Sam Kerr makes history as Matildas defeat Jamaica 4-1 at Women’s World Cup

Sam Kerr has produced one of Australia's most extraordinary solo performances at a World Cup with a four-goal haul to defeat Jamaica.
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'We don't listen to the haters': Matildas captain Sam Kerr lashes out at critics

World Cup star Sam Kerr has shared her story as a gay member of the Matildas' World Cup squad.
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'Suck on that one': Matildas hit back at haters after 3-2 win over Brazil

Sam Kerr has taken aim at commentators and fans that wrote off the Matildas after their first-up loss to Italy, telling them to "suck on that one".
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Matildas pull off stunning World Cup comeback to beat Brazil 3-2

Australia has produced an incredible comeback from two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2 in their 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup clash.
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Matildas complete incredible comeback from two goals down to beat Brazil

Australia has produced an incredible comeback from two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2 in their 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup clash.
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Australia's World Cup campaign on the line as Matildas set to face Brazil

It’s time for the Matildas to get their World Cup campaign back on track after their last minute loss to Italy. It could have caused a crisis of confidence, instead it has provided much-needed..
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Matildas coach says Australia needs domestic boost to compete with Europeans

Matildas coach Ante Milicic says Australia's domestic women's national league needs further support if the national team is to keep up.
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A teenager who escaped domestic violence is on the cusp of playing for the Matildas

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Matildas face final hitout before France

A thumping atmosphere at Eindhoven's Philips Stadion is expected for The Matildas' friendly with the Netherlands on Sunday.
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