Matildas fail to qualify for 2012 London Olympics

Australia’s women footballers came from behind to defeat South Korea 2-1 and finish third in the 2012 Olympic qualification tournament in China. But the Matildas missed qualification from the five-team tournament as North Korea beat Thailand 5-0 to finish second behind winners Japan. Two second-half goals sealed the match for the Matildas after they went … [Read the full story]

Matildas are ready to qualify

The Matildas hope to take advantage of North Korean opponents reeling from a doping scandal to kick-start their Olympic qualifying campaign in China this week. FIFA has thrown the book at North Korea over doping transgressions at this year’s women’s World Cup in Germany, banning five players for up to 18 months, suspending their doctor … [Read the full story]

Matildas smash the useless Poms

Australia are heading into the FIFA Women’s World Cup high on confidence after a stylish 2-0 victory over world No.10 England. Two first-half goals from vice-captain Collette McCallum secured the victory as the No.11 ranked Matildas dominated for large portions of the match in their final hit out before starting the World Cup against Brazil … [Read the full story]