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soccer July 6, 2019

Lydia Williams, the conqueror

An early exit from the FIFA Women’s World Cup left the Matildas bitterly disappointed. But for Indigenous goalkeeper Lydia Williams it just offers another opportunity to overcome adversity.

soccer June 22, 2019

Matildas live their ‘never say die’ motto

After a tumultuous few months marred by speculation and scrutiny, the Matildas’ fightback against Brazil showed a team determined to prove its critics wrong.

soccer May 4, 2019

Soccer duo’s World Cup dream

As firm friends playing soccer in Spain’s women’s league, Australians Aivi Luik and Alex Chidiac both have a higher honour in their sights – a spot in the Matildas’ World Cup squad.

soccer February 2, 2019

The Hakeem al-Araibi case

How politics, power struggles and the 2022 FIFA World Cup are all at play in the detention of Melbourne-based soccer player and Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi.

soccer January 26, 2019

The sacking of Matildas head coach Alen Stajcic

The dumping of Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has polarised Australia’s soccer community, with claims of everything from a psychological damaging team culture to a manipulative ‘lesbian mafia’.

soccer November 10, 2018

Zahli Currie, 18, futsal player

Teenage futsal player Zahli Currie on international competition and the Deadly Dancers.

soccer October 20, 2018

Shot stopper: Jada Whyman, 18, soccer player

Western Sydney Wanderers goalie Jada Whyman on family sacrifice, breaking into the Matildas and becoming a stronger, prouder Indigenous woman.

soccer April 7, 2018

Bridge building: Mark Bridge, 32, soccer player

A-League striker Mark Bridge on success with the Western Sydney Wanderers, lost opportunities with the Socceroos and his favourite goal.

soccer October 7, 2017

Winning ways: Graham Arnold, 54, soccer coach

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold on starting a new A-League season with a clean slate after last year’s triumphs.

soccer September 2, 2017

Career goals: Jamie Maclaren, 24, soccer player

As the Socceroos strive to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, striker Jamie Maclaren talks about putting in the hard work and never giving up.

soccer April 29, 2017

Victory’s secret: Kevin Muscat, 43, soccer coach

Coach Kevin Muscat on the respectful atmosphere and cultural diversity at A-League’s Melbourne Victory.