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Australia, New Zealand make joint bid to host 2023 Women's World Cup

Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means.

Australia and New Zealand have joined forces in a bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

If the bid is successful, it would be the first time the event has been hosted in the southern hemisphere.

Venues in all six Australian states would be used, with a renovated 75,000-seat stadium at Sydney's Olympic Park tipped to host the final.

Colombia, Japan, Brazil and Argentina are also in the running to win the hosting rights.

Football Federation Australia chairman Chris Nikou said the track...

W-League review: Brisbane get off the mark thanks to the Gorry Waddle

Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means.

The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less

Brisbane get their first win of the season after downing Canberra 2-1, Victory put a dent in the Wanderers' perfect run with a 1-1 draw, Perth go bottom after 2-1 loss at home to Newcastle, and Sydney stumble after going down to City 2-1.

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Brisbane's Tameka Yallop and Hayley Raso clicked to give the Roar their first win of the season.

The winners

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane were on track for their worst start to a season since 2014 coming into Thursday night's clash against...

Johnson to replace Gallop as new Australia soccer boss in January

Football Federation Australia have appointed former City Football Group executive James Johnson to replace long-serving CEO David Gallop.

Johnson, who represented Australia at youth level and has held administration roles across the globe, will start in the role in January.

"Having run a domestic and international executive search, and in a strong field of candidates, we have no doubt James is the right person for the role," FFA chairman Chris Nikou said in a media release on Friday.

"We are thrilled...

W-League review: Hamilton makes history, attendances flat-line, and won't someone give Adelaide a break?

The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less

Western Sydney are three from three after 3-1 win over Brisbane, City scrape a 1-0 win over Adelaide, Canberra cement fourth spot with a 3-2 win over Newcastle, and Sydney go top on goal difference with a 3-1 win over Perth.

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Kristen Hamilton, left, is signing off 2019 in style.

The winners

Kristen Hamilton

Kristen Hamilton has had quite a year. The American winger signed for Western Sydney off the back...

W-League review: Casey Dumont's early contender for game of the season, referees in the spotlight

The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less

Victory volley their way to three points with 3-2 win over Brisbane, Wanderers make it two on the trot with 1-0 defeat of Newcastle, Sydney just scrape a 1-0 win in Adelaide, and City get their first win after defeating an unlucky Canberra 2-1.

Casey Dumont
Casey Dumont was outstanding as Melbourne Victory defeated Brisbane Roar 3-2 on Thursday night.

The Winners

Casey Dumont

After an underwhelming performance against Sydney FC in Round 1, Melbourne Victory had just four days to find a different gear as they travelled back up the east coast to face last season's...