"The future of football is feminine." A famous quote, from an infamous man.
It was one of the more lucid utterings of the now disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, in his time at the helm of the World Game, but the 100,000 female players who kick a ball around the parks of Australia are unlikely to have paid it any heed.
Much more inspirational to them is the continuing success of the women's national team.
With visions of the Copacabana just over the horizon, the Matildas will celebrate...