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Barbieri: W-League on the rise; Week 3 results

Barbieri: W-League on the rise; Week 3 results

Tim Grainey September 29, 2014 19

In this edition of the International Review, we look at the Week 3 games in Australia’s Westfield W-League, discuss some coaching changes for the Australian national team and Sydney FC, and talk with long-time

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Australian players oppose turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup as FIFPro VP backs players

Australian players oppose turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup as FIFPro VP backs players

Jeff Kassouf August 27, 2014 34

In a statement released Wednesday, Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) said that FIFPro Vice President and FIFPro Asia Chairman Brendan Schwab will have the world players’ association raise women’s players’ concerns with FIFA over the

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Document shows Australian players against turf at 2015 World Cup, despite official’s comments

Document shows Australian players against turf at 2015 World Cup, despite official’s comments

Jeff Kassouf August 26, 2014 22

Australia presented an odd twist to this 2015 Turf War. On Sunday, Football Federation Australia’s head of women’s football Emma Highwood said the federation was fine with artificial turf being used at the 2015

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Williams tears ACL, Flash lose second GK of season

Williams tears ACL, Flash lose second GK of season

Jeff Kassouf July 15, 2014 10

Western New York Flash goalkeeper Lydia Williams is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscal tear in her left knee, the team’s second lost goalkeeper of the season

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Japan top Australia to win Asian Cup; Costa Rica, Guatemala advance in World Cup qualifying

Japan top Australia to win Asian Cup; Costa Rica, Guatemala advance in World Cup qualifying

The Equalizer Staff May 25, 2014 6

Japan defeated Australia 1-0 on Sunday in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, to win the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup title. Azusa Iwashimizu scored the game’s only goal off a corner kick in the 28th

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Australia, ’11 champs Japan qualify for World Cup

Australia, ’11 champs Japan qualify for World Cup

Jeff Kassouf May 18, 2014 16

Australia and defending champions Japan have qualified for the 2015 Women’s World Cup with victories on Sunday at the Asian Cup. Australia defeated valiant hosts Vietnam 2-0, while Japan thrashed Jordan 7-0 to book

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Australia fires de Reus; Stajcic named interim coach

Australia fires de Reus; Stajcic named interim coach

Jeff Kassouf April 17, 2014 267

Football Federation Australia announced on Thursday that Hesterine de Reus has been fired as coach of the women’s national team and Sydney FC coach Alen Stajcic will take over on an interim basis. Stajcic

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Canada, France prevail on Cyprus Cup Day 2

Canada, France prevail on Cyprus Cup Day 2

The Equalizer Staff March 7, 2014 4

Canada improved to 2-0 at the 2014 Cyprus Cup on Friday, defeating Italy 3-1 behind goals from Diana Matheson, Adriana Leon and Kaylyn Kyle. Matheson opened the scoring in the 34th minute and Leon

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Kyah Simon out a year with torn right ACL

Kyah Simon out a year with torn right ACL

Jeff Kassouf October 22, 2013 7

Australia forward Kyah Simon is out a for a year after tearing her right ACL in Sunday’s 4-0 loss to the United States. Simon stepped on the field in the 76th minute and lasted

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Good shape, momentary lapses for young US defense in win over Australia

Good shape, momentary lapses for young US defense in win over Australia

Jeff Kassouf October 21, 2013 42

Lisa De Vanna thrice worked her way into a one-on-one position against U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo in the opening half hour on Sunday. Solo did what she usually does — made big saves —

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