ALL POSTS TAGGED "australia"


/ 21 days ago

32 soccer clubs express interest in joining Australia 2nd division

The Australia Football Association received 32 bids of interest to join a second division underneath the A-League. Football Australia confirmed teams across eight Australian states and territories submitted expressions of interest (EOIs) to join the league. However, the proposed team count for the second division is between 10 and 16 teams. Right now, the main […]


/ 21 days ago

Australia, New Zealand tell FIFA to reject Saudi World Cup deal

A deal between FIFA and Saudi Arabia could end due to vehement opposition from Australia and New Zealand. The two nations are hosting the 2023 Women's World Cup in the summer. Part of the sponsorship for that tournament was from Visit Saudi, even though Saudi Arabia has no part in the tournament. Saudi Arabia has […]

Women's Soccer

/ 62 days ago

Official match ball for the Women's World Cup unveiled

The FIFA Women's World Cup is now just six months away, and fans finally know the official match ball. Nicknamed "OCEAUNZ," it is the ninth successive ball produced by Adidas. However, it maintains some of the same technology from previous balls at the men's and Women's World Cups. For example, a CTR core allows for […]

Leagues: A-League

/ 100 days ago

Australian game abandoned after fans injure goalkeeper

A massive pitch invasion during an Australian A-League match on Saturday forced a halt to the action. Crosstown rivals Melbourne City hosted Melbourne Victory faced off as an already contentious crowd looked on. City was up 1-0 when the game had to be abandoned. Fans from both sides went to AAMI Park with a preplanned […]

Lionel Messi

/ 114 days ago

Messi magic propels Argentina against Australia

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi scored yet again on Saturday. The 35-year-old forward netted his 789th goal of his illustrious career during the game. Argentina went on to win the match against Australia 2-1 on the night. The World Cup knockout round matchup was his 1,000th total senior appearance. Messi started the scoring for his team […]


/ 121 days ago

Lethargic Tunisia loses 1-0 to Australia

Tunisia was the slim favorite in their game with Australia, but neither played like it. Australia firmly seized the game in the first half, while all Tunisia could do was watch in terror. Australia's first major chance, in the 23rd minute, was a reflection of the Aussies' tenacity. Craig Goodwin swung a cross in from […]

Women's Soccer

/ 159 days ago

How to watch the Women's World Cup draw

FOX Sports announced plans to broadcast the draw for the 2023 Women's World Cup. Because the tournament will be played in Australia and New Zealand next summer, the draw will be airing live at an unusual time for American viewers. FS1 will broadcast the draw from Auckland on Saturday, October 22nd at 2:00AM (ET)/Friday, October, […]

Women's Soccer

/ 179 days ago

2023 Women's World Cup tickets go on sale from October 6th

FIFA announced tickets go on sale for the 2023 Women's World Cup on Oct. 6. The tournament, hosted by Australia and New Zealand, takes place next summer. Next year's World Cup will be the ninth iteration of the competition. It is the first in the history of the tournament to take place in the southern […]


/ 256 days ago

FIFA's talk on inclusivity at the World Cup differ from its actions

Over the past two years, the western world pushed inclusivity and sensitivity to the various struggles of groups in society. Simply put, this is a sensible push considering the decades of stereotypes, misunderstandings and violence towards these groups. Many big-name brands have jumped on board to support, among many things, people of color and the […]


/ 263 days ago

Salary cap and lack of pro/rel holding back Australian soccer

Australia punched its ticket to World Cup 2022 in dramatic fashion in June. It was a prideful performance from the Aussies to get to a fifth-straight World Cup. It was gritty to get there against Peru. Australia played the role of a plucky underdog with its back against the wall. Peru appeared all but set […]


/ 433 days ago

AFC Women's Asian Cup on Paramount+ starts Thursday, Jan. 20

Here in the United States, AFC Women's Asian Cup games on Paramount+ begin Thursday, January 20. China PR takes on Chinese Taipei in the opening fixture from India. CBS acquired the rights to broadcast Asian Football Confederation (AFC) tournaments up until 2024. This, of course, gives CBS exclusive rights to broadcast the tournament in the […]