Stajcic: 'I'll back our players all the time'
Westfield Matildas coach Alen Stajcic said a surprise 3-2 friendly defeat to Chile in Penrith on Saturday would not trigger any changes to the way his side plays. Sloppy defensive work cost Australia at Pepper Stadium, with Chile’s first two goals coming from defensive mix-ups
Chile put calculated challenge to Westfield Matildas' confidence
"Hopefully we get exposed," Chloe Logarzo commented ahead of the Westfield Matildas' long-awaited return to home soil. "It's not something that everyone likes to hear but if we want to be better and be the best for [the World Cup], we need to get exposed." At a packed Pant
Kerr explains where Westfield Matildas must improve after Chile upset
Star striker Sam Kerr pinpointed wastefulness in attack as prompting the Westfield Matildas' downfall in the 3-2 loss to Chile on Saturday. Emily van Egmond's early penalty was wiped out by Francisca Lara and Carla Guerrero before Yessenia Huenteo scored late to condemn Austra
Clinical Chile spring surprise on Westfield Matildas in Penrith
The Westfield Matildas slipped to a rare home defeat as a well-organised Chile came from behind to prevail 3-2 at Panthers Stadium on Saturday. Francisca Lara and Carla Guerrero combined to overturn Emily Van Egmond's ninth-minute penalty before Yessenia Huenteo struck late to
Stajcic: Westfield Matildas are fuelling growth of the game
Westfield Matildas coach Alen Stajcic says the growth in public support for the women’s game is going a long way to helping football become the number one code in Australia. Speaking ahead of the Seven Consulting International Series against Chile, Stajcic said that the on-fie
Amy Sayer ruled out of 'Seven Consulting International Series'
Football Federation Australia today announced that midfielder Amy Sayer has been ruled out of the Westfield Matildas' two-match series against Chile due to a foot injury. Sayer’s injury reduces Alen Stajcic’s matchday squad for the first game of the series at Panthers Stadium
Sam Kerr's challenge to Westfield Matildas fans
Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr has set fans attending Saturday afternoon’s Seven Consulting International Series fixture against Chile in Penrith a challenge: be louder than last year. A sell-out crowd watched on in Penrith in 2017 as the Westfield Matildas beat Brazil 2-1 t
How to watch the Westfield Matildas take on Chile
The Westfield Matildas are back home and gearing up for the first of two games against Chile on Saturday afternoon as part of the Seven Consulting International Series. The last time Alen Stajcic’s played in Penrith and Newcastle, they put on a footballing clinic to beat Brazi
Match Preview: Westfield Matildas v Chile
Just a month after their tour of Europe, the Westfield Matildas are ready for their next challenge as they take on Chile in the two-match Seven Consulting International Series. Coach Alen Stajcic has picked a strong squad which sees the return of several regulars, including S
Primary school kids meet their Westfield Matildas heroes
It was a special Thursday morning for over 100 Primary School kids in Sydney's west as they got to meet their Westfield Matildas heroes. Westfield Matildas stars Mackenzie Arnold, Laura Alleway, Princess Ibini and Alex Chidiac traveled out to St Clair ahead of Saturday's clas
Five Westfield Matildas to watch against Chile
Two riveting rounds of the new Westfield W-League season are set to segue nicely into the Westfield Matildas' first matches back on Australian soil since March. The upcoming friendlies against Chile in Penrith and Newcastle mark the return of several key stars and will see pla
The Canberra-based Chilean ready to take on the Westfield Matildas
Maria ‘Coté’ Rojas may have endeared herself to Canberra United fans of late, but those plaudits will be put on hold while she dons the Red, White and Blue of Chile. Coté has been named in coach José Letelier’s 20-woman squad to take on the Westfield Matildas in the two-game
Arnold: Having the 'core group' return has helped the team 'come together'
Westfield Matilda, Mackenzie Arnold, believes the return of Australia’s big guns has blown wind in the team’s sails. Alen Stajcic’s team are currently in camp as they prepare for their Seven Consulting International Series against Chile on Saturday, November 10 and Tuesday, No
Australia learn AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2019 Qualifiers fate
The Junior Matildas have learned their group for the second round of qualifiers for the 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship. They were placed alongside hosts Laos as well as Vietnam and IR Iran in the Round 2 draw, which took place in the early hours of Thursday morning. SEL
Polkinghorne: 'No position is safe'
Westfield Matildas defender Clare Polkinghorne said the improved depth in Australian football means that no player is assured of a starting berth in the Seven Consulting International Series against Chile. The likes of Sam Kerr, Katrina Gorry and Emily van Egmond have returned