FIFA Women’s World Cup

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From selling lamingtons to selling out stadiums: the history of the Matildas

The Women’s World Cup has broken records and captured the imagination of the country, with the nation well and truly rallying behind the Matildas’ journey. While the past few weeks have proven women’s soccer has firmly cemented itself as a beloved Aussie sporting code, it wasn’t easy getting there. From selling lamingtons to fundraising on street corners, the original World Cup Matildas squad had their work cut out for them. In today’s deep dive, we’ll explain how far the Matildas have come and how the Tillies got their name.

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More than football

It’s time! The FIFA Women’s World Cup starts today and we are super excited. This event is going to be the most attended women’s sporting event in history. Off the field, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said to TDA he thinks the Premiers will race to declare a public holiday if the Matildas win. In the deep dive we’ll explain what it will take for the Matildas to win, and whether they will be paid equally if they do.

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