When captain and coach are both a bit deflated after a 4-1 win, you know you're looking at a side with plenty of ambition. But a strong Norway side looms and there are no more second chances, writes Dan Colasimone.
Australia takes on Jamaica with a spot in the knockout stages of the Women's World Cup at stake. Bookmark this page and come back in time for all the build up to kick off from 4:00am AEST in our live blog.
What do the Matildas need to do in order to qualify for the last 16 at the Women's World Cup, and who will they play when (and if) they get there?
The Matildas have already achieved something the Socceroos could not, but they are not being paid properly for their success, writes Kate O'Halloran.
The Matildas superstar's entreaty to the imagined critics and supposed "haters" to "suck on that one" after the team's stirring come-from-behind victory over Brazil divided opinions but what she said isn't important, writes Richard Hinds.
Amid the post-match euphoria of the Matildas' win against Brazil, captain Sam Kerr made a powerful statement about sexism and homophobia. It needs to go down in sporting folklore, writes Kate O'Halloran.
The Socceroos have been invited to join football heavyweights Brazil and Argentina at the South American championships, the Copa America.
No doubt the Matildas players would have been seething that all the positivity that had built up around their side had been replaced with cynicism, and they took their frustrations out on Brazil with a 3-2 win, writes Dan Colasimone.
The Matildas suffered a shock loss to Italy in their World Cup opening game, making tonight's clash against Brazil even more critical. Follow all the action in our live blog from 1am AEST.
Now that the Italians have sounded the third alarm for the Matildas, will Ante Milicic finally recognise the flaws in his vision?