World Cup Training Bases Revealed

Ben Carey was at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre to hear the venue revealed as the Matildas World Cup training base. Plus all the news of the other qualifiers bases (12/12/22). Above: The Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre – Australia’s training base for the World Cup. Photo: Ben Carey for Impetus. The Matildas willContinue reading “World Cup Training Bases Revealed”

Gustavsson Reacts To World Cup Draw

Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard the Australia head coach give his reactions to yesterday’s World Cup draw (23/10/22). Above: Matildas boss Tony Gustavsson speaking yesterday from Auckland. Image: Football Australia. Australia will commence their World Cup campaign against the Republic of Ireland on Thursday, 20 July 2023 at Sydney Football Stadium, following the completion of theContinue reading “Gustavsson Reacts To World Cup Draw”

Sublime Strike From Fishlock Sends Wales To Switzerland

Wales 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina by Martin Townley at the Cardiff City Stadium for Impetus. Above: Jess Fishlock celebrates after scoring a stunning winner to put Wales into a play-off in Switzerland next week in the World Cup qualifiers. Photo: FAW. As always before Wales games, ‘Zombie Nation’ blasts around Cardiff City Stadium and the feeling isContinue reading “Sublime Strike From Fishlock Sends Wales To Switzerland”

Post-Euros Debrief: What To Look Forward To At The World Cup

by Jonathan Tay (4/8/22) Above: Scenes at Wembley Stadium after England’s European Championship Final on Sunday. Photo: Lionesses. With the culmination of an enthralling UEFA Women’s Euros, it is difficult not to look ahead with anticipation to the next big tournament – the Women’s World Cup in 2023. The Matildas kick off on home soilContinue reading “Post-Euros Debrief: What To Look Forward To At The World Cup”

Euro Fans Ready To Continue The Party in 2023

Kieran Yap reflects on what Australia and New Zealand have to look forward to when overseas fans come to the World Cup next year, with Kris Goman, Impetus’ Euros roving reporter getting the views of fans at the games across England about the tournament Down Under which starts in under a year (21/7/22). Above: ComingContinue reading “Euro Fans Ready To Continue The Party in 2023”

One Year Milestone Marked By World Cup Hosts

by Kieran Yap (20/7/22) Above: The Women’s World Cup – the tournament starts in a year’s time today. Photo: USA Today. Australia and New Zealand have started the 365-day countdown to the Women’s World Cup with the unveiling of the Unity Pitch in Sydney, along with some other big announcements for football fans. Landmarks acrossContinue reading “One Year Milestone Marked By World Cup Hosts”

NI To Host Lionesses at National Stadium

Above: Abbie Magee of Northern Ireland battles with England’s Lauren Hemp during a friendly between the two sides in February 2021. Photo: Belfast Telegraph. Supplied to Impetus by Irish FA (10/2/22) Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against England in April will be staged at the 18,500 capacity National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. It willContinue reading “NI To Host Lionesses at National Stadium”

State of the Art Permanent Home For Matildas Announced

Overnight, a major development was announced in Australia as a world class, purpose built training and development centre specifically for all of the national women’s football teams was announced. Football Australia and Football Victoria (FV) were delighted to hear the Victorian Government’s announcement confirming their investment to make the world-class Home of The Matildas at La TrobeContinue reading “State of the Art Permanent Home For Matildas Announced”

Tony Gustavsson – The Missing Piece in the Matildas Jigsaw?

In the second part of our occasional World Cup 2023 countdown feature on the state of the game in Australia, co-hosts of the tournament, Ben Gilby looks at the appointment of former USNWT assistant Tony Gustavsson as the head coach of the Australian national side. The Football Federation Australia recently announced Tony Gustavsson as theContinue reading “Tony Gustavsson – The Missing Piece in the Matildas Jigsaw?”