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Where to watch the Matildas now that the World Cup is over

Where to watch the Matildas now that the World Cup is done

Australia is now a bonafide women's footballing nation, the last month spent hosting the FIFA Women's World Cup transforming the landscape of both football and women's sport irrevocably in just a few short weeks. At the helm of this transformation have been our national team the Matildas, 20 women who have redefined what true sports excellence in this country looks like.

But now that the Matildas have played their last game against Sweden and the World Cup has come to a close, the question on the lips of every hungry new women's football fan seems to be: where can I keep watching and supporting now that it's done?

With the next FIFA Women's World Cup a painstaking four years away (and sadly, no longer on home turf), we've rounded up some of the best ways to get your women's football fix, and to continue watching your favourite Matildas players over the coming months...


Upcoming Matildas games

The next Matildas games are closer than you think! We will be back on the pitch in a couple of months, the next few games set to be held between Thursday 26 October and Wednesday 1 November this year in Perth, where they'll face off against Iran, Phillipines and Chinese Taipei as part of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers.

They'll also play at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, and the Asian Cup in 2026 if they qualify.

But to really stay in the loop with what the national women's team has coming up, we suggest following the Matildas on Instagram, where you can get real-time player info and match updates.


A-League Women games

Australia's premier women's football league, the A-League Women season, starts on 13 October this year. Every member of the Matildas came through this league, and you'll be able to catch some current team favourites playing too:

  • Cortnee Vine (Sydney FC)
  • Alex Chidiac (Melbourne Victory)
  • Chloe Logarzo (Western United)
  • Daniela Galic (Sydney FC)
  • Beattie Goad (Melbourne Victory).

You can snag yourself a season pass for your local team, or catch all the games live and for free on 10Play.


Women's Super League (WSL) games

Most of the Matildas team players are currently playing in the premier English league, known as the WSL. You can watch all the games via Optus Sport, where you can catch the following Matildas on the pitch:

  • Sam Kerr (Chelsea FC)
  • Caitlin Foord (Arsenal)
  • Mary Fowler (Manchester City)
  • Alanna Kennedy (Manchester City)
  • Steph Catley (Arsenal)
  • Lydia Williams (Brighton)
  • Courtney Nevin (Leicester City)
  • Clare Wheeler (Everton)
  • Emily Gielnik (Aston Villa)
  • Remy Siemsen (Leister City)
  • Kyah Simon (Tottenham Hotspur).


Other overseas leagues to watch

DAZN Youtube is where you can watch Spain's Liga F, France's Division 1 Feminine, and the UEFA Women’s Champions League. Here, you'll spot the following players:

  • Hayley Raso (Real Madrid)
  • Ellie Carpenter (Olympique Lyonnais)
  • Tameka Yallop (Brann).

You can watch the Swedish women's league, Damallsvenskan, on ViaPlay to catch the following Tillies:

  • Katrina Gorry (Vittsjö GIK)
  • Charli Grant (Vittsjö GIK)
  • Teagan Micah (FC Rosengård)
  • Clare Polkinghorne (Vittsjö GIK)
  • Aivi Luik (BK Häcken FF)
  • Kyra Cooney-Cross (Hammarby IF).

Or you can watch the USA National Women’s Soccer League on Twitch to see Emily Van Egmond play for San Diego Wave FC.


Matildas documentary

If on-the-field coverage just isn't enough to satiate you, and if you've ever thought about how much you'd love a Matildas reality TV show, then you can get around their show Matildas: The World at our Feet on Disney+.


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