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Australia to host Women's World Cup warm-up tournament

Australia will meet Argentina, South Korea and New Zealand on home soil in February as part of their build-up to the 2019 Women's World Cup.

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Stajcic: Cup of Nations perfect World Cup prep for Matildas

Matildas Head coach Alen Stajcic believes the Cup of Nations is perfect preparation for the side to test themselves before heading to the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.


FFA announce creation of Cup of Nations

FFA CEO David Gallop has announced the Cup of Nations tournament to be held in Australia prior to the 2019 World Cup.



Most dominant athlete of 2018: Simone Biles

This was the year that the greatest gymnast of all time showed that not a damn thing will ever stand in her way.

Dominant 20: Nadia Comaneci's joy while watching Simona Halep win the French Open

Simona Halep was a No. 1 who'd never won a major -- until the 2018 French Open. Gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci shares the joy of seeing her countrywoman finally win, and what it means to their nation.

Dominant 20: The Conversation with Katie Ledecky

The Olympian tells espnW's Allison Glock how she went from swimming at the local pool as a way to meet friends to repeatedly smashing world records.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

The pressure's on Kerr to carry Australia at World Cup


Luck of the draw? How the top teams fared

With the Women's World Cup draw now set, we look at the early paths for the United States, France, Germany and other tournament favorites.

Markgraf: Easiest World Cup draw ever for United States

ESPN's Kate Markgraf delves into the USWNT's World Cup group and the standout matchup against familiar foes Sweden.


Likeable matchups for Canada in Group E

ESPN's Julie Foudy feels Canada will clearly emerge from Group E, but questions if they can get over the hurdle in the latter stages.



Brazil's Marta the first woman to enter 'Hall of Fame' at Maracana

Brazilian footballer Marta became the first woman ever to leave her mark at the 'Hall of Fame' at the national Maracana stadium to celebrate the achievements of her career.



What athletes eat

Soccer player Emily Boyd's sweet potato-crusted quiche recipe

Goalkeeper Emily Boyd makes this dish as a post-workout brunch -- and says she always looks forward to eating it.

Hiker Heather Anderson's veggie curry with red quinoa

After making history by completing the triple crown of hiking this year, Heather Anderson needs some serious recovery time. This dish fits the bill -- and cleans out the fridge, too.

Freestyle skier Maggie Voisin's ham-and-jam egg sandwich

Maggie Voisin's mom owns a restaurant in Whitefish, Montana. On the menu: This unique sandwich that is Voisin's favorite.

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  • The sacrifices Super Netball imports make to follow their dreams

    For Super Netball imports Mwai Kumwenda and Jhaneile Fowler, leaving their family and community to travel half-way around the world was a sacrifice they had to make if they were to play in the biggest netball competition in the world.

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  • Matildas confirming value of women's sport in Australia

    At a time when the AFL and the NRL are each closing on their biggest events of the year, the Matildas' matches against Brazil stood out and provided a different story for young fans across Australia.


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  • Inspiring women through sport

    espnW weekly highlights the best of our stories around women in sport, and a range of insights on athletes' nutrition and lifestyle.

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