Welcome to our 2019 Women’s World Cup preview of the Australian National Women’s Soccer Team, known colloquially as “The Matildas.” Here you’ll find a collection of player profiles for the most important Matildas, a discussion of the recent history of the team combined with an overall outlook for the tournament, an analysis of Group C, and a breakdown of the domestic leagues in which the Matildas play (with a focus on the trend of movement from the Australian W-League to the American NWSL).

Site and articles created by Kevin Winiarski, Jared Cordover, Joshua Landsberg, and Andrew Workman for the Duke University Soccer Politics Course with Professor Laurent Dubois (Spring 2019).