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Australia, New Zealand make joint bid to host 2023 Women's World Cup

Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means.

Australia and New Zealand have joined forces in a bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

If the bid is successful, it would be the first time the event has been hosted in the southern hemisphere.

Venues in all six Australian states would be used, with a renovated 75,000-seat stadium at Sydney's Olympic Park tipped to host the final.

Colombia, Japan, Brazil and Argentina are also in the running to win the hosting rights.

Football Federation Australia chairman Chris Nikou said the track...

Socceroos captain Mark Milligan announces retirement from international football

Brighton score twice in two minutes in the first half, but Diogo Jota helps Wolves salvage a 2-2 draw.
Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means.

The Socceroos have lost the final link to Australia's "golden generation" with captain Mark Milligan announcing his international retirement.

One of just two Australians to make four World Cup squads along with Tim Cahill, the 34-year-old told teammates and staff on Monday he was calling time on his Socceroos career.

Milligan debuted for Australia in a friendly against Liechtenstein in June 2006 and went on to make 80 appearances for his country.

A member of Australia's 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018...

Johnson to replace Gallop as new Australia soccer boss in January

Football Federation Australia have appointed former City Football Group executive James Johnson to replace long-serving CEO David Gallop.

Johnson, who represented Australia at youth level and has held administration roles across the globe, will start in the role in January.

"Having run a domestic and international executive search, and in a strong field of candidates, we have no doubt James is the right person for the role," FFA chairman Chris Nikou said in a media release on Friday.

"We are thrilled...

Australia's Copa America opponents: How will the Socceroos fare against South America's finest?

Julien Laurens says Lionel Messi separated himself from other Ballon d'Or finalists by carrying Barcelona.
Craig Burley believes Lionel Messi is single-handedly covering up deficiencies at Barcelona.

The Arnie-ball World Tour will be heading to Argentina next year, with Australia drawn in Group A to face La Albiceleste, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay at the 2020 Copa America.

Here's what to expect from the Socceroos' five opponents:

Argentina

Brimming with talent in the front third -- including an extraterrestrial who won his sixth Ballon d'Or earlier this week -- but cripplingly imbalanced. As a consequence, Paulo Dybala has only been used sparingly despite his mesmerising talent -- to the...

Australia to face Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay in 2020 Copa America

Julien Laurens says Lionel Messi separated himself from other Ballon d'Or finalists by carrying Barcelona.
Craig Burley believes Lionel Messi is single-handedly covering up deficiencies at Barcelona.

The Socceroos will tackle global superstar Lionel Messi and Argentina at next year's Copa America after Australia were drawn alongside the co-hosts.

Graham Arnold's men were drawn in Group A for the South American continental championship, which starts on June 12.

That means Australia will play their five group stages matches in Argentina against the two-time World Cup champions, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay.

The Socceroos' opening match will be against 15-time Copa America champions Uruguay...