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Salisbury to be Matildas' first Hall of Famer

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.

Former Australia captain and the country's most capped player, Cheryl Salisbury, will become the first female footballer to be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame next month.

Widely considered the pioneer of women's football in Australia, Salisbury will receive one of the highest laurels in sports in the country on Oct. 10 when she is inducted as an Athlete Member of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

The 45-year-old played 151 games for Australia -- the highest across genders -- and captained...

Legendary coach 'Restless Rudi' dies aged 93

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Rudi Gutendorf's globe-trotting career, spanning half a century, saw him coach a record 55 teams.

Rudi Gutendorf, the tireless manager who guided a world record 55 teams, including 18 national sides, has died at 93, according to several German media outlets.

Born in Koblenz on the banks of the Rhine, the man dubbed "Restless Rudi" started his football career as a player for hometown club TuS Neuendorf before taking his first management role with Swiss side Blue Stars Zurich in the 1950s.

Coaching proved infectious, and after building an impressive CV with top flight teams in West Germany, Gutendorf...

Mooy and Taggart lead the way for the Socceroos

Australia commenced their World Cup qualification campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Kuwait on Tuesday.

Aaron Mooy put an emphatic punctuation mark on Mathew Leckie's first-half brace to give the Socceroos the ideal start on the road to Qatar 2022.

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With the opponent and sweltering conditions in Kuwait City taken into consideration, it was an unspectacular but ultimately satisfactory performance from the Socceroos. As a starting point in this qualification phase and whatever the scenario,...

Australia down Kuwait to kick off WC qualifying

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Australia's senior stars have provided the finishing touches in a 3-0 defeat of Kuwait as the Socceroos' qualifying journey for the 2022 World Cup kicked off in style.

It was billed as a stern test for manager Graham Arnold's youthful Socceroos squad -- with 12 players who had 10 caps of less -- but stand-in captain Mathew Leckie's brace and Aaron Mooy's beautiful strike in the first half easily secured all three points at Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium.

The hosts frantically tried to force themselves...