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Matildas to appoint Ante Milicic as interim World Cup coach - report

Alen Stajcic has described the personal and professional impact of the saga over his dismissal as Matildas head coach.
Speaking to the media for the first time since being axed as Matildas head coach, Stajcic says he remains in the dark about the reasons for his dismissal.

The Matildas coaching dramas has taken another turn with Ante Milicic reportedly set to lead the national side to the World Cup on an interim capacity.

Milicic is tipped to have beaten a number of candidates, a couple of whom are believed to be from overseas and have been interviewed by the FFA over the past fortnight.

The former Socceroos representative takes over from the Alen Stajcic, who is still exploring his legal options after being sacked last month.

Milicic, 44, has been a part of a FFA...

Sarah Carroll looking to end Perth Glory's Grand Final losing streak

Sarah Carroll
Sarah Carroll has lost two previous Grand Finals with Perth Glory.

Perth Glory defender Sarah Carroll has already endured enough football heartbreak but it will all be forgotten if she can finally get her hands on a W-League title.

Carroll played in Glory's two losing Grand finals -- a 3-1 loss to Canberra in 2014 and a 2-0 loss to Melbourne City in 2017.

Perth started hot favourites in both matches and are aiming to break their title drought in Saturday's Grand Final against Sydney FC at Jubilee Stadium.

Carroll has endured a season to forget, suffering a serious...

Heartbreak, allegations and zero transparency: The fallout from Australia's Alen Stajcic debacle

Every time the dust tries to settle around the curious case of Alen Stajcic's abrupt sacking, conversation and speculation blows in to stir things up again.

With each fresh disturbance the debris settles a little further out, to the extent that few in Australia's wider football family have not been touched by Football Federation Australia's bombshell decision to sack Stajcic as Matildas coach.

The man at the centre of the storm, the now "former" coach of Australia's national women's team, sounded...

Caitlin Foord ready to banish W-League Grand Final demons

Alen Stajcic has described the personal and professional impact of the saga over his dismissal as Matildas head coach.
Speaking to the media for the first time since being axed as Matildas head coach, Stajcic says he remains in the dark about the reasons for his dismissal.

Last year's W-League Grand Final was a miserable affair for Sydney FC forward Caitlin Foord, even before she watched her team lose.

The Matildas star ruptured a ligament in her right foot during last year's semifinal which ruled her out of the 2018 decider and kept her sidelined for several months.

A frustrated spectator at the best of times, watching her teammates slump to a 2-0 defeat to Melbourne City only added to the personal pain of her foot injury.

Now 12 months later Foord's situation before...