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Matildas withdraw from United States tour after CBA negotiations fail

The failure of FFA and PFA to agree a new CBA has resulted in the Matildas cancelling their U.S. tour.

SYDNEY -- Australia's two-match series in the United States to face the Women's World Cup champions has been called off as negotiations continue over a new collective bargaining agreement.

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA), a union representing male and female players, said the tour was called off late Wednesday, a day after players refused to show up for practice in Sydney.

PFA chief executive Adam Vivian informed Football Federation Australia (FFA) of the players' decision immediately after...

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David Gallop warns A-League season under threat due to PFA-FFA stoush

FFA chief executive David Gallop has called the PFA's demands for more money unreasonable.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) chief executive David Gallop has warned that the ongoing feud between Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) and the governing body may impact the start of the 2015-16 A-League season.

In response to Tuesday's unprecedented action which saw the Australian women's national team, the Matildas, withdraw from a scheduled training camp ahead of a tour to play world champions the United States, Gallop told the ABC that he could not be "100 percent confident" that...

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Matildas go on strike before U.S. tour

The Matildas' upcoming tour of the United States may be under threat if the PFA and FFA can't resolve their dispute.

The ongoing feud between Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) and Football Federation Australia (FFA) escalated late on Tuesday with the announcement that the women's national team, the Matildas, had made the decision to withdraw from a scheduled training camp.

The Sydney training camp was to be the last ahead of Australia's upcoming tour of the United States -- a tour that has now been thrown into jeopardy.

The Matildas actions are just the latest in a series of skirmishes between the players...

Australia knock off Brazil to advance on late Kyah Simon winner

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Kyah Simon, right, celebrates with her Australian teammates after scoring the team's winning goal vs. Brazil.

MONCTON, New Brunswick -- Substitute Kyah Simon scored in the 80th minute to lift Australia to its first Women's World Cup knockout win, a 1-0 upset of Brazil and star Marta on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

After Katrina Gorry won a ball at midfield, Lisa de Vanna's shot from the top of the penalty area was turned aside by Brazilian keeper Luciana. But the rebound went straight to Simon, who had entered in the 64th minute. She buried the shot for the first goal allowed by Brazil all tournament. ...

Australia draw with Sweden, advance to third-straight round of 16

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The Australian women advance past the group stage for their third World Cup in a row thanks to an early Lisa De Vanna goal.

Lisa De Vanna's early goal was enough for Australia to advance to the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Sweden in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesday.

It's the third straight World Cup in which Australia has advanced past the group stage. They finished second behind the United States in Group D.

De Vanna put Australia up 1-0 in the fifth minute with a left-footed goal coming after a breakaway behind the Swedish defense.

Sweden tied the game in the 15th minute on a left-footed...