Julie Foudy's USWNT player pool for the 2019 World Cup (1:57)
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49dKweséESPN staff

SA line up 2023 Women's World Cup bid

South Africa will look to add the FIFA Women's World Cup to their hosting records, according to football boss Danny Jordaan.

Van Wyk hopes South Africa will play at World Cup (0:31)
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118dAAP

De Vanna: Matildas targeting World Cup glory

Matildas veteran Lisa De Vanna has her sights set on making it to a fourth World Cup, and she doesn't want to come away empty-handed.

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220dBrittany Mitchell

Sam Kerr: 'The Matildas will be No. 1!'

Australia proved to be among the best teams in the world in 2017, but the star striker said they're still being snubbed, especially by European foes.

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227dAAP

Stakeholders willing to fund World Cup bid

Australian football's stakeholders will fund the Women's World Cup bid themselves if the money is not forthcoming from the federal government.

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233dPaul Murphy

Kerr 'very humbled' to win POTY award

Australia striker Sam Kerr admits that lifting the 2017 AFC Award for Women's Player of the Year is the icing on the cake of a wonderful 12 months.

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234dPA Sport

England Women put five past Kazakhstan

Melissa Lawley scored her first senior goal and Nikita Parris hit a double as England Women thrashed Kazakhstan Women 5-0.

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235dStephanie Brantz

FFA turmoil could harm the Matildas

As the FFA prepares to vote on the future of Australian football this week, what ramifications would a FIFA intervention have on the women's game?

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263dStephanie Brantz

Stajcic wants trophies for world-class Matildas

National team boss Alen Stajcic sat down for an exclusive chat with ESPN FC to talk about the Matildas' unprecedented wave of success and popularity.

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274dLeo Spall

FA's inherent problems on show

Four key executives from the FA did not fare well under parliamentary scrutiny as the group were questioned over the Mark Sampson debacle.

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275dPA Sport

Denmark Women game off in pay dispute

The team refused to play a friendly against Netherlands last month in protest over pay and conditions.

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282dPA Sport

Marley names England Women squad

Marley has chosen her first squad on almost identical lines to Mark Sampson's last selection.

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299dPA Sport

FA chief defended over Sampson sacking

Sampson's contract was terminated on Wednesday based on evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour in a previous role.

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303dESPN staff

Sampson sacked as England women's boss

England women's manager Mark Sampson has been sacked over "inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" relating to his time at Bristol Academy.

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348dJanine Anthony, KweséESPN

Samson should rethink Aluko snub

With France 2019 on the horizon, England Women's coach Mark Sampson should consider recalling striker Eniola Aluko to the side.

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353dAAP

Australia targets world No. 1 spot

World-beating performances from the Matildas should no longer surprise -- star striker Sam Kerr says they should be expected.

EXCLUSIVE: Carli Lloyd speaks to ESPN FC (8:37)

WWC Standings

FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP - GROUPGPWDLGDP
Canada3120+15
China311104
Netherlands311104
New Zealand3021-12
FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP - GROUPGPWDLGDP
Germany3210+147
Norway3210+67
Thailand3102-73
Ivory Coast3003-130
FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP - GROUPGPWDLGDP
Japan3300+39
Cameroon3201+66
Switzerland3102+73
Ecuador3003-160
FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP - GROUPGPWDLGDP
United States3210+37
Australia311104
Sweden303003
Nigeria3012-31
FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP - GROUPGPWDLGDP
Brazil3300+49
South Korea3111-14
Costa Rica3021-12
Spain3012-21
FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP - GROUPGPWDLGDP
France3201+46
England3201+16
Colombia3111+14
Mexico3012-61