Latrobe Ladies Football Club in 1921, one of Australia’s first women’s football clubs.
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Women's soccer had just found its feet in the roaring '20s when state ruling bodies began to force female players from the field.
Everything is in place for a spending spree this January, but some data crunching shows successful spending is elusive.
Rainbow laces have become a symbol of football’s struggle against anti-gay prejudice.
Recent data on football's homophobia problem met with both optimism and pessimism. What's really going on?
West Africans who play professional football in Poland rest at halftime. Warsaw, Summer 2016.
Many talented African footballers follow the exodus to Europe's football leagues. But many are stuck in the lower leagues, without the glory and wealth they dream of.
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The beautiful game has never seemed uglier. But it also can bring joy and togetherness, even to the most desperate.
Wales have made the most of more opportunities for smaller teams.
New formats, new nations, a new UEFA president and the legacy of a multi-venue event in four years time -- Euro 2024 could be a very different beast.
Paul Pogba helps France beat Iceland 5-2.
The marketing wizardry used by sports multinationals to sell these little round things by the truckload.
Reigning World Cup winners Germany will prove hard to beat at this year’s European football championships.
Based on goals scored at the 2014 World Cup, goals emerge when teams develop small and rapid passing networks comprising only a few players.
And so it begins …
France are favourites, Albania are playing and there are more teams than ever before. Your essential guide to Europe's summer football festival.
Choosing the right tactics?
Xi Jinping is spearheading an extraordinary bid to dominate the world's favourite sport. But will he take the Chinese people with him?
Smells like team spirit. Leicester captain Wes Morgan celebrates scoring against Manchester United.
Egg roulette, terrible passing stats and the odd pizza. The psychology that builds success.
Making it into the world championships can depend more on your sport's rules than how good you are.
Another day, another trophy.
Whether the women's U.S. soccer team wins its fight for pay equity, its existence alone shows just how much has already been won.
Try convincing Australian sports fans that Hawthorn’s dominance in the AFL is purely down to a cosmological coin flip.
Sport is by its very nature unpredictable, and that's why we love it.
Level playing field? Jamie Vardy causes panic in the Manchester City defence.
Moneyball tactics and a deluge of new money have served up a season of shocks and drama.
Will Smith as Dr Bennet Omalu.
Once the stuff of tweeting birds and rolling cartoon eyes, bumps on the head are now linked to dementia. Will Smith's latest movie tells how sports authorities tried to cover it up.
Billionaire Frank Lowy was done like a dinner in the shark-infested waters of international football, led by Sepp Blatter (right).
Despite Australia squandering $43 million on a failed bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Lowy football dynasty lives on.
Left behind. Where do fans sit in the new hierarchy?
The beautiful game has always had an ugly side to its relationship with the press, but are things now going too far?
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The competitors of the robot world cup are creeping closer to the goal of a robotic team that can beat the best human players.
They won the gold, but where’s the money?
As I watched the Women’s World Cup final recently with my family, my 11-year-old son, who plays on a local soccer team, remarked that he was amazed at how quickly and how often the US team scored. “Seriously…