/ 17 May 2024

Reliving the glory days

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

If you still get the warm/fuzzies remembering the Matildas’ World Cup campaign, it’s time to mark this next event in your forward planner… Australia’s just been confirmed as the host of 2026 Women’s Asian Cup – and given how quickly Tillies tickets sell out these days, you’ll probably want to get organised. The 12-nation tournament will be played in NSW, Queensland and Western Oz, and it’ll be the first time the high-profile tournament will be on home soil since 2006. Our gals have a bit to prove – they were knocked out in the quarter-final in the last Asian Cup in India in 2022 – but won it in 2010 in China. And while we’re talking women’s footy – what a start to the 3-match State of Origin series in the women’s rugby league last night, with NSW beating Queensland 22-12 in front of a record crowd of 25,492 at Brisbane’s Lang Park. Game 2’s in Newcastle on 6 June. Bring it on…

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