From The Evening Standard:
Australia’s women’s football team are ranked the fifth best side in world football. So how did they lose 7-0 to a collection of 15-year-old boys?
It is the question gripping the Matildas, who will be targeting a medal at the Rio Olympics in August, after they were embarrassed by the Newcastle Jets under-16s side on Wednesday
Well, that’s a thing that happens. Meanwhile (well, a few months ago)...
The Matildas’ pay dispute could spark real change
Just as female tennis stars fought the gender pay gap in the US in the 1970s, so too can the Matildas’ pay dispute and strike effect real change in soccer in Australia, writes Stephanie Convery.
The Matildas, Australia’s national women’s soccer team, have gone on strike. It has been a long time coming.
In June, as the Matildas’ success in the FIFA World Cup climbed, reports began circulating about how little the players were paid in comparison to their male counterparts, the Socceroos.
They were comparing their pay to the Socceroos but, obviously, they should have been comparing it to whatever pay those 15 year old boys get… and it should probably be less.