An understrength Australia suffered a 2-0 defeat against Women's World Cup hosts France in a friendly in Saint Etienne early on Saturday (AEST).
Veteran forward Eugenie Le Sommer scored goals at either end of the second half to ensure a deserved victory for the home side.
Missing rested headline names such as Sam Kerr, Alanna Kennedy, Lydia Williams and Emily van Egmond, the Matildas rode their luck at times to avoid a hefty defeat.
Australia went into the match having suffered just one loss in...
Phil Neville enjoyed a sensational start to life in charge of England Women courtesy of a 4-1 hammering of SheBelieves Cup holders France in Ohio.
The former Manchester United, Everton and England defender received criticism just hours after his appointment in January when historical tweets about women resurfaced.
But head coach Neville's reign on the pitch got up and running in emphatic fashion following goals from Toni Duggan, Jill Scott and Jodie Taylor inside 37 minutes.
Fran Kirby added a...
England Women crashed to a late defeat in France as their first match since Mark Sampson's sacking failed to bring any feel-good factor after another damaging week for the national side.
Interim manager Mo Marley, hoping to create some positive, sporting headlines following the explosive session in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, saw a goalkeeping error from Siobhan Chamberlain gift Viviane Asseyi an injury-time winner in Valenciennes.
Absent from the bench was goalkeeping...