The Matildas have consistently outperformed the Socceroos -- but you wouldn't know it from the pitiful media coverage they get, writes freelance journalist Brihony Tulloch.
Crikey readers have their say on soccer, Tasmania's next governor and other issues of the day.
The World Cup, Wimbledon and soon the Commonwealth Games have Australian sport fans up at all hours. Are we losing anything apart from sleep? Freelance writer (and avid World Cup watcher) Hari Raj reports.
Think Luis Suarez flashing his pearly whites is bad? Crikey intern Rachel Clayton looks back at some of the mayhem on and off the pitch at previous World Cups.
Australia lost all of its World Cup matches and is on the plane home -- but Aussie freelance writer Django Merope Synge, who's in Rio for the tournament, has drunk the Kool Aid and sees the positives.
The World Cup starts in just a few months. But Dan Moss, an Australian freelance journalist in Cuiaba, says Brazil is nowhere near ready to host the showcase of the world game.
The Iraq v Australian World Cup qualifier was the big winner of the night, and in further good news Celebrity Apprentice continues to fade away.
In Australia, soccer is the only football code listed in the top 10 sports ... but participation is not translating into paying interest in the A-League, writes Crikey reader Graham Hand.
So it’s quarter final time and don’t we have some wonderful matches to look forward to! So much quality football. So much need for caffeine and dexamphetamines.