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Matildas fans left fuming after big Australian states miss out on hosting Asian Cup games

Football fans in Victoria and South Australia are crying foul after it was announced on Monday that their states won’t host any Matildas games during the Asian Cup in 2026. Football Australia revealed that NSW, Queensland and Western Australia had been nominated as the preferred locations for the continental competition, which will see some of the best countries in Asia compete down under.

Twelve teams across three groups will take part in the tournament, which was won by China that last time it was held in 2022. In March, Australia was recommended as the host nation of the 2026 edition following on from the success of last year’s Women’s World Cup.

The Matildas captivated the nation on their run to the semi-finals, which marked Australia’s best result ever at a World Cup for a men’s or women’s team. It is hoped the Asian Cup in 2026 will spark similar interest, but it appears as…

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