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Matildas goalkeeping jerseys finally go on sale after World Cup controversy | Matildas

Aspiring young goalkeepers and fans of Mackenzie Arnold will finally be able to buy the “iconic” purple Matildas jersey seen at last year’s Women’s World Cup, with replica shirts to go on belated sale in Australia on Tuesday.

Manufacturer Nike came under fire during last year’s tournament when, despite surging demand following Arnold’s heroics in the record quarter-final shootout win over France, women’s goalkeeper jerseys were not available to buy.

The issue was also highlighted by England’s goalkeeper Mary Earps, who said before the tournament she was angry that fans could not buy her shirt.

At the time, Nike accepted it “didn’t serve those fans” who wanted to get their hands on an official Arnold shirt and in November it pledged to make Matildas goalkeeping shirts available before the next major tournament.

Football Australia on Monday said the goalkeeper jersey…

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