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Light shining on Matildas should create great opportunities

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AS THE men's version is shaken by more corruption claims involving senior FIFA and UEFA officials, and is marred by the theatrics of supposed superstars, the FIFA Women's World Cup is quietly nailing it.

The Aussie women, led by Sam Kerr, are into the play-off rounds and starting to secure major airtime on commercial television.

About time.

But the best bit.

There's no carry on.

These athletes, many of whom sacrifice a hell of a lot to do what they do, are on the world stage and shining.

And the diving is at a minimum.

Football followers are watching Brazilian sensation Neymar's situation, wondering whether he may make another mega-dollar........

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