In the context of the negativity of the last month, the tournament on home soil provides a reset for fans and players alike
Despised by club coaches as season interrupters, endured by bone-weary players, and met with something often scarcely warmer than indifference by fans, international friendlies, and by association friendly tournaments, have long been maligned in the men’s football calendar.
But given the paucity of official internationals in the women’s game, friendlies hold significantly more value. And in the context of what has recently transpired within the Australian game, this Cup of Nations tournament could not be more welcome – or more important.
Source: Football News
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