Ante Milicic has stepped down from his role as the Australia women’s coach because of the delay to the Tokyo Olympics amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Football Federation Australia said on Sunday. Milicic had been contracted to the Matildas until after the Games in Japan, which were originally scheduled for this summer.
To understand the latest existential crisis facing football in Australia, one must start at its genesis, which strangely coincided with the game’s highest point in recent memory. In January 2015, the Socceroos lifted the Asian Cup on home soil. The team became darlings of the nation and their coach, Ange