Matildas have potential Olympic lifeline

November 15, 2011
By Liam FitzGibbon
The Matildas' shattered Olympic dreams could be revived as Australia appeals to have North Korea banned from next year's London Games over a doping row.

The national women's soccer team narrowly missed a 2012 Olympic berth, finishing third at the Asian qualifying tournament in September behind Japan and North Korea, who claimed the two Games spots.

But Matildas players and Olympic and football officials are not happy that North Korea were allowed to contest the qualifiers and ...

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