Saturday, April 26, 2008

Waltzing Matilda

We have to admit that the Australian Women's National Team has a pretty cool nickname. The Matildas get their moniker from the song "Waltzing Matilda" which is Australia's most widely known folk song as is even sometimes refereed to as the 'the unofficial national anthem of Australia.' (It has nothing to do with a kangaroo, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity to post a pic of one. Who doesn't love kangaroos?). As far as nicknames for Women's National Teams go, the Matildas rank right up there with the Steel Roses of China, the Super Falcons of Nigeria and the Nadeshiko of Japan (which loosely translated means an ideal Japanese woman). We really wish the U.S. WNT had a cool nickname, but you just can't force these things.

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