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The Australian women's national team kicked-off the 2003 FIFA World Cup in the United States with a narrow loss to Russia, 2-1. The Matildas conceded the winning goal in the last few minutes after surviving a penalty-kick earlier in the second-half. They had taken the lead in the first-half, but Russia equalised a minute later.


In the next group stage match, the Matildas secured a credible 1-1 draw with women's football powerhouse, China. It was a do-or-die clash in Los Angeles. One point kept them in the tournament but meant they had to beat Ghana in the last match of the group, in Portland, and hope that Russia did them a favour against China.


Was it meant to be?


The Matildas lost in disappointing fashion. Ghana secured the points, winning 2-1 and sending the Matildas crashing out of the tournament. Wins were hard to come by compared to today. However, the current crop of Matildas owe a lot to the hard work this generation put in to lifting the competitive profile of Australian women's football.


This design is based on the official tournament match programme and includes the participating nations and Australian squad list.

Women's World Cup 2003 T-shirt

SKU: FC0000254
  • Specifications

    • Regular fit 
    • Crew neck 
    • Mid-weight, 180 GSM
    • 100% combed cotton
    • Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
  • Women – Size Chart

    Size XS S M L XL 2XL
    W 45.5 48 50.5 53 55.5 58
    L 63.5 64.5 65.5 66.5 67.5 68.5


    Body width/length (cm)

  • Men – Size Chart

    Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    W 47 52 56.5 61 64 68
    L 71 75 78.5 82 83.5 85


    Body width/length (cm)


    Please refer to Size Chart

    Measure a shirt you own 1cm below sleeve joint from side seam to side seam (no refund or replacement for incorrect size choice)


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