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From nude calendars to title contenders: The Matildas' long road to success

(CNN)Sometimes, the only way to get noticed is to be controversial, to be out of the ordinary. Stir it up, cause a fuss, rip up the rule book and watch the masses react. In the autumn of 1999, Katrina Boyd and her teammates assembled at the Australian Institute of Sport for a photo shoot they all knew would make headlines. There was a storm brewing in the Australian capital and the country's women's football team was in the eye of it. "We wanted to rock the boat," Boyd tells CNN Sport. With a home Olympics on the horizon, Australia's women's football team, better known as the Matildas, needed money to help prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on home soil. Though they were international athletes, for the majority of players it was ...
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