It was a turbulent year in football for Australia in many ways - from the highs of the Western Sydney Wanderers' Asian Cup success to the Socceroos' losing run at the World Cup.
Australian coach Ange Postecoglou has shown his faith in the A-League by selecting three of the competition's brightest talents in the final 23-man squad for the Asian Cup.
Bumper crowds are expected across Australia for next year's Asia Cup, starting with the opening ceremony and first match featuring the host country in Melbourne.
Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes' ultimate goal is play at next year's World Cup with her twin sister Nicole Begg and Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has opened the door for that to happen despite picking only Sykes in his 32-player squad on Monday for a training camp at the AIS in January.
Matildas coach Alen Stajcic thinks the momentum created by the W-League grand final will help the Football Federation Australia find a new broadcaster for next season.