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Here’s when and where you can watch the Matildas next match

Three international friendlies have been lined up.
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The Matildas will play their next international match at the Paris 2024 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.

After qualifying to compete in the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the girls in the green and gold were drawn in Pool B, meaning they will face off against Germany, Zambia, and the USA.

These matches will take place on Friday, July 26th, Monday, July 29th, and Thursday, August 1st respectively at 3am AEST.

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The girls in the green and gold will play against 12 teams in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. (Credit: Instagram)

Matildas Recent Results

After their historic fourth-place finish at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Matildas took to the pitch against several countries in order to secure their spot in the 2024 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.

These included:

  • Australia vs Iran (2 – 0)
  • Australia vs Philippines (8 – 0)
  • Australia vs Chinese Taipei (3 – 0)
  • Australia vs Uzbekistan (3 – 0)

The Matildas also played a series of friendly matches on home soil and abroad as a means of helping the team, and less experienced players prepare for the upcoming Olympics.

These included:

  • Australia vs Mexico (2 – 0)
  • Australia vs China PR (1 – 1)
  • Australia vs China PR (2 – 0)
  • Canada vs Australia (1 – 0)
  • Canada vs Australia (5 – 0)
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The Matildas will not play any further games on home soil until after the Olympics. (Credit: Getty)

The international friendlies and Olympic qualifiers provided an opportunity for Head Coach Tony Gustavsson to keep testing his squad. 

“When I started with the CommBank Matildas we identified a need to continue challenging ourselves against different types of [soccer] styles, and opponents and experiencing high-quality matches that allow us to strive to get one day better,” he said when the friendly games against China PR and Mexico were first announced.

“Every match we schedule is deliberate and is key to our bigger picture of preparing the team for global tournaments and to take on the best teams in the world.”

Shortly after emerging victorious from a two-match friendly series against China PR, Tony confirmed which players would be heading to Paris in July.

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After rupturing her ACL, Matildas star striker Sam Kerr will not play with the team at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. (Credit: Instagram)

With the next FIFA Women’s World Cup not until 2027 and the next Olympic Games not until 2028 – a lot can happen in the meantime.

“We have to play at our club. We have to play well and stay injury-free. There might be a few more babies maybe. I don’t know. Four [and five] years is a long time but I hope the core group is still together,” Sam told reporters ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup third-place play-off match against Sweden.

However, Sam hopes to retain some of the core members returning in 2027 and 2028.

“I hope to be here. I am only 29. I think most of us will still be here if we have the opportunity,” she said at the time.

“Of course, there will be people who come into the side and take someone’s position and people that might not want to keep playing but at the moment I haven’t heard talks of anyone retiring [apart from Lydia Williams].”

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