Matildas draw for the Olympics revealed

The girls in the green and gold have avoided "a group of death" (for now).
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The draw for the Matildas first round of matches at the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics has been revealed. 

As part of Pool B, they will face off against the USA, Germany, and Morocco.

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According to Head Coach Tony Gustavsson, the draw was a huge win for the team, especially considering they would be avoiding last year’s World Cup winners Spain, host nation France, and Tokyo gold medalists Canada in what would be a “pool of death.”

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While the USA and Germany are ranked fourth and fifth to Australia’s 12th in the global ranking, the girls in the green and gold progressed significantly further than either team in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

It was a tight game when the Matildas last faced off against France. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

In fact, Germany didn’t even progress past the group stage, meanwhile former World Cup winners USA won just a single game in their group stage matches.

Morocco is currently ranked 58 out of the 193 globally ranked teams in the FIFA Women’s Soccer world rankings.

Following a fourth-place finish at the World Cup and at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, fans are feeling hopeful that the Matildas will secure a spot on the podium.

The Matildas lost to the USA for the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

In a press conference held in Sydney after the draw reveal, Tony said the next few months for the Matildas would be spent preparing extensively for the matches. 

“Now we know what we’re facing it’s all about preparing for all those three games, three very different teams tactically, physically, physically, and experience-wise as well,” he said. 

“As we already know how many days we have and what kind of games we have, but now its also about sending the scouts out there, getting the data analysts to get all the data for us.”

In their last match against Germany, the Matildas lost 5 – 2. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

When will the Matildas be playing at the 2024 Paris Olympics?

July 25th: Germany vs Australia 

July 28th: Australia vs Morocco

July 31st: Australia vs USA

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Head Coach Tony Gustavsson is thrilled about the Matildas being in Pool B. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

What are the Olympic Women’s Football Pools for 2024?

GROUP A: France, Colombia, Canada, New Zealand.

GROUP B: USA, TBC, Germany, Australia.

GROUP C: Spain, Japan, Vietnam, Brazil.

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