It’s been a historic day for the Australian Olympic movement at the home of the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Seventeen years to the day since Brazil beat Australia 2-1 at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the Matildas have returned the favour in Newcastle with a 3-2 win.
Emily Van Egmond says the Matildas are relishing the opportunity to showcase their ‘exciting’ brand of football in front of some bumper crowds on home soil.
Coach Alen Stajcic has declared Matildas Sam Kerr, Lisa De Vanna and Caitlin Foord the most forbidding attacking trio in women's world soccer.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced that the Matildas will face Brazil this September in a two-match International Series at Pepper Stadium, Penrith (Saturday 16 September) and McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle (Tuesday 19 September).
The Australian Women's Football team will head to the USA in July to compete in a prestigious four nation tournament with three of world’s leading countries.