The Matildas have faced a heartbreaking defeat in the World Cup semi-final at the hands of England. A sensational Sam Kerr goal was not enough to defeat the European champions but the Tillies’ World Cup journey is not over yet. Australia’s national team will take on Sweden this Saturday in the Women’s World Cup third-place match for a bronze medal. Sweden is currently ranked third in the world while the Matildas are 10th so there’s more history to be made. Find all the details about the upcoming match.
Where will the Matildas’ next match be and when?
The third-place match will be held at Brisbane Stadium on Saturday, August 19. The match begins at 6pm AEST so clear your schedules.
Where can I watch the game?
You can watch and stream the Women’s World Cup games on Channel 7 and Optus Sport.
Are there any live sites in Brisbane?
Yes. And nothing beats watching the games with a live crowd so get amongst it. Some live sites in Brisbane include:
- Brisbane Stadium
- Fifa Fan Festival — South Bank Parklands. You can watch every single match for free at this festival and enjoy daily DJ sets and performances from artists such as Running Touch, Kita Alexander, Sahara Beck and FELIVAND.
- Howard Smith Wharves River Garden will show all matches on the big screen, with bean bags to watch it from.
- Several bars and restaurants around Brisbane including Caxton Hotel, Lord Alfred Hotel, Stock Exchange Hotel and BrewDog Fortitude Valley.
Who is the Matildas’ full squad?
Goalkeepers — Mackenzie Arnold, Teagan Micah, Lydia Williams
Defenders — Ellie Carpenter, Steph Catley, Charlotte Grant, Clare Hunt, Alanna Kennedy, Courtney Nevin, Clare Polkinghorne, Aivi Luik
Midfielders — Alex Chidiac, Kyra Cooney-Cross, Katrina Gorry, Emily van Egmond, Clare Wheeler, Tameka Yallop
Forwards — Caitlin Foord, Mary Fowler, Sam Kerr, Hayley Raso, Kyah Simon, Cortnee Vine
When is the World Cup final?
The World Cup final will be held on Sunday, August 20 at Stadium Australia (Accor Stadium) in Sydney.
Keep up to date on the FIFA Women’s World Cup website.