The Matildas are the world’s six-ranked side and will enter after a strong showing in the 2018 Asian Cup, and you won’t miss a minute of the action when watching on your TV at home or streaming the matches Live with a mobile device.
2018 Matildas Preview
This will be the first of four key contests for the Westfield Matildas here in October and November, which include a first up match against France (Les Bleus) followed by a game against the England side, and closing out with two friendlies against Chile. The first of the friendlies, against the French women in Saint Etienne, will kick off at 5:00am on Saturday, October 6 (Sydney time). Not long after that contest the Australian women will hop a train to England, where they play the Lionesses at Craven Cottage in the early hours of Wednesday, the 10th of October. From there the Matildas’ busy schedule continues with a double header at home against Chile, currently ranked the 39th-placed side in women’s soccer.
When: October and November
Sam Kerr will be the player to watch for the Matildas, and her performance will have a huge impact on their chances at this event. Kerr is the younger sister of former West Coast Eagles star Daniel, and is coming off the best year of her career, which saw her star for the Matildas during their Asian Cup campaign as well as domestically both in the US and for Perth Glory in the W-League. She was named young Australian of the year also, a fantastic achievement. She scored a ripping goal against Brazil in the event last year and that is the team the Matildas will be facing in the opening fixture. The deciding game will be on the 29th when they take on the US, a game they won last year thanks to some Kerr magic. France have gotten better in the 12 months since, so the Aussies will need to be on their game and you won’t miss a key minute when streaming the Matildas live.
Matildas Live TV Times (Sydney time)
Saturday 10 November LIVE: Australia vs Chile at 3.30pm (Fox Sports/SBS)
Wednesday 14 November LIVE: Australia vs Chile at 7.30pm (Fox Sports/Viceland)
TV fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Per broadcasting rights, SBS will be televising the Matildas free to air in Australia. For those that missed out TV replays will be televised at designated times following the live matches.
Matildas Live Streaming and a Free Trial
If you’re looking for the most complete coverage of these upcoming matches, including the option to watch the Matildas live online, Fox Sports 507 (Foxtel) will broadcast every Matilda’s match LIVE, in HD, and ad-break free during play.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider the Foxtel Now from Telstra sport which currently is being offered at good-value. With the sport combo you can watch the matches live from home or if you’re out and about you can stream the Matildas free to a mobile device within minutes of getting started.
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Preview
Australia have qualified for the 2019 Women’s World Cup thanks to their performance in the Asian Cup, where the Green and Gold lost a heartbreaker 1-0 in the final to Japan. During their previous World Cup appearance (2015), the Matildas became the first-ever Australian side to win a Knock-out stage match when defeating Brazil by a score of 1-0. More recently, in the 2018 Tournament of Nations Australia went undefeated, finishing with two wins and a draw, but had to surrender the title to the United States who had a better goal differential. The same United States that Australia defeated for the first time in 27 tries at the previous Tournament of Nations, so clearly the Women’s Green and Gold has been up to the task of late, and their sixth place ranking in the FIFA standings has a chance to improve before the games open in June of 2019.