The Matildas had a mixed 2019, taking out the Cup of Nations with three impressive victories before suffering a disappointing early exit in the Women’s World Cup earlier this year.
Since then the team has kicked off 2020 positively with two big wins and a draw from three Olympic qualifiers in February, and with plenty more to come over the coming months you won’t miss a minute when watching key games on TV or streaming the action live to a mobile device.
2020 Matildas Olympic Qualifiers Preview
The Matildas have played just two games since their World Cup exit last June, beating Chile in consecutive friendlies in November of last year. They’ll be eager to continue that winning form with a little bit more on the line this February, with three high stakes Olympic qualifiers scheduled within a week. They’ll head to China to face Chinese Taipei, Thailand and China, with the first match scheduled to take place on the 3rd of February, and you won’t miss a key minute when streaming the Matildas live.
As the seventh ranked team in the world, the Matildas will be heading into each of the three matchups as the comfortable favourites. The World Cup was a disappointment but as they showed at the Cup of Nations they are more than capable of producing high quality football. Captain Sam Kerr showed just how talented she is with five goals in four games at the World Cup, and she’ll be eager to lead the side to three victories as they search for Olympic qualification.
** The FFA announces Matildas games Postponed **
The FFA has announced that the upcoming Matildas games in April against the USA and Canada have been postponed. The reason for this is the COVID-19 coronavirus, and concerns that arenas and travel may expose players and fans to this community health concern. If any significant new details are made available, this notice will include them and the TV fixtures will be updated.
Matildas Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
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TV fixtures shown as Sydney time. Adjust for regional differences
2020 Matildas Matches Live and Free
While you can often find the Matildas on free to air TV in Australia, Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) have the rights to all the international friendlies LIVE, in HD, and ad-break free during play. This includes the three Olympic qualifiers which will be played in February, and other upcoming matches such as the Matildas vs Canada on the 15th of April (Sydney time).
Watch the Matildas Online
So if you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to Fox Sports you may wish to review the Foxtel now free trial, which is good for 10 days and offers fans an opportunity to watch the Matilda’s international matches online without set-up or equipment fees.
The Matildas and a wide-variety of other domestic and international soccer competition, including the FA Cup, A League, La Liga, the EFL Cup and more, is available as part of the Foxtel Now Sport pack. The Sports Pack gives you instant access to over 50 Sports shown Live and on demand, and the platform can be accessed using your favourite browser, or via the Foxtel Now app and a variety of internet connected devices.
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Kayo Sports also have a 14 day trial offering. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these exact same international matches as Foxtel, and can stream the Matildas free and Live using eligible mobile devices. Compatible devices include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with new apps and platforms arriving soon.
Kayo will also provide on demand replays of the games they televise, should you need to catch-up on that week’s action. Additionally, the Kayo split-view feature allows you to catch up to four Live events at the same time, ensuring you never need to miss a key moment of the wide-range of action found in their sport on TV guide.
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Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every round from the NRL and AFL, action from the Super Rugby, UFC and V8 Supercars – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
Women’s Olympics Football Coverage on Channel Seven
The Seven Network have secured the 2020 Olympics free to air broadcast rights, and will focus their coverage on the Australian team as well as other marquee match-ups. Seven’s commitment to an expanding presence in sports builds on the network’s unprecedented agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to televise live coverage of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020. This agreement also includes an option to secure exclusive coverage of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in 2022 and the XXXIII Olympic Games in 2024.