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The Matildas are back on home soil for the first time in 596 days for the first of two games against arch rivals Brazil. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEDT).
CommBank Stadium will welcome not only the Matildas but fans back for their first taste of international football on Australian shores in months.
The homecoming also signals the first time these sides have met since the ‘Miracle of Montpellier’ at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
One of the great modern international rivalries, matches between Australia and Brazil demand attention, and are often filled with plenty of goals.
Both sides featured at Tokyo 2020. Pia Sundhage’s team were knocked out in the quarter-finals to eventual gold medallists Canada while the Matildas finished fourth – their best ever result at an Olympics.
While the Brazilians have enjoyed good results this year including two wins over Argentina in the last FIFA window, Australia’s fortunes haven’t been as good.
Tony Gustavsson will be hoping his first match in front of a home crowd is a memorable one as he aims for his first win in a non-competitive match since he became coach.
The Matildas will welcome back plenty of experienced heads including Emily van Egmond, Kyah Simon, Ellie Carpenter, and Caitlin Foord.
Karly Roestbakken will also return to the fold after a long-term run with injuries.
Three players are in line to make their debuts including 18-year-old Western Sydney Wanderer Bryleeh Henry.
On the other end of the spectrum, Alanna Kennedy is in line to make her 100th appearance for the national team, currently sitting on 99 caps. Kennedy will become the fourth woman this year to reach the 100-game milestone.
Brazil will be no pushovers with the likes of Marta and Debinha ready to wreak havoc as they always do.
With Australia currently on a five-game winning streak against the Brazilians and a three-game losing streak this year, there is all to play for despite the friendly billing.
Kick-off: 7:50pm (AEDT)
Venue: CommBank Stadium, Parramatta
Broadcast: Channel Ten
Betting: Matildas $2, Brazil $3.20, draw $3.50 (odds via >PlayUp)