Matildas Announce Spain Challenge

10/5/22

Above: The Matildas will be gathering together once more next month and will face a major test in Spain. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Football Australia.

Australia will head to Huelva to take on Spain on Saturday 25th June 2022 in the first of two international friendly matches for the June FIFA Window. 

The Matildas will meet the Women’s Euros bound nation at Estadio Nuevo Colombino with kick-off at 9.30pm (local time). 

With the hosts qualifying for the World Cup last month, it will be the first meeting between the two nations in women’s football just 15 months out from the tournament. 

At the announcement of the friendly, Football Australia CEO, James Johnson, said: “To have an opponent of the calibre of Spain lined up for June is an enticing prospect for all fans of the Matildas.  When it comes to the women’s game right now, Spain is one of the leading nations in world, whether it’s club or national team football.

Above: Alexia Putellas – just one of Spain’s superstars who will face Australia next month. Photo: One Football.

“We have been fully committed over the past 13 months to ensuring the Matildas have the strongest preparation possible for the World Cup, and Spain adds to the roster of top ten nations since national team activity re-commenced in 2021.  

“We are appreciative of the co-operation of the Royal Spanish Football Federation in organising this important preparation match with the world’s biggest women’s sporting event fast approaching.”

Spain will be the seventh top 10 nation Australia would have faced during head coach Tony Gustavsson’s tenure and the tenth nation ranked in the world’s top 20.  Football Australia will announce the second international friendly for the window shortly.

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