Matildas Announce Denmark Friendly

19/9/22

Above: The Matildas’ October international schedule is now locked in. Photo: Kris Goman for Impetus.

Australia will close out the October FIFA Women’s International Window with a trip to Midtjylland to face Denmark at Viborg Stadium on Tuesday, 11 October 2022. 

Kicking off at 6.00pm local time, it will be the second meeting between the two nations in the last 15 months as they ramp up their preparations for the Women’s World Cup in earnest.  

Matildas head coach Tony Gustavsson was pleased to have secured a second opponent for October having announced a game against South Africa at an as yet-to-be-confirmed venue in London last week.

Above: Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson sees Denmark as a tough prospect. Photo: Football Australia.

“Having faced them in my early days with the team, we are all well aware of the quality of Denmark,” Gustavsson said.  “Their quality is demonstrated in Denmark’s significant number of world-class players in the top teams and leagues.” 

“In South Africa and Denmark, we have a chance to experience that difference in styles just days apart which will be our reality at the World Cup. As a team, it’s a great challenge in how we transition quickly in a tournament with only a short turnaround.” 

After missing out on the most recent editions, Denmark will return to the World Cup one of nine European nations to recently book their ticket to Australia and New Zealand. Denmark produced an impressive campaign as Lars Søndergaard’s side topped UEFA Group E with eight wins and no losses to qualify for the global showcase for the first time since 2007. 

October’s fixture will be the sixth meeting between Australia and the world number 17 and will come on the heels of the Matildas’ first-ever clash with South Africa at “home” in London. 

Above: Denmark’s Pernille Harder, seen here in action for club side Chelsea, will be one of the Danish stars that Australia will need to keep quiet next month. Photo: Ben Gilby for Impetus.

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