The Australian women’s football team confirmed on its website that it will hold two friendlies with Brazil on 23 and 26 October at the Commonwealth Bank Matildas Stadium in the Sydney metropolitan area. The CBF has yet to officially announce the Games as it awaits a sanitary document guaranteeing the delegation’s entry into Australian territory, according to the website globesport.com.
The performance of the matches fulfills Pia Sundhej Technique’s request for Brazil to face high level opponents. Australia was ranked fourth at the Tokyo Olympics and is ranked 11th in the FIFA rankings, while Brazil is ranked seventh.
The first Australian team with fans since March 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic began, games must have spectators in attendance. “These matches were made possible in Australia thanks to the approval by the New South Wales Government of the Quarantine Management Plan created by the Australian Football Federation,” the Australian national team statement said.
About 70% of the population over the age of 16 in the New South Wales region has been vaccinated against COVID-19 in two doses. The games will also be a test run for further friendship before Saudi Arabia and the United States host Australia’s women’s team in November.