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It’s already been a huge year in women’s football, particularly for Australia’s beloved Matildas. What a ride it was in the FIFA Women’s World Cup on home soil.

And after seven captivating World Cup games, from the groups through to the third-place playoff, it’s onto the next set of matches. So now we’re patiently playing the waiting game.

But Australia’s favourite national team does in fact have more matches locked in down the line. Here’s what we know is coming up.

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The mighty Matildas captured Australia’s hearts in 2023.

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Olympic Qualifying | Uzbekistan v Matildas, Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Saturday February 24, 8:00 pm

Olympic Qualifying | Uzbekistan v Matildas, Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday February 28, 8:00 pm

After finishing top of group A in the second round of AFC Olympic qualifying, the Matildas have a two-legged playoff date booked with Uzbekistan in February 2024 for a place in Paris.

The Matildas will play Uzbekistan in a two-legged playoff for a spot at the 2024 Olympics

That’s right. The Matildas will be back in action this December, starting their charge towards gold at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

And what better test than against the reigning gold medalists Canada?

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Hayley Raso (left) & Emily van Egmond celebrate with Matildas teammates

How to watch Olympic Games qualifiers

While all the FIFA Women’s World Cup games were broadcast on Optus Sport and Network 7, it’s 10-Paramount doing the A-Leagues and non-World Cup national team action. We’re still hunting official confirmation of the broadcaster for these matches.

Matildas results for 2023

In order of recency

Friendlies

Canada v Matildas, Starlight Stadium (Langford, British Columbia), Saturday December 2

Australia lost 5-0

Canada v Matildas, BC Place (Vancouver, British Columbia), Wednesday December 6

Australia lost 1-0

Paris 2024 Olympics Asian Qualifiers

Game 1 | Australia v IR Iran, Perth Rectangular Stadium (HBF Park), Thursday October 26

Australia won 2-0

Game 2 | Australia v Philippines, Optus Stadium, Sunday October 29

Australia won 8-0

Game 3 | Australia v Chinese Taipei, Perth Rectangular Stadium (HBF Park), Wednesday November 1

Australia won 3-0

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The Matildas win 1-0 against the Republic of Ireland to kickstart their World Cup campaign.

Women’s World Cup

Third-place Playoff | Australia v Sweden, Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane), Saturday August 19

Sweden won 2-0

It wasn’t the fairytale ending for the Aussies in Brisbane. Sweden showed their class, winning a yet another Women’s World Cup bronze.

Semi-final | Australia v England, Stadium Australia (Sydney), Wednesday August 16

England won 3-1

Devastating. The Tillies fell agonisingly short of a maiden World Cup Final. But the side also went further than they’d ever gone before. England were pure class in front of goal, creating three really good chances and converting on every single one of them.

Sam Kerr’s goal will be one for the ages.

Quarter-final | Australia v France, Suncorp Stadium, Saturday August 12

Australia won 0-0 (7-6 on penalties)

Australia held their collective breath, as the Matildas and France ground out a truly intense scoreless draw. The Aussies progressed after a wild penalty shootout, where both nations – multiple times – found themselves within one kick of glory.

The decisive play with Cortnee Vine slotting a right-footer that will get played time and again.

Round of 16 | Australia v Denmark, Stadium Australia, Monday August 7

Australia won 2-0

The Matildas took on second place in Group D — the group featuring England, Denmark, Haiti and China. Australia’s been making a habit of colliding with Denmark in major national footballing tournaments.

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Hayley Rasso added to her Women’s World Cup goal haul against Denmark

Group game 1 | Australia v Republic of Ireland, Accor Stadium Sydney, 20 July

Australia win 1-0

Group game 2 | Australia v Nigeria, Suncorp Stadium Brisbane, 27 July

Nigeria won 3-2

Group game 3 | Australia v Canada, AAMI Park Melbourne, 31 July

Australia win 4-0

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Hayley Rasso was the hero against Canada

Women’s World Cup Warm-up

Australia v France, Marvel Stadium, 14 July

Australia won 1-0

Ahead of the World Cup, the Matildas faced off against France in a send-off match in
Melbourne; a last-minute friendly before the big tournament kicks off.

Mary Fowler found the back of the net to provide Australia the perfect Women’s World Cup launch.

England Friendly

England v Australia, Brentford Community Stadium (West London), 12 April

Australia won 2-0

Sam Kerr and Charlotte Grant were the goal scorers. Here are the highlights.

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Matildas Alanna Kennedy and Mackenzie Arnold celebrating.

Cup of Nations

Australia v Czechia, Central Coast Stadium, 16 February

Australia won 4-0

Australia v Spain, CommBank Stadium, 19 February

Australia won 3-2

Australia v Jamaica, Newcastle International Sports Stadium, 22 February

Australia won 3-0

It truly has been a hectic year for the Tillies. Before their run to the final for in the World Cup, this side secured a win over England and also a Cup of Nations crown that included beating now-world champions Spain.

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The Matildas win the Cup of Nations over Spain, Czechia and Jamaica

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