Matildas to take on USA in Colorado ahead of World Cup


The Matildas will play USA as part of their preparations for next year's FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Alen Stajcic’s side will take on USA at Dick’s Sporting Good’s Park in Commerce City, Colorado in April 2019.

"The USA are one of the favourites to win next year's FIFA Women's World Cup so it is fantastic that we will be able to play them just a couple of months before the start of the tournament in France," Stajcic said.

"Come April next year many of our players will be playing their club football in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), so it also makes sense from a logistical perspective to arrange a camp and friendly in North America as we continue to prepare for the World Cup.

"We expect to play a further five or six matches prior to the start of next year's World Cup.”

The game against the Matildas is part of USA's 10-game 'Countdown to the Cup' tour in advance of the tournament in France.

The world No.1 team will visit Europe to start the new year, playing France and Spain, before playing eight matches in the US.

Their home fixtures include Australia, Japan, England, Brazil, Belgium and South Africa.

The Matildas will learn their opponents for next year's FIFA Women’s World Cup when the draw is held in Paris on Saturday evening (Sunday morning AEDT).

Source AAP