The Westfield Matildas will play two international friendly matches against the Brazilian Women’s National team in Brisbane in April.
The Westfield Matildas will play two international friendly matches against the Brazilian Women-s National Football Team at Queensland Sports & Athletics Centre in Brisbane on Sunday 6 & Wednesday 9 April 2014 respectively.
Westfield Matildas Head Coach Hesterine de Reus will be using these matches to prepare her team for the AFC Women-s Asian Cup which will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 14-25 May.
“Brazil is a very strong team as indicated by their 4th place in the World Rankings,” said de Reus.
“They have a great talent develop system that produces high quality and outstanding players..
“We have a promising young team, and I am expecting a strong effort against this tough opposition.
“For us it is extremely important to gain experience from matches like this,” concluded de Reus.
The Westfield Matildas are currently 9th in the FIFA Women-s World Rankings (as at 13 December 2013) whilst Brazil is in 4th place.
These two teams have met each other on 9 previous occasions with Brazil holding the advantage of 6 wins to the Westfield Matildas 3. In their last encounter at the 2011 FIFA Women-s World Cup Brazil defeated the Westfield Matildas 2-1 in the group stage of the tournament.
Tickets for the Sunday match will be available for general public purchasing from Tuesday 18 March. For full ticketing details please visit www.footballaustralia.com.au/tickets. Access to the Wednesday match is by invitation only with no public ticket sales.
The match played on Sunday 6 April will be broadcast live and exclusive on ABC TV.
Westfield Matildas - International Friendly Match Schedule - April 2014 Westfield Matildas v Brazil Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre (QSAC), Kessels Road, Nathan, Brisbane Sunday, 6 April 2014 Kick-Off 3:00pm AEST Gates Open 2:00pm AEST
Ticket Prices Adult - $20 Child/Concession - $10 Family - $40
Ticket Prices are inclusive of GST & Booking Fee. Transaction and credit card fees may apply. Concession (Pensioner, Student, Child) Pensioner - Aged,TPI (valid ID cards) including seniors cards Student - Full time tertiary and secondary school students (valid ID required) Child - 4-16 years inclusive (children 3 years and under are free unless they are occupying a seat) National Companion Card Accepted
Family Definition: 2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children
On Sale Date - Tuesday 18 March 9am
Westfield Matildas v Brazil Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre (QSAC), Kessels Road, Nathan, Brisbane Wednesday 9 April 2014 Kick-Off 4:30pm AEST Gates Open 3:30pm AEST
Please note that access to this match is by invitation only. No public ticket sales.
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