Matildas to host Vietnam in World Cup farewell match

Matildas to host Vietnam in World Cup farewell match

Photo: Emily Mogic Photography

The Matildas will host Vietnam on 21 May 2015 at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah NSW in an official farewell match.

The game will be the first chance for the team has played on home soil in over year and the last chance hit out before they depart for the Women’s World Cup just days later.

Following 5 weeks of camp in Australia, head coach Alen Stajcic believes Vietnam will provide an ideal opponent in a final tune up.

“We had a tough game against them (Vietnam) when we beat them 2-0 at the Women’s Asian Cup last year so they will be good opposition,” said Stajcic.

“They’re a hard working team and only just missed out on qualifying for the World Cup so they will be very competitive and it will be a good hit out for us before we go over to Canada.”

Vietnam’s tour of Australia will also see a closed door match on Tuesday, 19 May with the match two days later the only chance the public will get to see Australia in action before their June 8 opening match against the United States.

“This game is really important so the players feel the support from the Australian public and it’s a chance for them to show what we’re capable of on home soil,” said Stajcic.

“It gives the players a chance to play in front of their friends and families and really show off how hard they’ve been working in preparing for the World Cup.

“We haven’t played a lot of games at home lately so it’s a great opportunity for everyone to come out, show their support and really give the players a boost before they go.”

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 7 May.

Match Details

Australia v Vietnam
Jubilee Oval, Kogarah NSW
Thursday 21 May 2015
Kick-Off: 6:30pm AEST