Everything You Need To Know About The Matildas’ Olympic Qualifiers In Melbourne

Will our favourite team will be heading to the Paris Olympics?

The Matildas Olympic qualifiers are here. 

Months after the team won Australia’s hearts with their bid for the Fifa Women’s World Cup, the girls have reassembled for the 2024 Olympic qualifiers, with the next game taking place in Melbourne tonight. 

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Stage two of the qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games saw the five highest-ranked teams in Asia—that’s Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, and North Korea—compete with a further seven nations from around the globe. 

The competition was drawn into three different pools, with the Matildas placed in Group A, alongside Iran, the Philippines, and Chinese Taipei. 

After winning all three games in Perth, the Matildas got through to the third and final stage of the Olympic games qualifiers, which will occur in this month. 

The two winners of that stage will then go on to qualify at the Paris Olympics that same year. If the past few months are anything to go by, the Matildas will have Australia on the edge of their seats as we watch them bid for a place in the 2024 Olympics.

Below, everything you need to know about catching the action.

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When Will The Matilda’s Play Again?

After winning all three games in Perth, the Matildas are through to the final stage of the Olympic games qualifiers, which will happen this month. 

This sees Australia take on Uzbekistan, while Japan and North Korea will compete against each other. 

The countries will verse each other twice—once at home and once away. 

Australia have already won their first game against Uzbekistan, which means that the next match is all the more important. 

If the team wins both games then they will automatically make the cut but if they only win one then it will come down to an aggregate score. In this case, away game goals are weighted more than home game goals. 

This game will take place tonight—8pm, Wednesday 28th February. 

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Where Will The Matildas Play Their Home Games? 

The Matildas played their second round of qualifiers in Perth, where they enjoyed sold out stadiums.

The next game against Uzbekistan will be played at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium in Melbourne’s Docklands. 

Tickets for the game have all sold out. 

How Can I Watch The Matildas Game In Australia?

The game will be aired on Channel 10 and 10 Bold across Australia at 8pm AEDT. 

You can also stream the game on 10Play and Paramount+

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