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Australia Westfield Matildas to play Thailand in an international friendly in Perth.

Australia women’s national football team will play their first ever match in Perth next month when they take on Thailand as part of their preparations for the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan.

Perth’s nib Stadium will play host to the Australia Westfield Matildas’ farewell friendly against Thailand on Monday 26 March 2018. The match will be shown live on FOX SPORTS and SBS VICELAND.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) Chief Executive Officer, David Gallop, said on matildas.footballaustralia.com.au:

“Over the past 12 months the Westfield Matildas have gone from strength to strength both on and off the pitch,”

“Following the team’s triumphant display at the inaugural Tournament of Nations in the United States, our girls have played and performed exceptionally in front of strong crowds in New South Wales and Victoria.”

“Now it’s Western Australia’s turn to see the Westfield Matildas in their backyard. We trust that the football and sporting communities of ‘WA’ will turn out in record numbers to send the squad off to the Asian Cup in style.”

“We thank the Government of Western Australia for its support in making this match happen,” concluded Gallop.

Both Thailand and Australia are participants of the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup in which the top five teams will qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, hosted in France.

At the end of February, Australia WNT will participate in the 2018 Algarve Cup in Portugal. Australia are in Group A and will play Norway, China PR, and hosts Portugal at the invitational tournament.

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