Reigning AFC Women’s Asian Cup champions Australia will begin preparations for the defence of their continental crown next year in an action-packed month that sees four matches in the month of June before the Matildas take on France in early July.

An FFA (Football Federation of Australia) media release announced that the Asian champions will play their first fixture under new head coach Hesterine de Reus, who replaced 2010 AFC Asian Cup winning coach Tom Sermanni at the turn of the year, against New Zealand in a ‘behind closed doors match’ on June 13th 2013.Fans can get their first look at the Matildas in action six days later when they play New Zealand again before De Reus, who had a spell as Jordan women’s coach in 2010 prior to leading the ladies team of PSV Eindhoven, takes the squad to her native Netherlands for a friendly against the Dutch national team on June 29th.The Australians stay in Holland for a friendly with club side Ado den Haag on July 2nd before heading to France for their meeting with the 2011 World Cup and 2012 Olympic semi-finalists on July 6th.


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    Asa 9 years ago

    @Gromit Thank you for the update

  2. Women's Soccer United 9 years ago

    Exciting matches ahead! I they manage to broadcast some of these 🙂 Good luck to new head coach Hesterine de Reus in her first fixtures in charge of the Matildas. 

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