Matildas’ quarter finals opponent revealed

With their corresponding round of 16 match complete, the Matildas will face France in the quarter finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, in a repeat of Australia’s “send off” match last month.

The Matildas last met France on Bastille Day, a week out from the start of the tournament.

In front of 50,629 at Marvel Stadium, the Matildas trumped Les Bleus with a 1-0 victory, with the game’s only goal scored by attacking midfielder Mary Fowler in the 66th minute.

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The French qualified for the quarter finals with a dominant 4-0 victory over Morocco on Tuesday. Earlier in the tournament, France secured a draw with Jamaica and wins against Brazil and Panama in the group stage to top Group F with seven points.

Australia advanced to the quarter finals after goals to Caitlin Foord and Hayley Raso shot the Matildas to a 2-0 victory over Denmark on Monday.

If the Matildas can overcome world No.5 France, they will play the winner of England and Colombia’s upcoming quarter final for a place in the World Cup final on Sunday, August 20.

This would see the home side face off against Spain, Netherlands, Japan or world No. 3 Sweden for the trophy.

Australia will meet France in the quarter final on Saturday, August 12, at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.

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