CommBank Matildas secure Mexico meeting in April


The CommBank Matildas 2024 international match schedule continues to build with confirmation today that Australia will take on Mexico in San Antonio, USA.

In the first meeting between the two nations since 2011, this fixture will be played during the April FIFA Women’s International Window at Toyota Field on Tuesday, 9 April 2024 (local) / Wednesday, 10 April 2024 (AEST).

CommBank Matildas Head Coach, Tony Gustavsson, expressed his keenness to face an opponent that will keep testing the squad and providing opportunities for individual and team progression.

“When I started with the CommBank Matildas we identified the need to continue challenging ourselves against different types of styles, and opponents and experiencing high-quality matches that allows us to strive to get one day better,” Gustavsson said.

“Every match we schedule is deliberate and are key to our bigger picture of preparing the team for global tournaments and to take on the best teams in the world. 

“With quality players across the park, where many play their club football with top teams, Mexico is certainly an opponent that will offer strong competition, and the knowledge we will gain from the questions they ask will boost our team.”    

Mexico will be the 27th different nation faced by the CommBank Matildas from all six FIFA confederations during Gustavsson’s tenure. The current world number 35 completed an undefeated 2023 international calendar which included qualifying for the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup and capturing the Gold Medal at the 2023 Pan American Games.

Kyah Simon of Australia and Monica Vergara Rubio of Mexico compete for the ball during the Peace Queen Cup match between Australia and Mexico at Suwon World Cup Stadium on October 17, 2010, in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

The match against El Tri Femenil forms part of the second annual “MexTour W” which serves as a platform for talented athletes to inspire and pave the way for future generations of women in the sport. The “MexTour W” will see Mexico also take on Colombia in the same FIFA Women’s International Window.

Australia and Mexico have played on nine previous occasions, with their first meeting back in 2003 where the CommBank Matildas have recorded 8 wins and 1 defeat. The last clash in June 2011 saw Australia come away with a 3-2 victory in a pre-FIFA Women’s World Cup (2011) friendly.

Tickets to Mexico v Australia will be released at 11.00am (local) on Tuesday, 13 February via ticketmaster.com.  

Fans in Australia will be able to watch the match thanks to Football Australia’s broadcast partner, Paramount ANZ.

MATCH DETAILS
Mexico v Australia
Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2024 (local) / Wed, 10 April 2024 (AUS)
Kick-off: 7.00pm (local) / 10.00am (AEST)
Venue: Toyota Field, San Antonio, TX
Broadcast: Paramount ANZ 
 



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