CommBank Matildas destined for Denmark to conclude October schedule

Australia will close out the October FIFA Women’s International Window with a trip to Midtjylland to face Denmark at Viborg Stadium on Tuesday, 11 October 2022.

Kicking off at 6.00 pm local time, it will be the second meeting between the two nations in the last 15 months as they ramp up their preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™ in earnest.

CommBank Matildas head coach Tony Gustavsson was pleased to have secured a second complementary opponent for October.

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“Having faced them in my early days with the team, we are all well aware of the quality of Denmark,” Gustavsson said. “Their quality is demonstrated in Denmark’s significant number of world-class players in the top teams and leagues.”

“In South Africa and Denmark, we have a chance to experience that difference in styles just days apart which will be our reality at the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. As a team, it’s a great challenge in how we transition quickly in a tournament with only a short turnaround.”

Team huddle before the Australia v Denmark friendly
The CommBank Matildas before their game against Denmark in 2021. (Photo: Ann Odong/Football Australia)

After missing out on the most recent editions, Denmark will return to the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in 2023 as one of nine European nations to recently book their ticket to Australia and New Zealand. Denmark produced an impressive campaign as Lars Søndergaard’s side topped UEFA Group E with eight wins and no losses to qualify for the global showcase for the first time since 2007.

October’s fixture will be the sixth meeting between Australia and the world number 17 and will come on the heels of the CommBank Matildas’ first-ever clash with South Africa at “home” in London.

Following the completion of the window, Australia will learn their group opponents for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™ at the Official Draw to be held at the Aotea Centre on Saturday, 22 October 2022.

Both matches in October will be broadcast live on Network 10 and simulcast on 10 Play and Paramount+.


CommBank Matildas v South Africa
Date: Saturday, 8 October 2022
Location: London
Kick-Off: 12:30pm (local) / 10.30pm (AEDT)
Broadcast: Network 10, 10 Play and Paramount+

Denmark v CommBank Matildas
Date: Tues, 11 October 2022 (local) / Wed, 12 October (AEDT)
Location: Viborg Stadium, Viborg, Denmark
Kick-Off: 6.00pm (local) / 3.00am (AEDT)
Broadcast: Paramount+ 

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