Match preview: Vietnam v Westfield Matildas

Just 90 minutes is all that stands between the Westfield Matildas and their spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as they take on Vietnam in the second leg of their play-off on Wednesday night.

Ante Milicic’s side have already taken a giant stride towards Japan after a superb 5-0 win in the first leg in Newcastle last Friday night.

Only a monumental turnaround from Vietnam would deny Australia a spot at the Olympics and you can be sure the likes of Sam Kerr and co. will be hungry to finish the job in style.


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What they said

Westfield Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams

"We will always want to do better than previously. Just qualifying is big for us, barring the last time for Rio, it took us three turns to try and get there.

"To qualify again will be amazing and actually going to Tokyo and performing her will be great.

“Obviously we want to get to medal chances but it’s really one game at a time."

Lydia Williams


FIRST LEG: Kerr at the double as Westfield Matildas take five-goal advantage to Vietnam
FIRST LEG: How van Egmond helped Australia break down Vietnam for first leg advantage

World rankings

Australia: 7

Vietnam: 32

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How to watch

You can watch the Westfield Matildas against Vietnam on Wednesday, with a kick-off of 10:00pm AEDT, LIVE on FOX Sports, Kayo Sports, ABC TV (NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS, and iview - delayed in other states, check local TV guides), and the My Football Live app. 

You can follow all the build-up and live updates at Matildas.com.au, or on the Matildas’ TwitterFacebook and Instagram pages.

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Next match

Vietnam v Australia (Away Leg)
Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Kick-off: 6.00pm local; 10pm AEDT
Venue: Cẩm Phả Stadium, Cẩm Phả, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam

International Friendly 
United States of America v Australia
Date: Friday, 10 April 2020 (local time)
Kick-off: To be confirmed 
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah, USA
Tickets: www.ussoccer.com

International Friendly
Canada v Australia 
Date: Tuesday, 14 April 2020 (local time) 
Kick-off: 7.30pm – 12.30pm Wednesday, 15 April 2020 
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver, Canada 
Tickets: www.canadasoccer.com 

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