Match preview: Westfield Matildas v Korea Republic

The two winners from Matchday One meet at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday in a clash that could decide the Cup of Nations title.

The Westfield Matildas managed to see off old foes New Zealand 2-0 while Korea Republic put on a show in the pre-cursor at Leichhardt Oval, dispatching Argentina 5-0.

REACTION: Korea Republic eyeing Westfield Matildas clash
Gielnik, Raso on target as Westfield Matildas cruise past New Zealand
CUP OF NATIONS: Five-star Korea Republic thump Argentina
REACTION: Milicic keen to dominate possession

This match-up looms as a tight affair with the last meeting between the two sides finishing 0-0 at the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

Renowned for their iron-clad defence, the Taegeuk Ladies showed an attacking brand of football not many had seen as they tore Argentina apart.

Their quick, short passing was a notable feature of their build-up play and Ante Milicic’s side will have to be alert if they are to emerge victorious in Brisbane.

Australia meanwhile did what they had to do against the Football Ferns and will be looking to continue to gel under Milicic after a successful first outing.



Both sides are coming off wins with Korea Republic certainly putting on the style as they tore Argentina apart.

The Westfield Matildas looked comfortable in their win over New Zealand but will have to step it up a gear against their East Asian opponents.

World rankings

Australia: 6

Korea Republic: 14


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How to watch

Date: Sunday, 3 March 2019
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland
Match Two: Westfield Matildas v Korea Republic – 6.00pm kick-off (AEST); 7.00pm (AEDT)
Broadcast: LIVE on FOX SPORTS, delayed on SBS (please check local guides)
You can also stream the matches on the MyFootball Live App, live, fast and data-free for Telstra mobile customers.