Your Westfield Matildas 2020 guide - key dates and more

It’s been a big few years for the Westfield Matildas and 2020 could be the biggest yet with Olympic Games qualifiers and the announcement on who will host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

With so much to look forward to on the pitch for Ante Milicic’s side, we thought we’d put every match and key date in one spot to prepare for the year ahead.

Grab your pen and calendar, because these are the dates you are not going to want to miss. 

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2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament – third round

Monday, 3 February 2020, 7pm AEDT
Westfield Matildas v Chinese Taipei
Dongxihu Sports Centre, Wuhan

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 7pm AEDT
Thailand v Westfield Matildas
Dongxihu Sports Centre, Wuhan

Sunday, 9 February 2020, 10.30pm AEDT
Westfield Matildas v China
Dongxihu Sports Centre, Wuhan

Early February throws up a big week for the Westfield Matildas, who will play three matches in the space of six days in China.

Australia will need to finish in the top two of the group to advance to the final qualifying round for this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games.

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2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament – play-off round

Friday, 6 March 2020, TBC (first leg)
Westfield Matildas v TBC
Either home or away

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, TBC (second leg)
Westfield Matildas v TBC
Either home or away

Depending on which position the Westfield Matildas finish in their group in February, they will come up against the group winner or runner-up from the other group – which features Korea Republic, Vietnam, Myanmar and DPR Korea - for a spot at Tokyo.

Milicic’s side will take on one of those nations in a home-and-away, two-legged play-off to earn the right to be one of three AFC representatives at the Olympics.

(NOTE: Japan have already qualified as tournament hosts)

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2020 Tokyo Olympics Women's Football Tournament

Group Stage: July 22 (Wed), 25 (Sat), 28 (Tues)
Quarter Finals: July 31 (Fri)
Semi Finals: August 3 (Mon)
Bronze Medal Match: August 6 (Thurs)
Gold Medal Match: August 7 (Fri)

Should the Westfield Matildas reach the Olympic Games, they will be involved in one of three groups of four nations for the women's football tournament.

The top two teams in each group and two best third placed teams will qualify for the Quarter Finals, where the tournament becomes do-or-die from that point. 

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