Australian sports fans will be able to watch the Westfield Matildas take on some of the world’s best teams at the Algarve Cup in Portugal LIVE following confirmation that FOX SPORTS will broadcast all of the team’s matches at the tournament.
The commitment by FOX SPORTS will see the Westfield Matildas’ three group stage matches against Sweden, the Netherlands and China P.R. plus the team’s final placement match all broadcast into Australia, beginning with the opening match against Rio Games silver medallists Sweden at 5.30am (AEDT) on 2 March 2017 (LIVE on FOX SPORTS 503).
This will be followed by the encounter against the Netherlands on 4 March (kick-off 2.00am AEDT) (LIVE on FOX SPORTS 506) and then China P.R. on 7 March (kick-off 2.00am AEDT) (LIVE on FOX SPORTS 505).
The Westfield Matildas squad has touched down in Portugal ahead of what will be the team’s first matches since last year’s Rio Games.
The Westfield Matildas will compete at the Algarve Cup, the oldest invitational tournament in women’s football, for the first time in 17 years.
Algarve Cup 2017 – Westfield Matildas matches – all LIVE on FOX SPORTS
Westfield Matildas v Sweden
1 March 2017
Kick-Off: 6.30pm local time (5.30am AEDT, 2 March)
LIVE on FOX SPORTS 503
Westfield Matildas v Netherlands
3 March 2017
Vila Real Sto Antonio, Portugal
Kick-Off: 3.00pm local time (2.00am AEDT, 4 March)
LIVE on FOX SPORTS 506
China P.R. v Westfield Matildas
6 March 2017
Kick-Off: 3.00pm local time (2.00am AEDT, 7 March)
LIVE on FOX SPORTS 505
Canada, Denmark, Portugal, Russia
Iceland, Japan, Norway, Spain
The two teams with the best classification of the three groups will play in the Final on 8 March 2017. The third highest ranked team and the best runner-up will play in the third place match.