Australia face Norway on Sunday morning (AEST) in a blockbuster Round of 16 fixture at the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™.
The Matildas booked their place in the do-or-die clash with a 4-1 win over Jamaica on Wednesday morning (AEST), with Sam Kerr hitting four goals to give Ante Milicic’s side a runners-up finish in Group C.
It means Australia have qualified for the knockout phase for the fourth consecutive World Cup tournament.
But they’ll have to lift again against World No.12-ranked Norway, who boast tremendous pedigree on the world stage.
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The Scandinavian nation won the competition in 1995 and have reached the semi-final stage four times in their history.
Martin Sjogren’s side progressed to the knockout stage by finishing runners-up to tournament hosts France in Group A.
Norway opened their account with a 3-0 win over Nigeria, before going down 2-1 to France in their second fixture.
And in their third match against Korea Republic, Gresshoppene edged Korea Republic 2-1 to secure six points and a second-place finish in their group.
What they said
“Norway is a proud European country with a lot of history [in the sport]. It’s going to be a very difficult game,” he said.
“We’ve played Norway a couple of times before – they’re strong, they’re fit. As always, we’ll stick to our game plan and I think we’re really just excited to be through to the next round.”
Australia’s last five matches: WWLLL
Norway’s last five matches: WLWWL
How to watch
Tune in to SBS to cheer on the Matildas on free-to-air TV, with kick-off at 5am AEST on Sunday morning, June 23.
You can also watch on Optus Sport, with the broadcaster showing all 52 games of the tournament live.
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World Cup France 2019™ – Round of 16 - Next Australia match
Norway v Australia
Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019 (AEST)
Venue: Stade de Nice, Nice
Kick-off: 5.00am AEST (9.00pm local time, Saturday 22 June)
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