Westfield Matildas: 5 reasons to see them play in Oz

The Westfield Matildas are back in Australia in September for back-to-back games against South American giants Brazil.

Australia take on the world’s eighth-ranked side in Penrith on September 16 followed by another clash in Newcastle three days later (September 19).

Here’s five reasons you have to be there to watch them in action.


Our Sammy is arguably the best female player on the planet right now!

Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr is enjoying a sublime run of form this year for both club and country.

Kerr is banging in the goals for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL while she scored four during the Westfield Matildas’ Tournament of Nations triumph.

With speed to burn and an ability to produce the spectacular, there’s only one result – entertainment!


The 27-year-old has missed a large chunk of the last 12 months due to injury but has circled these two matches to make her comeback.

Kyah Simon fires a pass when the Westfield Matildas last played China in qualifying for the Rio Games.

A proud Western Sydney girl, Simon will relish the chance to play in front of all her family friends and in a team that’s firing going forward, she’s sure to fit right in.


Australia and Brazil have been involved in some epic clashes over the years, ensuring plenty of feeling whenever they meet.

While Brazil took bragging rights at last year’s Olympics in that dramatic penalty shootout, Alen Stajcic’s troops got the better of them at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 thanks to Kyah Simon’s goal.

Kyah Simon fired home a late goal which proved to be the winner when the Matildas beat Brazil at the World Cup in Canada.

And the Westfield Matildas’ emphatic 6-1 drubbing in their most recent clash at the Tournament of Nations means Brazil will be chasing revenge in September.


After the opening game in Penrith on a Saturday afternoon, what better way to break up the working week than with some midweek football in Newcastle.

It should be a terrific Tuesday night as these two attacking sides go all-out to get the better of each other.

Katrina Gorry in action during Australia's 1-0 win over Brazil at the 2015 World Cup.


When it comes to superstars of the women’s game, there’s none bigger than Brazil’s classy no.10 Marta.

Her touch, eye for a pass and goal-scoring ability has a knack of wowing the crowd and she’s also been named FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year five times.

105 international goals in just 101 caps is a pretty handy record as well. 

Sam Kerr shuts down Brazil's superstar Marta and was relentless with her run all game.