Westfield Matildas v Portugal: fixture history

Host nation Portugal are pitted in the same group as the Westfield Matildas for the 2018 edition of the Algarve Cup.

Portugal is the lowest-ranked nation at the event but the hosts will be boosted by a boisterous local crowd for the Group A encounter.

Here’s a quick look at our history against the European outfit.

Westfield Matildas v Portugal

This clash pits the highest-ranked team at the tournament (Australia) up against the lowest.

And while Australia will start warm favourites for the clash, Portugal will see it as an opportunity to take a big scalp as they look to emerge as a powerhouse in Europe.



Portugal can at least draw on the fact they have never lost to Australia, although the two nations have only faced off once before.

That game ended goalless way back at the 1999 Algarve Cup.

Francisco Neto’s side would take a similar result almost two decades on.

Previous result v Portugal

  • 16‐03‐99: at Algarve Cup - Drew 0–0