Why the Matildas’ World Cup marketing campaign is NOT over: Australia to play Sweden in third-place play-off after defeat to England

Australia’s dream of World Cup glory on house soil might have ended in opposition to England, however the match is removed from over for the Matildas.

Sam Kerr’s nice aim was not sufficient to lure Australia to their first World Cup as targets from Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo gave the Lions a 3-1 win.

While the reigning European champions are again in Sydney on Sunday evening to tackle Spain with their World Cup away, Australia should accept a third-place play-off in opposition to Sweden on Saturday.

Traditionally described as a sport the place no group has to play, third place will nonetheless give Australia the likelihood to safe their finest ever World Cup outcome after reaching the first semi-final.

Sweden, who beat Spain 2-1 in the semi-finals, are accustomed to the third place in the play-offs, having gained the bronze medal in 1991, 2011 and 2019.

Daily Mail Australia has introduced you the whole lot you want to find out about the sport.

Australia’s battle for World Cup honors got here to an finish in Sydney on Wednesday evening

Alessia Russo scored a late aim as England beat the Matildas 3-1 to ebook their place in the World Cup closing in opposition to Spain.

Australia will play Sweden for third place in Brisbane on Saturday evening

When and the place are the opponents?

The begin of the recreation is scheduled for Saturday at 18:00 ET (9:00 BST) and motion will happen at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane in the Matildas’ thrilling penalty shoot-out in opposition to France in the quarter-finals.

How can I view it?

The match might be broadcast free-to-air on Channel Seven with a print kick-off at 5pm. Viewers can watch it on the broadcaster’s streaming service 7Plus. Subscribers can watch the recreation on Optus Sport from 5pm

Viewers in the UK can catch all the motion on ITV1 and streaming on ITVX.

Where can I watch it?

Australian cities have added on-line websites for Matilda followers to get again collectively.

NSW Premier Chris Minns opened the Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta and the Sydney Football Stadium in Moore Park to the semi-finals, and an identical video games could possibly be anticipated in the third-place play-off.

Both venues complement the FIFA Fan Festival held at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour, whereas Melbourne followers can collect at Federation Square and AAMI Park.

Live websites are moreover situated at Brisbane’s Riverside Green and South Bank, Adelaide’s Festival Plaza and Memorial Drive, and Perth’s Forrest Place.

A very detailed choice guidelines is offered right here.


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