At the end of the month, the world No. 1 ranked United States will play the Matildas in a two-match mini-series in Australia for the first time in 21 years.
Football Australia said on Thursday that matches will be held on November 27 and 30, respectively, at Sydney’s Stadium Australia and Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium, giving Tony Gustavsson’s team another chance to establish their worth against the two-time defending world champions.
The two countries have a long-standing rivalry, with the most recent meeting taking place in the Tokyo Olympic Games in August, when the US won the bronze medal match 4-3.
With preparations for next year’s Asian Cup ramping up and the 2023 Globe Cup on home soil approaching, the next matches continue FA’s push to field the greatest teams in the world.
Gustavsson, who served as an assistant coach for the United States for five years, acknowledged the caliber of the four-time World Cup and four-time Olympic champions, and said meeting his former teammates will offer his current players with another big challenge.
source : guardian sport