Matilda's Chine matches moved to Australia / Sydney

midfielder

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Games that need to be played/

2 games on each day
Monday 3-Feb Australia v Chinese Taipei/ China v Thailand
Thursday 6 Feb Thailand v Australia/Chinese Taipei v China
Sunday 9 Feb Australia v China/Thailand v Chinese Taipei

Stadiums to be sorted out ASAP... if we have four change rooms i.e. needed for a womens teams... we can apply ..

Would be great for the Coast...
 

sydmariner

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Games that need to be played/

2 games on each day
Monday 3-Feb Australia v Chinese Taipei/ China v Thailand
Thursday 6 Feb Thailand v Australia/Chinese Taipei v China
Sunday 9 Feb Australia v China/Thailand v Chinese Taipei

Stadiums to be sorted out ASAP... if we have four change rooms i.e. needed for a womens teams... we can apply ..

Would be great for the Coast...
We're away to scum on 9th feb
 

sydmariner

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2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament to be hosted in Sydney, Australia

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that the 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament Group B will be held in Sydney, Australia, next month.

The decision was made by the Asian Football Confederation following the recent outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, original host city for the four-team competition.

FFA Chairman Chris Nikou said he was pleased that Australia could step in and host the six matches of the tournament.

“FFA is happy and willing to organise this Olympic Qualification Tournament, and we look forward to hosting the women’s senior national teams from China, Thailand and Taiwan in February.

“The safety of all players, officials and fans is of paramount importance to Football Federation Australia and the Asian Football Confederation, and we are confident we will host a successful tournament here in Sydney.

“I would also like to acknowledge the support of the Australian Government in enabling FFA to host this event at short notice.”

Further details on the schedule of matches, kick-off times and ticketing and broadcast information will be announced soon.
 

sydmariner

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From TWG
Matildas' Coranavirus fears forced FFA to step in, reveals Johnson


Increasing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in China from Matildas' players and coaches drove the FFA's push to have Olympic qualifiers moved.
Australian officials are rushing to organise after being handing the hosting role for Asian qualifying Group B, which includes the Matildas, starting next week, after China withdrew as hosts due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The move comes days after the matches were initially relocated from the outbreak epicentre in Wuhan to Nanjing.

FFA chief executive James Johnson said the increasing number of cases in China made it unfeasible for the tournament to go ahead as planned in the Asian nation.


More than 2000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide, most in China, while 56 people have died.

"As the virus has become a bigger problem, our voice and our position has got louder and firmer that we don't want our girls going to China at this point in time," Johnson said.

"The players and the coaching staff have naturally raised some concerns about going to China and we have been proactive in listening to the players and trying to react to what is important to them."

As well as China, Australia's group also includes Taiwan and Thailand.

Johnson said concerns from those other nations had helped convince authorities to move the tournament.

"I think that logic has prevailed and certainly the Chinese Football Association, who are obviously not going to host the tournament, have been very cooperative in understanding this was the right direction to go."

The move was quickly lauded by several Matildas players on social media, with captain Sam Kerr among those to thank authorities.

"Thanks to everyone @FFA for putting the teams safety first & getting this done in such a short time frame. Thoughts are with China!," Kerr posted on Twitter.

Johnson said the plan is to hold double-headers on February 3, 6 and 9, as originally scheduled, with venues in Sydney to be confirmed within days.

"We're working around the clock at the moment and within the next 24-36 hours we'll be able to confirm those venues," he said.


"It's going to be very soon. It has to be."

Hosting the tournament before home fans is sure to boost the Matildas' hopes of joining the Olyroos in Tokyo.

The top two sides from Group B progress to home and away playoffs with the top two teams from Group A for Asia's final two places at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Japan have already qualified as hosts while Group A will be played in South Korea with the hosts facing Myanmar, North Korea and Vietnam.

"We want to be an organisation that puts football at the heart of everything we do," Johnson said.

"What better way could we do that (than) by bringing this qualifier to Australia? Bringing our Matildas home for three matches and giving Australia the opportunity to see our favourite national team play three more matches than what was currently on the schedule?

"We think it's good for the Matildas in terms of their exposure. We think it's good for women's football development and we think it's good for football development in general."
 

sydmariner

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Venues & kick-off times confirmed for Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers in Sydney
Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced the match venues and kick-off times for the forthcoming Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers to be held in Sydney, Australia.


The first two matchdays will be played at Campbelltown Stadium in Leumeah on Monday, 3 February 2020 and Thursday, 6 February 2020, with the third and final matchday to be held at Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta on Sunday, 9 February 2020.

Tickets for each matchday (which will feature double-headers with Australia always playing second) will go on sale on Thursday, 30 January 2020 at 11.00am AEDT via www.matildas.com.au.

FFA Chief Executive Officer, James Johnson, thanked stakeholders for working quickly and collaboratively with FFA to accommodate the matches.

“The collaboration between FFA and various stakeholders including the State and Federal Governments, as well as the two venues, over the past forty-eight hours has been fantastic,” Johnson said. “All parties have brought a real energy to the discussions to ensure that we could, as efficiently as possible, lock in the matchday details.”

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“Our staff are continuing to work on the operational and logistical requirements for these fixtures in anticipation of the arrival of the participating nations, however securing the venues and kick-off times was paramount for the planning of the teams and fans,” he said.

Next week’s qualification tournament will bring together four ambitious Asian football nations, with Australia being joined by China PR, Chinese Taipei, and Thailand.

FFA has received significant international media interest since Sunday’s announcement that the tournament would be moved to Sydney, highlighting the global interest in the qualifiers and the overall importance of the competition.

“We’re delighted to welcome the Matildas to Campbelltown for these important fixtures and be part of their journey towards Olympic Games qualification,” Campbelltown City Mayor George Brticevic said.

“Football in our region has never been stronger as we prepare to host Australia’s favourite sporting team in competitive action and get ready to welcome our new A-League team later this year.”

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Regarding the fixtures at Campbelltown Stadium, Macarthur FC Chairman, Rabieh Krayam, added: “This is a great opportunity for the local community to experience first class football at Campbelltown Stadium, which is soon to be the home of Macarthur FC in the Hyundai A-League.

"FFA, Campbelltown City Council Mayor George Brticevic and all involved should be commended for bringing these games to Campbelltown at such short notice.”

Western Sydney Stadium CEO, Daryl Kerry, said his venue was looking forward to hosting the Matildas again.

“It’s fantastic to have the Matildas back in Sydney for such an exciting Olympic Qualification event,” Kerry said.

“I’d like to acknowledge Venues NSW and the NSW Government for embracing the opportunity to make the Stadium available for such a major event at short notice.”

“When the Matildas were here in November they set a new record crowd of 20,029 for a standalone international women’s football game in Australia and I’m sure the people of NSW will turn out in force to support their bid for Tokyo 2020.”

All of Australia’s matches throughout the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers will be broadcast live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and the My Football Live App. Games will also be broadcast by ABC TV (delayed).



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Match Schedule – Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers – Group B
Matchday 1 – Monday, 3 February 2020

  • China PR v Thailand – 4.30pm AEDT
  • Australia v Chinese Taipei – 7.30pm AEDT
Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah
Tickets – On sale 11.00am AEDT Thursday, 30 January 2020 (visit www.matildas.com.au)
Broadcast – Live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and the My Football Live App; delayed on ABC TV

Matchday 2 – Thursday, 6 February 2020
  • Chinese Taipei v China PR – 4.30pm AEDT
  • Thailand v Australia – 7.30pm AEDT
Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah
Tickets – On sale 11.00am AEDT Thursday, 30 January 2020 (visit www.matildas.com.au)
Broadcast – Live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and the My Football Live App; delayed on ABC TV

Matchday 3 – Sunday, 9 February 2020
  • Thailand v Chinese Taipei – 3.10pm AEDT
  • Australia v China PR – 6.10pm AEDT
Western Sydney Stadium, Parramatta
Tickets – On sale 11.00am AEDT Thursday, 30 January 2020 (visit www.matildas.com.au)
Broadcast – Live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and the My Football Live App; delayed on ABC TV
 

sydmariner

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FFS
Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers ticket sales postponed

Football Federation Australia (FFA) was this afternoon notified of the latest advice from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, regarding the coronavirus. The updated advice follows a meeting of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee on Wednesday afternoon. This major new development confirmed that health experts believe the coronavirus is contagious before people show symptoms, and contacts of any confirmed cases must now be isolated following exposure.

The health and wellbeing of all players, staff and spectators is of paramount importance to both FFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

FFA is working with the Australian Government and AFC to explore the ramifications of this advice and how it may affect the staging of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers.

As a result of these developments, which came to light following today‘s match schedule announcements, FFA will not be going on sale tomorrow with tickets for the tournament.

FFA will provide a further update as soon as possible.
 

sydmariner

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Football Federation Australia (FFA) tonight confirmed that Australia will play Vietnam in Newcastle in the home leg of their Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off in March.

After a tense, goalless first half, it was an 86th Minute strike by Tang Jiali that gave China PR a 1-0 lead going into the dying moments of the match. Emily van Egmond scored the all-important equaliser for Australia deep into added time when she hit the top left corner of the goal from the edge of the box. The 1-1 draw was enough to give Australia top spot in Group B on goal difference.

With the Matildas now just two games away from sealing a place in the women’s football competition at Tokyo 2020, FFA confirmed that McDonald Jones Stadium – the very venue that played host to impressive Matildas crowds of 16,829 and 12,649 in 2017 and 2018 respectively and was also a host venue for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 – will be the scene of the important fixture on Friday, 6 March 2020.

Kick-off in the contest will be at 8.00pm (AEDT), with tickets on sale to Australia’s Football Family at 11.00am AEDT tomorrow, Friday, 14 February 2020, viawww.matildas.com.au. Tickets to the general public will go on sale at 11.00am on Monday, 17 February 2020.
“The Matildas have performed fantastically throughout their first phase of Olympic qualifying,” FFA Chief Executive Officer James Johnson said. “It is great that they have been able to play on home soil with the support of our fans throughout the group stage, and as we move into the play-off phase against Vietnam home ground advantage in the first leg will be equally important.”

“On behalf of FFA I am delighted to confirm that we have partnered with the City of Newcastle to play our crucial home qualifier for Tokyo 2020 in the Hunter next month. McDonald Jones Stadium has played host to two Matildas wins in front of strong crowds over the past few years, and we believe that a bumper attendance will be on hand to help our team take another step towards Tokyo early next month.”


“FFA acknowledges the City of Newcastle and Venues NSW for throwing their backing behind this fixture which we believe will be a memorable occasion for the city and its people.”

City of Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the citizens of Newcastle would be ready to welcome the Matildas back to the region.

“We are thrilled that the Matildas have advanced to the next stage of Olympic qualification and will come back to Newcastle to take on South Korea,” Councillor Nelmes said.

“McDonald Jones Stadium has played host to two Matildas friendlies over the past few years, with great crowds filling the stands to make the ground a fortress for the national women’s team.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if, after Novocastrian Emily van Egmond scored that wonderful equaliser tonight, that we reclaim the record by exceeding the 20,000 set at the newly opened Bankwest last year,” she concluded.

Match Schedule – Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off

Australia v Vietnam
Date: Friday, 6 March 2020
Kick-off: 8.00pm AEDT
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales
Tickets: www.matildas.com.au
Broadcast: Live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, ABC TV (iview & eastern states, delayed in other states & territories), and the My Football Live App
 
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