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

Australia’s dream of World Cup glory on residence soil might have come to an finish towards England, however the match isn’t over for the Matildas.

Sam Kerr’s beautiful objective wasn’t sufficient to tug Australia to a maiden World Cup ultimate, as targets from Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo secured a 3-1 victory for the Lionesses.

While the reigning European champions are again in Sydney on Sunday night to tackle Spain with a World Cup on the road, Australia should accept third place within the play-off towards Sweden on Saturday.

Described traditionally as the sport no group needs to play, third place will nonetheless give Australia the possibility to safe their best-ever consequence at a World Cup after reaching their first-ever semi-final.

Sweden, who misplaced their semi-final 2-1 to Spain, is an knowledgeable in the case of ending third within the play-offs, having gained the bronze medal in 1991, 2011 and 2019.

Daily Mail Australia has you lined with the whole lot that you must know forward of the sport.

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

Alessia Russo scored a late objective as England beat the Matildas 3-1 to progress to the World Cup ultimate towards Spain on Sunday

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

When and the place is the competitors?

Kick-off is scheduled for Saturday at 6pm AEST (9am BST), with the motion happening at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, the positioning of the Matildas’ thrilling penalty shootout win towards France within the quarter-finals.

How can I view it?

The match might be broadcast freed from cost on Channel Seven with the printed beginning at 5pm. Viewers may see it on the broadcaster’s streaming service, 7Plus. Subscribers may watch the match on Optus Sport from 5 p.m.

Viewers within the UK can catch all of the motion reside on ITV1 and stream on ITVX.

Where can I watch it?

Live websites have been added in cities throughout Australia for Matildas followers to come back collectively.

NSW Premier Chris Minns opened the Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta and the Sydney Football Stadium in Moore Park to the general public for the semi-finals and the identical may be anticipated for the third place play-offs.

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

Live websites have additionally been positioned on Brisbane’s Riverside Green and South Bank, Adelaide’s Festival Plaza and Memorial Drive, and Perth’s Forrest Place.

A extra detailed checklist of choices is offered right here.


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