[Football Federation Australia, 30 April 2015] Below is an edited extract of an article published on the Football Federation of Australia’s website on 30 April 2015.

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The Westfield Matildas will host Vietnam’s National Women’s team at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah NSW on Thursday 21 May 2015 in an official farewell match before the squad departs for Canada to compete in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™, Football Federation Australia (FFA) confirmed today.

The international match will be the final chance for the Australian sporting public to see the Westfield Matildas in action as preparations continue in the lead up to the team’s first group match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup against the USA on 7 June.

Head Coach Alen Stajcic believes Vietnam will provide an ideal opponent in a final tune up before the Matildas leave for Canada.

“We had a tough game against them (Vietnam) when we beat them 2-0 at the Women’s Asian Cup last year so they will be good opposition,” said Stajcic.

“They’re a hard working team and only just missed out on qualifying for the World Cup so they will be very competitive and it will be a good hit out for us before we go over to Canada.”

…Vietnam’s visit will also comprise of the two teams playing in a closed match on Tuesday 19 May.