The CommBank Matildas have tonight lifted the Cup of Nations trophy in Newcastle after overcoming a lively Jamaica side 3-0. Despite looking less than convincing, it was the CommBank Matildas who scored the opening goal. Chidiac was one of the outlets for the creative impetus in the second half that was missing in the first. Much like the Czechia game, it was after the break that the CommBank Matildas did their best work. The CommBank Matildas will ultimately be pleased with the win, the clean sheet, and a perfect Cup of Nations.
This game was mooted as a clash of styles – a passing team, in Spain, against a high-pressing CommBank Matildas. The second goal came in the 16th minute, with Clare Polkinghorne managing to score her second goal in two games. That the CommBank Matildas kept Spain out for so long was largely the result of an inspired performance from goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold. A wonderful long driven ball from Olga Carmona found its way through the CommBank Matildas defence and into the bottom corner. The CommBank Matildas will be in action again on Wednesday night, as they finish their Cup of Nations campaign in Newcastle against Jamaica.29 days ago Matildas
Gustavsson on ramping up preparations now stage is set for FIFA WWCWith the CommBank Matildas now aware of their FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 opponents, head coach Tony Gustavsson shared his excitement about the preparation ahead. The CommBank Matildas are set to play the opening match of the tournament in Sydney on July 20 against the Republic of Ireland, who are making their FIFA Women's World Cup Australia/ New Zealand 2023™ debut. "It's all about the opening game, we want to start the tournament as strong as possible," Gustavsson said. Gustavsson's aim when taking the helm of the CommBank Matildas was to play as tough a schedule, with as many different teams as possible. With nine months of preparation ahead, the CommBank Matildas are looking to fine-tune their tactics against world-class opponents.4 months ago Matildas