Spain will face Australia in Huelva to prepare for the European Championship

05/10/2022 at 11:21


The Spanish women’s team will face Australia on June 25 at the Nuevo Colombino stadium in Huelva in a friendly match that will help them prepare for their participation in the European Championship in England.

The Match Designation Commission of the Spanish Federation (RFEF) agreed on this decision at its last meeting, which is part of the agreement signed between this body and the Andalusian Government to play in said Autonomous Community a total of 24 national team matches up to 2025.

The ‘Matildas’, as the ‘aussie’ team is known, are a high-level litmus test for the group of Jorge Vilda. The oceanic team was fourth in the last Olympic Games in Tokyo and in the last World Cup in France 2019 they fell like Spain in the round of 16, in their case when they fell in the penalty shootout against the powerful Norway.

Spain, which has high hopes of being the protagonist in the European Championship, will play in the group against Finland (July 8), Germany (July 12) and Denmark (July 16). The first two of each series qualify for the quarterfinals.

For Australia, the match, the first to be played in the June window, will serve as a preparation for the 2023 World Cup. james johnsonexecutive director of the ‘aussie’ Federation, assured that “having a rival of the caliber of Spain offers an attractive prospect for all Matildas fans and football fans.”

“When it comes to women’s football at the moment, Spain is one of the leading nations in the world, whether at club level or in terms of national teams,” he said. Johnson.