Saturday, 26 April 2008

Matildas/Socceroos double header.

Matildas to take on Canada followed by Socceross Ghana.

Great work FFA, when would you see this in Cricket, AFL, Rugby etc. Great move I reckon.


The Matildas will revisit their historic qualification for last year's FIFA Women's World Cup quarter finals when they face a rematch against Canada as part of a double-header at the Sydney Football Stadium on May 23 preceding the Qantas Socceroos match against African powerhouse Ghana.

In possibly the most dramatic moment in the history of Australian women's football, the Matildas snatched a injury time equaliser through inspirational skipper Cheryl Salisbury to ensure a first-ever progression past the group stage in a major tournament and in the process eliminate the Canadians from last September's World Cup.

The Australian team will depart the following day for the AFC Women's Asian Cup in Vietnam where they will attempt to be the first Australian team to win an Asian championship having narrowly missed out two years ago losing the final against China in Adelaide on penalties.

The highly rated Canadians are ranked ninth in the world having recently qualified for the Beijing Olympics.

"This match will be a great opportunity for supporters to see the Matildas compete at close quarters against a top-ten nation," said coach Tom Sermanni.

"It promises to be a fantastic rematch after that memorable and tense World Cup match last year between two evenly matches teams."

The match will commence at 5.15pm to be followed by Australia v Ghana at 8pm (Gates open at 5pm).


Australia v. Canada (Women)
Australia v, Ghana (Men)
Friday 23rd May 2008
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Kick Off 5.15pm and 8pm
Gates Open 5 pm

Ticket Prices -
Category A - $80 – all tickets
Category B - $60 Adult, $30 Concession, $150 Family
Category C - $40 Adult, $20 Concession, $100 Family

2-Match Pass with China
Category A - $160 - all tickets
Category B - $115 Adult, $55 Concession, $285 Family
Category C - $75 Adult, $35 Concession, $185 Family
Ticket Prices are inclusive of GST & Booking Fee. Transaction charges may apply.
Concession (Pensioner, Student, Child)
Pensioner - Aged,TPI (valid ID cards) including seniors cards
Student - Full time tertiary and secondary school students (valid ID required)
Child - 4–16 years inclusive (children 3 years and under are free unless they are occupying a seat)
Family Definition
2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children
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1 comment:

Paul said...

good for them to play in front of a good crowd. still too bad that people (particularly in the major capital cities) refuse to go see them on their merits at other games. their three match series against Mexico from a few years back comes to mind.