How to follow the Australian Women's Football Team in Rio

Striker Kyah Simon and defender Alanna Kennedy
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The Matildas arrived in Sao Paulo in the south-east of Brazil overnight and were straight back on the training park today in preparation for their Rio Games opener against Canada on 3 August.

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Following a three week training camp in Fortaleza the squad are full of confidence of claiming a first ever medal at the Games where they’ll be competing as the Australian Women’s Football Team.

After their Group F opener at Arena Corinthians, two days before the Opening Ceremony in Rio, the Aussies will play world no.2 Germany at the same venue on 6 August and world no.93 Zimbabwe in Salvador on 9 August.

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The top two teams in each of the three groups will book a place in the knockout stage, with the top two ranked third-placed teams also progressing to the quarter-finals.

This is the first time Australia have qualified for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament since 2004, with co-captain Lisa De Vanna the only Olympian amongst Alen Stajcic’s 18-player squad.

You can follow the Australian Women’s Football Team progress online at www.footballfederationaustralia.com.au and via the AOC’s official website: rio2016.olympics.com.au

And on social media via Football Federation Australia's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Australian Women’s Football Team match schedule

Canada v Australia
Arena Corinthians, São Paulo
Wednesday, 3 August
Kick off 3pm (Thursday, 4 August 4am AEST)
Broadcast live on 7mate at 4am AEST)
 
Germany v Australia
Arena Corinthians, São Paulo
Saturday, 6 August
Kick off 6pm (Sunday, 7 August 7am AEST)
 
Australia v Zimbabwe
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Tuesday, 9 August
Kick off 4pm (Wednesday, 10 August 5am AEST)