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

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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Coach Alen Stajcic gives some instructions to Australia's Women's Football Team in Brazil.

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 and via the AOC’s official website:

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