Matildas v DPR Korea: what you need to know

The Westfield Matildas can secure their passage to the Rio Olympics when they tackle DPR Korea in Osaka tonight (Monday). Here's everything you need to know ahead of what could be a very special night.



Who: Westfield Matildas v DPR Korea, Olympic Games qualifiers

When: Monday, 7 March

Where: Nagai Stadium, Osaka

TV Broadcast: LIVE nationally on 7mate

Kick-off: 7:35pm local time (9:35pm AEDT)

Weather: 21 degrees, cloudy

Twitter: #PRKvAUS #AFCWOQ  #RoadToRio #GoMatildas

Match Centre:

Westfield Matildas record v DPR Korea

Played 15; Won 4, Drawn 5, Lost 6

Clare Polkinghorne celebrates opening the scoring for the Westfield Matildas against DPR Korea.

Last three meetings:

10/02/2015 Westfield Matildas 2-1 DPR Korea (Friendly)
1/09/2011 Westfield Matildas 0-1 DPR Korea (Olympic qualifier)
6/02/2010 Westfield Matildas 3-2 DPR Korea (Friendly)

What they need to do:  A win or draw will guarantee a top-two finish at the six nation round-robin tournament and book the Westfield Matildas a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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What they said:  “Every game that I’ve ever been involved in or coached I want to win and it is not going to be any different tomorrow night. We have played some really good football and shown a great fighting spirit so far at this tournament so there’s nothing stopping us from beating DPR Korea and extending our winning run.”  - Matildas boss Alen Stajcic

Westfield Matildas squad: Lydia Williams,  Ashleigh Sykes, Caitlin Cooper, Clare Polkinghorne, Laura Alleway, Chloe Logarzo, Steph Catley, Elise Kellond-Knight, Caitlin Foord, Emily van Egmond, Lisa De Vanna, Casey Dumont, Tameka Butt, Alanna Kennedy, Emily Gielnik, Michelle Heyman, Kyah Simon, Mackenzie Arnold, Katrina Gorry, Ellie Carpenter.

Matildas v DPR Korea