There’s just a week to go until the Westfield Matildas are in action on home soil, with the huge clash in Penrith against the might of Brazil.
Here are three reasons to get excited about watching the Westfield Matildas and Brazil in Sydney’s west.
1: Kerr v Marta
The South Americans are bringing a full-strength squad Down Under, including their superstar striker Marta.
The Brazilian no.10 is arguably the greatest female footballer of all time. Just check out her CV.
105 international goals in 101 games while she’s taken out the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award five times.
But the Westfield Matildas have their own world-class attacker in Sam Kerr.
Short-listed for FIFA’s World Player of the Year, Kerr is scoring goals and setting records almost on a weekly basis for club – Sky Blue FC – and country.
She’s almost unstoppable when in full flight and with a big home crowd behind her, expect Kerr to pull out something special against the Samba stars.
2: Chance to make another big statement
If wins over USA and Japan weren’t enough, the Westfield Matildas sent shockwaves around the world with their 6-1 demolition of Brazil at the Tournament of Nations.
It was a devastating performance from Alen Stajcic’s side and one which demonstrated the skill, speed and quality this group possesses.
Brazil are adamant the thrashing was purely a ‘one-off’.
Can the Westfield Matildas replicate that performance and lay down another impressive marker heading towards next year’s AFC Women’s Asian Cup?
3: See our world-class stars in the flesh
Whether it’s the likes of Kerr, Simon or Catley in the US, Kellond-Knight or van Egmond in Europe or Gorry and Foord in Japan, our Westfield Matildas are dominating around the globe.
So what a treat it’s going to be to have them all together on home soil.
Penrith fans aren’t going to miss the chance to which this incredible team in action, with next weekend’s clash officially a sell-out.
It’s going to be incredible to watch and we only have to wait another seven days!