Matildas' Campbelltown schedule changes again

Picture: Ted S Warren
Picture: Ted S Warren

The Matildas will now play in Macarthur on February 7 and 10 after the schedule for the their Olympic qualifying matches were changed again yesterday.

The match fixtures were first announced last Wednesday, with two Matildas games set to be played at Campbelltown Stadium.

The schedule changed on Friday, but were since shuffled again on Sunday, to cater for the needs of the Chinese team, which has been kept in isolation until they can be definitively cleared of any coronavirus concerns.

The Olympic qualifiers were set to be played in China's Wuhan province, but the virus outbreak forced a last-minute change in plans.

Campbelltown Stadium will now host five matches, while Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta will host the final clash.

Thailand and Chinese Taipei will go head-to-head tonight (Monday, February 3) at Campbelltown Stadium, before China and Thailand act as curtain-raisers for the Matildas v Chinese Taipei match on Friday, February 7.

Chinese Taipei and China will kick off proceedings at Campbelltown on the following Monday, followed by the clash between Thailand and Australia.

The final match is planned for Wednesday, February 12 but may yet be moved to February 13, the FFA has said.

All ticketing information will be released at www.matildas.com.au.

Matchday 1 - Monday, 3 February 2020

Thailand v Chinese Taipei - 7.30pm (AEDT)

Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah

Matchday 2 - Friday, 7 February 2020

China PR v Thailand - 4.30pm (AEDT)

Australia v Chinese Taipei - 7.30pm (AEDT)

Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah

Matchday 3 - Monday, 10 February 2020

Chinese Taipei v China PR - 4.30pm (AEDT)

Thailand v Australia - 7.30pm (AEDT)

Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah

Matchday 4 - Wednesday, 12 February 2020*

Australia v China PR - 7.30pm (AEDT)

Western Sydney Stadium, Parramatta

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