For the 2011 Women’s World Cup Australia is placed in Group D alongside Brazil, Norway and Equatorial Guinea. We thought we would do a mini post with a video on each of the teams the Matilda’s are coming up against and the first team off the bench we look at is Brazil.
The World Cup Quarter final in 2007, gripped the Australian public as the team progressed through the competition becoming the first Australian team to get so far in a tournament. The Matildas did not disappoint even though the result may have been disappointing.
Don’t forget that this achievement was achieved without the base of the W League and it undoubtedly set the tone for things to come.
The two teams have met eight times with Brazil winning five and Australia three. Meeting them first up could see Australia avenge this result and wrap up successive wins.