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Matildas to play Rio warm-up with Brazil

  • Matildas to play Rio warm-up with Brazil

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Australia pose during the Women's International Friendly match between the Australia Matildas and the New Zealand Football Ferns at Etihad Stadium on June 7, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The Matildas have secured a warm-up friendly international against Brazil 11 days before opening their Rio Olympics football campaign.

Coach Alen Stajcic's world No.5 medal prospects will face the eighth-ranked host nation on July 23 in Fortaleza, where the Matildas will be based for a month leading into the August Games.

Australia hope to lock in further friendlies to help them prepare for their Olympics campaign starting against Canada on August 3.

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