Matildas to play defending World Cup champions US

The Matildas will play the US as part of the world champions' preparations for next year's World Cup.

The US have finalised their plans for a 10-game "Countdown to the Cup" tour in advance of the 2019 tournament in France.

The Matildas will face the US in a pre-World Cup friendly.Credit:AAP

“Come April next year many of our players will be playing their club football in the National Women’s Soccer League, so it also makes sense from a logistical perspective to arrange a camp and friendly in North America as we continue to prepare for the World Cup.

“We expect to play a further five or six matches prior to the start of next year’s World Cup,” he said.

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