The fixtures for the 2018 Algarve Cup were confirmed yesterday afternoon (AEDT) with the Matildas set to play their first match on February 28 (March 1 AEDT).

The Matildas were moved to Group A last month after the 2018 AFC Asian Cup draw where the Matildas were drawn alongside Korea Republic, their previous Algarve Cup group member.

Group A sees Australia face Norway, China and host nation Portugal for the tournament.

Australia will enter the Algarve Cup as the highest ranked of the 12 nations in the tournament that includes European champions the Netherlands and Asian Cup opponents Japan and Korea Republic.

Fixture details below:

Australia vs Norway

Kick-off: 5.30am (AEDT), March 1 (6.30pm, Feb 28 local)

Where: Albfeira

Australia v Portugal

Kick-off: 2am (AEDT), March 3 (3pm, Mar 2 local)

Where: Algarve

Australia v China

Kick-off: 6am (AEDT), March 6 (7pm, Mar 5 local)

Where: Albfeira