In the first of three closed door friendlies in the lead up to the World Cup, Australia drew with world no. 16 China 1-1 thanks to a Kyah Simon goal.

The Matildas made the three hour trip to Washington State, and Seattle Reign's Memorial Stadium, from their Vancouver base to continue their World Cup preparations against their AFC compatriots.

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In a match comprising of 3x 30 minute periods and unlimited substitutions, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic continued to experiment with different combinations and provide players with additional game time.

“It was a good tight game and a tough encounter for us having to travel three hours to get down here to Seattle so the players did well, it was pretty hot and we came away unscathed with no injuries which was pleasing,” said Stajcic.

“There were a lot of objectives achieved, some good passages of play and also things we can improve on."

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Along with the likes of Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord, Nicola Bolger, Leena Khamis and Mackenzie Arnold, Brisbane Roar attacking midfielder Tameka Butt was provided with prolonged game time.

Since the beginning of the year, Butt has been fighting off niggling hamstring injury with the Queenslander not joining the program fully until the back end of the European tour.

While the 23-year-old has managed some minutes, the match against China was her most substantial yet.

“It was good to get out on the park and play against opposition and put into practise what we’ve been training for,” said Butt.

“I felt pretty good. I’m still trying to get my fitness back coming back from an injury and it was pretty warm out there but I think everyone put in a pretty good effort today."

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Although participating in her second World Cup campaign, Butt's time at Germany 2011 was hampered by a pre-tournament injury. The Queenslander is hoping that this time round she will be able to provide a bigger impact at Canada 2015, particularly with the challenge ahead of Australia.

“Everyone is getting pretty excited now and we’re just putting the finishing touches on everything, so the girls are pumped and there aren’t many days to go,” said Butt.

“We all know the game plan, we all know how we want to play and the kind of football we want to play, so it’s just a matter of making sure we execute it come June 8.”

Australia final warm matches will see them take on regional neighbours and Group A's New Zealand on Saturday 29 May (local time) and Group C's Switzerland on 3 June before departing for Winnipeg on 4 June 2015.

The Women's World Cup will be live on SBS One with streaming online.