FFA have this morning confirmed the Matildas will play in the inaugural Cup of Nations on home soil in preparation for the FIFA Women's World Cup.
The Matildas are set to face Argentina, Korea Republic and New Zealand in a series of double headers in February and early March.
“We’ve been working towards hosting a four-nation tournament in Australia for some time and it’s great to finally unveil what we plan on becoming a regular feature of the Australian sporting calendar,” FFA Chief Executive Officer David Gallop AM said.
“We’ve seen the success of other competitions such as the Tournament of Nations in the USA and they’ve helped inspire and inform the creation of the Cup of Nations. Australia last played Argentina in 1995 as part of the Havelange Trophy and came away with a 7-0 win."
The world no.36 side has long been fighting for equality in a football crazed nation but last month the team played in front of a sold-out crowd of 18,300 in Buenos Aires during the first leg of their World Cup play-off against Panama.
The Korea Republic held the Matildas to a scoreless draw at the AFC Women's Asian Cup in April this year while Australia hasn't faced New Zealand since their two-game friendly in 2016.
The Kiwi's also boost a familiar face amongst their ranks with former Australian coach Tom Sermanni who took over as head coach in late October.
“Korea Republic, Argentina, and New Zealand will each offer different challenges for our side which will be fantastic preparation for our group leading up to the tests that await in France,” Matildas coach Alen Stajcic said.
“I’m pleased that, with the assistance of our match partners, we have been able to lock in more games on home soil which will only continue to grow the passion that exists for the Matildas.”
Jubilee Stadium (Sydney), Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane) and AAMI Park (Melbourne) have been selected to host to the games.
It will be the first time in over four years the Matildas have played in Brisbane, having last played in the state back in 2014 in a two-game series against Brazil. However, tickets to that match weren't made public and were invitation only.
The announcement comes after it was confirmed the Matildas would face the USA in April.
Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019
Venue: Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah (Sydney), New South Wales
Match One: Argentina v Korea Republic – 4.35pm kick-off (AEDT)
Match Two: Westfield Matildas v New Zealand – 7.30pm kick-off (AEDT)
Date: Sunday, 3 March 2019
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland
Match One: Argentina v New Zealand – 3.05pm kick-off (AEST); 4.05pm (AEDT)
Match Two: Westfield Matildas v Korea Republic – 6.00pm kick-off (AEST); 7.00pm (AEDT)
Date: Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Match One: Korea Republic v New Zealand – 3.05pm kick-off (AEDT)
Match Two: Westfield Matildas v Argentina – 6.00pm kick-off (AEDT)