When Australia takes on Sweden at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton tomorrow, there will be plenty on the line for both nations.

For Australia, they have the chance to prove pre-tournament pundits wrong with progression to the knockout stage from the toughest group at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Further, if results go their way - a draw or loss for the USA and a win for the Matildas - they still have an opportunity to top the group.

Not only would a result (win or draw) see the Matildas through, it couldĀ also sendĀ their opponents Sweden home; a nation that sent the Matildas home from the 2011 Women's World Cup at the quarter final.

"Yeah definitely," saidĀ Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams when asked if that 2011 match played on their mind.Ā "Four years ago half the team was there, half the team wasn't."

"The people that were there, it's maybe a little bit of revenge but at the end of the day it's a new tournament, new team, new coach so it is just another game for us."

Even though Australia has been playing some of the best football at the Canada 2015 they are still looking to put together a complete and consistent 90 minute performance. As a team that looks to play and succeeds in playing a similar possession based game, Sweden presents a third challenge for Alen Stajcic's squad.

Key defender Alanna Kennedy believes their general play stacks upĀ against world no. 5 Sweden and their point of difference could be their pacy attack - one of the quickest in the tournament.

"I think it will be an interesting game," she said.

"We are both high quality teams. Sweden have a lot of good attacking flair, so I think if our defence can hold that out, at the other end will take care of itself."

"We have a great attacking team so I think it will be a really good game to watch."

One of the question marks around Australia pre-tournament was in relation to their defence. While being tested it has generally performed well against some of the best strikers in the tournament.

The final group match will see then again tested by Sweden's front five led by captain Lotta Schelin. For Australia, they are again looking to make attack the best form of defence.

"We are just looking to stick to the plan that we usually have that just doesn't necessarily focus on the defence," stated Kennedy.

"I think we will still be looking to go forward and score as many goals as we can."

While it is a re-match of that quarter-final in Augsburg, Germany, Williams also believes it will be a different match due to the improvement of the Matildas in that time period.

"The beauty that we have now is that we have a lot of you talented players coming through," the goalkeeper said.

"Last time in Germany when those players were coming through, they have another four years under their belt."

"Four years of international experience is a lot in footballing terms. It's a young team but it is probably a little bit more experienced certainly more than we had last time."


Match Details

Australia v Sweden

Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton

Tues, 16 June 2015 / Wed, 17 June 2o15 (AET)

Kick off: 6pm (local) / 10am (AET)