This will not be the first time the Matildas have come up against Norway in a major tournament with the Aussies clinching a last minute victory in the Group Stage of last year’s Algarve Cup in Portugal.

However the team will not be dwelling on this result with Chloe Logarzo acknowledging that the World Cup is a completely different ball game.

“Every game is a 50/50 when you come to a World Cup game," she said.

"Norway is good competition, we’ve played them a few times and I’ve actually played in Norway so I know a lot of the girls so it’ll be a nice fight.”

Steph Catley is also wary of the Norwegian team’s ability having followed their progress through the tournament.

“I’ve watched a couple of their games this tournament and I think they look like a really strong side," said Catley.

"They’re really disciplined, they’re strong players so I think that will be a massive challenge for us.”

Sam Kerr thinks another challenge is that the two teams have a similar playing style that will make gaining control of the tempo of the game a real challenge.     

“I know they’ve got a few good players," said the Australian skipper. "I’ve seen the game last night and they like to play football like us and pass the ball around.

"They’re a European based team which we haven’t played too much in the past but the focus ourselves is always the same.”

However she takes confidence in the way the Matildas forwards have been firing in recent matches.