The Matildas have been draw in Group F for the Rio 2016 Women's Football Tournament alongside world no. 2 Germany, Canada and Zimbabwe.

Playing in their first Olympic tournament since 2004, Australia's opening match will see them take on Canada on 3 August 2016 in Sao Paolo followed by Germany on 6 August 2016.

Alen Stajcic's side will finish their group play against surprise African outfit Zimbabwe on 9 August 2016.

“It’s an exciting draw playing Canada first up and then another top ten team in Germany before facing Zimbabwe,” said Stajcic.

“It’s a very exciting group and we know that if we play to our potential we can be really competitive.”

The top two teams from the group will automatically progress to the knockout stage with the third placed team waiting on results to be the "lucky loser" to progress to the quarter finals.

Topping the group will see the Matildas take on the runner up from Group G which include defending Olympic gold medallists the USA and European power France.

A runner up spot will see Australia take on the runner up from a Group E which includes hosts Brazil, confederation mates China and Sweden.

“The chance to compete at the Olympics only comes around every four years and we are determined to make the most of this opportunity," he continued.

“We have taken some significant steps forward in the past 12 months and we will head to Rio with a real belief that we can challenge for medals.”

"We have an extremely talented group and we showed in the qualifiers the type of football we can play so we are confident we can match it with anyone and we will give it our all when we get to Brazil.”

The Olympic Women's Football tournament commences on 3 August with the final played at the Maracana on 19 August 2016.

Group Matches

Canada v Australia

Corinthians Arena, Sao Paulo

Wednesday, 4 August 2016

Kick off: 4:00am (AET)

Germany v Australia

Corinthians Arena, Sao Paulo

Saturday, 7 August 2016

Kick off: 7:00am (AET)

Australia v Zimbabwe 

Fonte Nova Arena, Salvador

Tuesday, 10 August 2016

Kick off: 5:00am (AET)