Closing out a historic year in Canada, CommBank Matildas aim to make a mark in 2023


The CommBank Matildas will sign off on a memorable 2023 international calendar with a two-match friendly series against reigning Olympic Gold Medallists, Canada, away in Victoria and Vancouver this December.

Australia will spend their final FIFA Women’s International Window of the year with a training camp in Vancouver, Canada before meeting the current world number ten at Starlight Stadium in Victoria on Friday, 1 December with kick off at 7.30pm PST (2 December at 2.30pm AEDT).

Their final match of 2023 will be played at BC Place in Vancouver, the venue of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Final, on Tuesday, 5 December with kick off at 7.00pm PST (6 December at 2.00pm AEDT). The match will mark the close of the CommBank Matildas’ 2023 season and also the end of the storied international career of women’s football legend and Canada’s captain, Christine Sinclair.

Football Australia CEO James Johnson said: “This year has been remarkable for the CommBank Matildas.  The team have shattered ceilings and set new standards, forever changing the Australian sporting landscape.”

“We have witnessed the benefits of investing in the team for tournament preparation by securing and scheduling matches against high-ranking nations and this is a strategy we believe will continue to be advantageous as the team continues their Paris 2024™ qualification journey.

Steph Catley of Australia shakes hands with Christine Sinclair of Canada before the coin toss prior to kick off during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group B match between Canada and Australia at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on July 31, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Alex Pantling - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Steph Catley of Australia shakes hands with Christine Sinclair of Canada before the coin toss prior to kick-off during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group B match between Canada and Australia at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on July 31, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Alex Pantling – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

“Football Australia and Canada Soccer Association have developed a strong relationship over the past two years, and we thank CSA for their co-operation in providing both our nations with world-class opposition.”

Australia and Canada last met in the final Group B fixture of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ where the CommBank Matildas put in an exhilarating performance to take out a 4-0 victory at AAMI Park in Melbourne/Naarm.

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Tickets to both matches of the series will commence on Wednesday, 25 October (EST) with a CanadaRED members pre-sale window.  The General Public on-sale date is Monday, 30 October with all ticket information available via CanadaSoccer.com.

Fans of the CommBank Matildas’ will be able to watch their final internationals of 2023 in Australia thanks to Football Australia’s broadcast partner, Paramount ANZ.

COMMBANK MATILDAS | NOV/DEC 2023 INTERNATIONALS

Canada v CommBank Matildas
Date: Friday, 1 December 2023 (local) / Saturday, 2 December (AEDT)
Kick off: 7.30pm PST (local) / 2.30pm (AEDT)
Venue: Starlight Stadium, Langford, BC

Canada v CommBank Matildas
Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2023 (local) / Wednesday, 6 December (AEDT)
Kick off: 7.00pm PST (local) / 2.00pm (AEDT)
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver, BC