Australia Women's team loses 7-0 to Under-15 men's side

The fifth-ranked side in the world were humbled by a team of schoolboys from Newcastle Jets as The Matildas continue their preparations for the summer Olympics in August

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In quite some setback ahead of the summer Olympics in Rio, Australia Women's team have lost 7-0 to a Newcastle Jets Under-15 side.

'The Matildas', pictured above in January, are ranked fifth in the FIFA world rankings and have reached the last three World Cup quarter-finals, but saw their confidence hit earlier this week with a humbling at the hands of some kids.

Australia were fielding a heavily rotated side and missing their overseas-based players  but still boasted a group of high-profile players ahead of friendlies against New Zealand and Greece Women's teams.

"To be honest we didn't expect that," Gary van Egmond, likely feeling mixed emotions being assistant coach for Australia Women's team and academy director of the Newcastle Jets, told The Huffington Post Australia.

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"But the Jets boys were very good. All credit to them. They moved the ball around very well and were excellent on the night."

Australia Women regularly test themselves against male teams due to the lack of required local female talent and drew 2-2 on their last clash against teenagers.

"I think there were a couple of contributing factors to the loss. At this stage in their preparation, obviously the Matildas are not in a position to play regular games so I'd suggest all and sundry were a little bit rusty.

"We could have had an easier game, but we definitely want to keep testing the girls."

'The Matildas' will be the sole football representative for Australia at the Olympics.