Australia women v Norway women: TV channel, live stream, Matildas squad news & preview

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An intriguing Round of 16 clash awaits in Nice

Australia will be out to secure their place in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals for a fourth straight tournament when they play Norway on June 23 at the Allianz Riviera.

The Matildas advanced to the knockout stages with a 4-1 win over Jamaica which saw them finish second in Group C following a loss to Italy and a victory against Brazil.

Norway's group record was identical as they fell to France in between victories against Nigeria and South Korea to seal second spot in Group A.

These sides last met in February 2018 when Australia claimed a late 4-3 win and a similarly dramatic contest in Nice could be on the cards.  

Game Australia vs Norway
Date Sunday, June 23
Time 5:00 am AEST 
Stream (AUS only) Optus Sport

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


Every Matildas match at the Women's World Cup, including Australia's match against Norway, is available live and free on SBS

For those looking to stream the match, Optus Sport will also be showing every match of the tournament. 

The platform requires a monthly subscription of $14.99 for non-Optus customers. 

AUS TV channel Online stream
SBS Optus Sport
 

Squads & Team News


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Position Australia squad
Goalkeepers Williams, Arnold, Micah
Defenders Simon, Polkinghorne, Roestbakken, Catley, Kennedy, Carpenter, Allen
Midfielders Luik, Logarzo, Kellond-Knight, Van Egmond, Yallop, Gorry, Harrison
Forwards Foord, Kerr, Fowler, Raso, Gielnik, De Vanna

Confirmed Australia XI: Williams; Carpenter, Kennedy, Catley, Kellond-Knight; Van Egmond, Butt, Logarzo; Raso, Foord, Kerr.

Position Norway squad
Goalkeepers Hjelmseth, Fiskerstrand, Bogstad
Defenders Wold, Thorisdottir, Hovland, Mjelde, Kvamme
Midfielders S.Hansen, Risa, C.Hansen, Engen, Reiten, Minde, Maanum, Saevik
Forwards Thorsnes, Herlovsen, Utland, Asland, Eikeland, Haavi, Nautnes

Confirmed Norway XI:  Hjelmseth; Wold, Mjelde, Thorisdottir, Minde; Saevik, Risa, Engen, Reiten; Hansen, Herlovsen


Betting & Match Odds


Ranked six places higher than Norway in the FIFA world rankings, Australia are slight favourites heading into this match going at odds of $2.20  to claim victory.

Norway meanwhile are valued at $2.88 with a draw in regular time going at $3.40 .

Sam Kerr is the most likely to open the scoring with odds of $5

All odds courtesy of sportsbet and correct at time of publishing. 


Match Preview


Sam Kerr Matildas

After a turbulent group stage, the Matildas must avoid any hiccups against Norway if they are to secure their place in the World Cup quarter-finals for a fourth straight time.

Australia have been far from convincing in France with a shock loss to Italy followed up by a fortunate comeback against Brazil and a solid victory over Jamaica. 

Though defensively frail without a clean sheet in their past five games, the Matildas look to ready to fire in attack with star forward Sam Kerr bagging all four goals in Australia's final group match. 

Despite being ranked 12th in the world heading into France, Norway know what it takes to succeed on the biggest stage, having won the 1995 World Cup, and also picked up gold at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. 

Their performances at the tournament to-date have been solid, with Martin Sjogren's side holding their own in a narrow 2-1 loss to France in the group stages.

Norway are without their best player and Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg at the tournament with the star absent through protest of how her football federation continues to treat female footballers. 

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These two nations last faced off early last year with the Matildas claiming a late 4-3 win at the Algarve Cup in Poland

Norway also fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Australia's neighbours New Zealand heading into the World Cup and on paper may struggle to contain the green and gold. 

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