Matildas in high demand.

Sam Kerr

On Sunday, the FFA announced that the Matildas' international match against Brazil on September 16 at Pepper Stadium in Penrith was officially a sell-out. Hot on the heels of their triumph at the Tournament of Nations, the sold-out match is further proof that the Matildas have captured the hearts and minds of the nation.

The Matildas will face Brazil for a second time on September 19, this time at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle. For a chance to see our stars on home soil, secure your tickets here:

If you're in any doubt about the calibre of players on show, all you need to do is take one look at coach Alan Stajcic's chosen squad of players:

ALLEWAY, Laura (Melbourne Victory, Australia)

ARNOLD, Mackenzie (Brisbane Roar, Australia)

BUTT, Tameka (Klepp I-L, Norway)

CARPENTER, Ellie (Canberra United, Australia)

CATLEY, Steph (Orlando Pride, USA)

COOPER, Caitlin (Illawarra Stingrays, Australia)

DE VANNA, Lisa (South Melbourne FC, Australia)

FOORD, Caitlin (Vegalta Sendai, Japan)

GIELNIK, Emily (Avaldsnes, Norway)

GORRY, Katrina (Vegalta Sendai, Japan)

KELLOND-KNIGHT, Elise (FFC Turbine Potsdam, Germany)

KENNEDY, Alanna (Orlando Pride, USA)

KERR, Sam (Sky Blue FC, USA)

LOGARZO, Chloe (Avaldsnes, Norway)

POLKINHGORNE, Clare (Brisbane Roar, Australia)

RASO, Hayley (Portland Thorns, USA)

SIMON, Gema (Avaldsnes, Norway)

VAN EGMOND, Emily (VfL Wolfsburg, Germany)

WILLIAMS, Lydia (Seattle Reign, USA)

YEOMAN-DALE, Georgia (Sydney FC, Australia)


Not to be outdone, Brazil have also included world superstar Marta in their traveling squad. Joining her will be her Orlando Pride teammates Monica and Camila plus Barcelona's Fabiana. Coach Emily Lima has selected an experienced squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Letícia Izidoro (Corinthians), Dani Neuhaus (Santos)

DEFENDERS: Rafaelle (Changchun Volkswagen Exc. Women‘s Club), Bruna Benites (Houston Dash), Mônica (Orlando Pride), Jucinara (Corinthians), Letícia Santos (Sportclub Sand), Maurine (Santos)

MIDFIELDERS: Fran (Avaldsnes Idrettslag), Andressinha (Houston Dash), Djenifer (Iranduba), Fabiana (Barcelona), Gabi Zanotti (Jiangsu Suning Ladies F.C.), Andressa Alves (Barcelona), Camila (Orlando Pride), Debinha (North Carolina Courage )

FORWARDS: Bia Zaneratto (Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels), Ludmila (Atlético de Madrid), Cristiane (Changchun Volkswagen Exc. Women‘s Club), Marta (Orlando Pride)

The two-match series is sure to be a fierce contest, with both teams featuring in the top 10 of the FIFA world rankings. The Matildas have jumped from seventh to sixth place in the rankings following their impressive display at the Tournament of Nations defeating fellow top 10 ranked nations the USA, Brazil and Japan.

MATCH DETAILS: Matildas v Brazil Pepper Stadium, Penrith Saturday 16 September 2017 Kick Off Time: 3:00pm (AEST) Matildas v Brazil McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle Tuesday 19 September 2017 Kick Off Time: 7:30pm (AEST)


(PHOTOS: Getty Images)

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