Fans can expect an amazing game with the world number five ranked French team competing on Bastille Day, France’s national day, and the Matildas playing in front of a passionate home crowd.
It will be the last match for both teams before kicking off their FIFA Women’s World Cup campaigns a week later.
The Matildas will be back in Melbourne for their crucial final group game on Monday, 31 July against Canada at AAMI Park, one of six matches to be held at the venue during the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
As part of the pre-FIFA Women’s World Cup training window, the Matildas will spend a week preparing for the farewell match at the new Home of the Matildas at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus – which was delivered by the Victorian Government.
The Home of the Matildas will be a National Centre of Excellence for aspiring female footballers and provide a lasting legacy for the game in Australia, as part of the $116 million La Trobe University’s Sports Park Stage 3 redevelopment.
The state-of-the-art facility will be the long-term training base for Football Australia’s women’s national teams with more than 600 hours of training per year.
Local football clubs will have access to the centre’s pitches and community level training and programs. La Trobe University students will use the facility as part of the world-class sport industry placement program.
Victoria will play a major role at the FIFA Women’s World Cup across July and August with Canada, Jamaica and Morocco all to train at team base camps across Melbourne. The four nations who qualify for the two Round of 16 matches at AAMI Park will also train in Melbourne in the lead-up to their games.
The match will be another marquee event for Marvel Stadium, which continues to successfully host major events during the $225 million redevelopment – backed by the Victorian Government.