Mumbai: They may be separated by more than 80 places in the world rankings, but Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson will take nothing for granted when his side begin their AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ campaign against Indonesia on Friday.
The Matildas are a powerhouse in this competition, reaching the final in four of the last five editions and touching down in India as the highest-ranked team in this year’s event, while Indonesia have qualified for the group stage for the first time since 1989.
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Australia showdown 33 years in the making, says Indonesia’s Ade Mustikiana
Mumbai: Australia are hot favourites to make a successful start to their AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ campaign on Friday, but their opponents will be fuelled by three decades in the wilderness, according to Indonesia captain Ade Mustikiana Oktafiani.
On paper, at least, it is the biggest mismatch at the tournament.
While the world number 11 Matildas arrived in India having reached the final in four of the last five AFC Women’s Asian Cups, not one player from the 94th-ranked Indonesia had been born when they were last seen at the continental Finals back in 1989.