Stop being shit and watch the Matildas

The Matildas are chasing cup glory and we bet you didn’t even know!

The 2017 invitational Algarve Cup kicked off Thursday morning (Australian time) in Portugal and runs until Wednesday. Here’s why you should get out of bed and watch LIVE on Fox Sports.

1. Top Ranking Teams are participating

Outside of World Cups and the Olympics how often do you get to see 10 of the Top 20 teams playing off against each other? Canada, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, China PR, Spain, Denmark and Iceland rank in the Top 20 of the FIFA Women’s World Rankings.

2. Asian Cup 2018 Preview

Get an inside look to see what will be on offer for the AFC World Cup Qualifiers before the 2019 World Cup in France with the top teams facing off including the current Asian Cup Champions, Japan.

3. Women’s Sport on TV

We’ve been crying out for years and this time, Fox Sports listened. All Matildas matches are broadcast live so let’s prove their decision correct and boost their viewing numbers so they do it again.

4. Watch the number one ranked Female Footballer in Asia

In December 2016 Matildas fullback Caitlin Foord was crowned the Asian Women’s Player of the Year. Witness what it means to be a top footballer as well as what it takes to be nominated as you watch Foord’s team mate Lisa De Vanna and China’s Tan Ruyin play in the Cup.

5. The Matildas

With the Socceroos only coming in at 54th in the latest ranking, the Matildas are ranked 6th in the world. Commit to the early wake up, get up and see why they’re one of Australia’s most successful international teams!

6. Support Australian Football

Unlike the Socceroos, all but a handful of the Matildas return in summer to play in the W-League. The players clock up the frequent flyer points, splitting up their time between international pursuits in Europe, Asia and the US in the first half of the year before returning to support Australian Football in a bid to make dividends as professional footballers.

The Matildas face the Netherlands on Saturday morning at 2am AEST, before meeting China on Tuesday at 2am AEST. Tune into FOX 503 to catch their next matches!

Feature image credit: Football NSW

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