Australia are set to face Brazil for the fourth consecutive time at the Women's World Cup after Saturday night's draw in Paris placed the Matildas in Group C, along with Italy and Jamaica.
Of their three opponents, Brazil poses the toughest, yet most familiar, challenge for Australia in the group stage. With 18 previous meetings against As Canarinhas, the honours are fairly even with the Matildas winning nine, losing eight, with one match ending in a draw.
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Bruno Fornaroli's stay outside the Melbourne City first team will extend to a third week, growing the possibility that the A-League goalscoring sensation has played his last match for the club.
Coach Warren Joyce has again cited a lack of commitment in training for not selecting the Uruguayan for Saturday night's match against league leaders Perth.
"I am disappointed," he said. "I've talked a lot about commitment. You see how committed the owners are to being successful and how committed they are...
Alen Stajcic will lead an Australian contingent to Paris next week to learn the Matildas' World Cup fate in Saturday's draw.
Save for a last-minute switch, Australia will avoid tournament favourites United States, Germany, England, Canada and hosts France in the group stage.
The Matildas have reached the draw as one of the world's top six ranked nations and have earned a place in the seeded pot.
The 24 nations to compete for the biggest prize in women's sport were confirmed this weekend.
Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce has sensationally upped the ante in his selection standoff with Bruno Fornaroli, leaving the star striker out of his A-League squad for this weekend.
Fornaroli was omitted from City's squad to face Brisbane last week, and will miss Sunday's clash with Newcastle Jets.
Joyce was on the front-foot about the issue on Thursday, saying his players had given heart-to-heart commitments in preseason to "maximise their talents to be the best they could be every single day."...