Reduces the travel for European-based players.
It’s part of the MexTour, where the Mexican national sides play matches in the US to help connect with the large numbers of Mexican fans. Same reason the men’s teams played in Dallas last year.
Why would Mexico host a game in Australia?
Our Matildas Are Back, Live And Exclusive On Network 10 And Paramount+.
Our CommBank Matildas are back in action on 10, 10 Play and Paramount+, taking on Uzbekistan on Saturday, 24 February, live from 7.00pm AEDT.
In an unmissable Olympic Qualifier, cheer on our Tillies in their quest to make it to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
They are fearless, they are unstoppable, they are the Matildas.
Commbank Matildas v Uzbekistan:
- Saturday, 24 February: live from 7.00pm AEDT on 10, 10 Play and Paramount+.
- Wednesday, 28 February: live from 7.30pm AEDT on 10, 10 Bold in Perth, 10 Play and Paramount+.
NB: Match fixtures subject to change.
10 Play will stream every Australian match in the AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup 2024, to be held in Uzbekistan in March.
Possible extension of Socceroos & Matilda’s rights?
RS: Yes, and that despite those problems, Network 10 is going to be rewarded with the ongoing rights to televise the Socceroos and the Matildas, which are sure-fire winners when it comes to ratings.
MM: That’s true. Regardless of which station Football Australia chooses to sell the next round of Socceroos and Matildas’ broadcasting rights to, they are on a winner because of the popularity of both teams and both brands.
RS: And FA also knows that 10 will pay more than any other of the free-to-air stations.
Robbie Slater is forever doing Fox’s bidding
7 has cricket commitments and AFLW and 9 has the tennis leaving 10 as the home of the Socceroos and Matildas
Clearly aggrieved because 10 didn’t sign him when they signed a lot of the Fox pundits. He claims they could’ve got more money elsewhere and that’s untrue. No one was going to pay for the A league. Fox wanted to get rid of it.
Yes. That struck me as odd too, although he may be privy to some other intel being an insider.
10 Bold will broadcast the twilight A-League Men match between Sydney FC and Melbourne City (5.30pm AEDT kickoff) today, rather than the night match between Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers (7.45pm AEDT kickoff), so the 10 Bold coverage won’t clash with the main channel’s broadcast of Uzbekistan v Australia in the AFC women’s Olympic qualifier.
Smart thinking with them airing the twilight match tonight, instead of going up against the Matildas match.
Say what you say about 10/P but we have got more AFC content than what we had on Fox Sports. The full AFC Champions League is a huge bonus. AFC are pretty happy with 10/P+ despite the critics on social media.
Not to mention the increased presence on the ground at many of these matches. 10 make an effort to send reporters and analysts despite them doing off tube call most of the time.
That Robbie Slater also said people are complaining about the coverage. They use the same number of cameras and the vision switching seems on par with whatever you get elsewhere.
I doubt there is real interest from any other broadcaster making a big play for the rights
I think with the popularity of the Matilda’s & even the Socceroos, I assume 7,9,SBS etc would try to get the rights. Last night Matilda’s qualifier averaged 666k & reached 1.4mill.
But I don’t think 7 & 9 would want the A-league. So if the APL & FA want the rights to be with the same network then 10 probably would be in the box seat
Good ratings and the Matildas do rate well on 10. 10 has football, 7, has AFL and 9 has League.
they might try, but I wouldn’t expect any of them to go hard to pick them up. Everyone has been burnt by the Socceroos rights and frankly, it’s the Matildas who are going to drive any value in the next round of rights.
It makes sense from a continuity perspective to stay with 10 - but there is a real risk that the A-League’s performance drags down the value of all football rights.
10 has missed out on the 2026 Men’s World Cup to longtime incumbents SBS but a consolation is retaining the Socceroos and Matildas rights and establishing themselves as the home of Australian football