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Matildas will be keen to forget 7-0 drubbing by Spain


The pressure is building on Matilda’s coach Tony Gustavsson after his decision to play inexperienced players against seventh-ranked Spain led to the Australians’ worst defeat in decades.

After a spirited first half in which they conceded a single goal, the Matildas collapsed in the second to be pummeled 7-0 as they prepare for next year’s home FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Swedish coach stuck to a plan to give opportunities to domestic players, resting key stars including  skipper Sam Kerr, Alanna Kennedy, Caitlin Foord, Kyah Simon and Mary Fowler, for Saturday night’s match at the Estadio Nuevo Colombino in Huelva.

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