The Matildas were hoping to get a clean sweep in their friendly’s against Brazil, but Tuesday’s game didn’t go as planned.

The Aussie’s aimed for back-to-back wins against their South American opponents, but in the end only managed 2 points to claim a draw.

Brazil took full advantage of the Matildas frail defence and hit back after their 3-1 loss on Saturday.

Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta Woman Jada Whyman, got the call-up on Sunday as an injury replacement for Teagan Micah.

Whyman is Sydney FC’s Goalkeeper and no stranger to the Matildas, previously earning call-ups with the senior national team and representing Australia at U20 and U17 levels.

Whyman got the call on her 22nd birthday saying that it was a “cool birthday present“.

“It was my first session training with a team group in three months, so I really enjoyed it,” she said.

“I’ve been doing some individual work throughout that time, so it wasn’t too hard to get into the swing of things. I already had my head set for pre-season with Sydney FC which starts this week so this will definitely help with that too.

“It feels good to back to being around football and playing like this again.”

Mistakes are hide to hide when you’re in the goals and Matildas Goalkeeper Lydia Williams said she just has to roll with those mistakes.

“I was set up for a cross and obviously it came off the boot and it was going into the top corner,” Williams said.

“It turned into a save and I guess that’s how it went.

“We’ll look at the footage and stuff, but as a goalkeeper, you kind of roll with the punches I guess.”

The Matildas currently have 12 games unbeaten at home.
By Teisha Cloos