Australia’s Matildas gathered for their first training camp in more than a year under new coach Tony Gustavsson on Monday to begin preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and Women’s World Cup at home in 2023.
The team’s last match was the 2-1 qualifying victory over Vietnam in Cam Pha last March that secured a Games berth but much has changed since then.
Australia was named co-host of the next World Cup with New Zealand in June and Gustavsson, who helped the United States win back-to-back World Cup triumphs, was handed the head coach job some three months later.
The 23 women selected for the camp, who all play their club football in Europe and North America, got a first glimpse of what the Swede will be asking of them on a chilly day in central Netherlands.
“It was really fun and a good to see the way Tony sees the…