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.

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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…

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