8 Jun 2012

Football Ferns vs China, Australia, Oly Whites vs Japan

6:42 pm on 8 June 2012

The national women's footballers will play two home internationals against China in Auckland later this month as the Football Ferns look to kick-start their Olympic preparations.

The first international will take place at Mangere's Centre Park on Sunday the 17th of June with the other at North Harbour Stadium on Wednesday June the 20th.

Both fixtures are likely to feature all of the Ferns' overseas-based professionals, who will be back in town for an Olympic preparation camp.

The teams have met 12 times in past including eight matches since 2006. China has won every encounter so far.

The two China tests will quickly be followed by two matches against Australia in Wollongong, with the men's Olympic team also confirming a July 11 match against Japan in Tokyo.