FFA seal interim deal with Matildas

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced they have struck an interim deal with Professional Footballers Australia (PFA), with the Matildas' tour of China this month now set to go ahead.

The Matildas are looking to prepare for next year's 2016 Rio Olympic Games and will set-up a camp and tour in China.

In a statement revealed by the FFA, PFA have accepted an agreement that was on the same basis that was previously offered before the cancelled USA tour.

Last month FFA were forced to cancel the Matildas' scheduled tour of the U.S after the players went on a strike as the PFA pushed for a new collective bargaining agreement. 

"The agreement is on the same basis as was previously offered before the Matildas’ tour of the USA was cancelled in early September," the FFA statement read.

"The Westfield Matildas will play internationals against China and England in China.

"Also, the PFA has advised FFA it is in the process of putting the terms for the Whole of Game CBA to its members."

The Matildas will play friendlies against China and England on October 23 and 27 respectively.