Relocated to Sydney from China at late notice due to the coronavirus outbreak, the tournament match dates for the four teams will now be February 3, 7, 10 and 12, with changes to matchdays two, three and four.
Changes have been necessary with the China team kept in quarantine lockdown at their Brisbane hotel after arriving last week.
FFA said on Sunday matches scheduled for day four on February 12 – when Australia play China – could yet be moved back to February 13 to allow more rest for participating teams.
Matildas coach Ante Milicic said the repeated changes had been challenging for all teams but the latest delay could help due to Sam Kerr’s injury, suffered against Arsenal last month.
“Probably those extra days worked in her favour and our favour,” Milicic said.
“Sam is not at full training at the moment but she is making good progress every day.
“We are really pleased with the way she is going but at the same time there is player welfare involved and we won’t risk Sam or any player.”
China’s team must remain in quarantine until Wednesday, two days before their opening game against Thailand.
“They have not been able to train since they entered the country,” FFA CEO James Johnson said.
“They have been isolated in Queensland … so the matches need to be pushed back to ensure that in all fairness to the participating teams they can have an opportunity to prepare for the matches.”
Matchday 1 – Monday, Feb 3
Thailand v Taiwan – 7:30pm Campbelltown Stadium
Matchday 2 – Friday, Feb 7
China v Thailand – 4:30pm, Australia v Taiwan – 7:30pm Campbelltown Stadium
Matchday 3 – Monday, Feb 10
Taiwan v China – 4:30pm, Thailand v Australia – 7:30pm Campbelltown Stadium
Matchday 4 – Weds Feb 12
Australia v China – 7:30pm Bankwest Stadium