Alen Stajcic names Australia Westfield Matildas squad for 2018 Algarve Cup.
Australia Westfield Matildas’ head coach Alen Stajcic has called up a 22-player squad to participate at the Algarve Cup 2018.
Kyah Simon has unfortunately been ruled out of the tournament due to injury she suffered in Sunday’s Westfield W-Legaue 2018 Grand Final won by Melbourne City FC, and has been replaced iby 19-year-old Adelaide United midfielder Alex Chidiac.
Australia are in Group A at the Algarve Cup alongside the hosts Portugal, Norway and China PR. They will kick-off their tournament campaign against Norway on 28 February at the Estádio Municipal de Albufeira. Take a look at all the 2018 Algarve Cup fixtures.
The 2018 Algarve Cup will play an important role in Australia’s preparations for the crucial 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, which will be held in Jordan.
Australia are in Group B of the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup with Nadeshiko Japan, Korea Republic and Vietnam. The top five teams at the tournament will qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, hosted in France.
Australia squad to play at Algarve Cup 2018:
|Squad Number||Name||Club, Country|
|1||Lydia WILLIAMS (Gk)||Melbourne City FC, Australia|
|2||Caitlin COOPER||Sydney FC, Australia|
|3||Hannah BREWER||Newcastle Jets, Australia|
|4||Clare POLKINGHORNE||Brisbane Roar FC, Australia|
|5||Laura ALLEWAY||Melbourne Victory, Australia|
|6||Chloe LOGARZO||Sydney FC, Australia|
|7||Steph CATLEY||Melbourne City FC, Australia|
|8||Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT||FFC Turbine Potsdam, Germany|
|9||Emily CONDON||Adelaide United, Australia|
|10||Emily VAN EGMOND||Newcastle Jets, Australia|
|11||Lisa DE VANNA||Sydney FC, Australia|
|13||Tameka BUTT||Brisbane Roar FC, Australia|
|14||Alanna KENNEDY||Melbourne City FC, Australia|
|15||Emily GIELNIK||Brisbane Roar FC, Australia|
|16||Hayley RASO||Brisbane Roar FC, Australia|
|17||Alex CHIDIAC||Adelaide United, Australia|
|18||Mackenzie ARNOLD (Gk)||Brisbane Roar FC, Australia|
|19||Katrina GORRY||Brisbane Roar FC, Australia|
|20||Samantha KERR||Perth Glory, Australia|
|21||Ellie CARPENTER||Canberra United, Australia|
|22||Larissa CRUMMER||Melbourne City FC, Australia|
|23||Michelle HEYMAN||Canberra United, Australia|
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