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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