Live Match Centre: France v Australia | International Friendly (5 October 2018)
Follow the live match updates as France host Australia for an international friendly match on Friday 5 October (21:00 local) at the stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne.
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France and Australia will face each other in an international friendly match as part of both team’s preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019.
France are the hosts of the biggest global women’s football tournament next summer, whilst the Matildas successfully secured qualification after earning a runner place finish at the 2018 AFC Women’s Cup; they were defeated 1-0 in the final by Japan with the goal scored by Kumi Yokoyama.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup will take place from 7 June to 7 July 2018 in nine cities.
France squad to play Australia & Cameroon:
Karima Benameur, Sarah Bouhaddi, Pauline Peyraud-Magnin, Julie Debever, Sakina Karchaoui, Amel Majri, Griedge Mbock Bathy Nka, Eve Perisset, Wendie Renard, Marion Torrent, Aissatou Tounkara, Charlotte Bilbault, Elise Bussaglia, Maeva Clemaron, Onema Grace Geyoro, Amandine Henry, Viviane Asseyi, Kenza Dali, Kadidiatou Diani, Valerie Gauvin, Emelyne Laurent, Eugenie Le Sommer, Gaetine Thiney
Australia squad to play France & England
Mackenzie Arnold, Tameka Butt, Ellie Carpenter, Steph Catley, Alex Chidiac, Larissa Crummer, Lisa De Vanna, Caitlin Foord, Mary Fowler, Emily Gielnik, Princess Ibini, Elise Kellond-Knight, Chloe Logarzo, Aivi Luik, Jada Mathyssen-Whyman, Clare Polkinghorne, Amy Sayer, Kyah Simon
Australia Westfield Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic announced a squad of 18 players featuring a mix of experienced stars and some new faces. Stajcic is giving the players the opportunity to shine and earn a place in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 squad. Lisa De Vanna is included in the team selection and is set to earn her 141st international cap!
In the latest FIFA World Rankings, France dropped a place down to 4th position whilst Australia climbed two places up to 6th position.
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