Eliza Campbell included in Westfield Matildas Squad for China matches


Westfield Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic today announced a 21-player squad for his team’s two-match series against China PR in Victoria next week.

The Westfield Matildas will enter their two-game campaign against China PR with plenty of confidence having defeated Brazil twice in September in front of bumper crowds in New South Wales. 

The Westfield Matildas’ squad for the forthcoming series against China PR is dominated by players currently starring in Australia’s Westfield W-League, and also includes two players – Caitlin Foord and Elise Kellond-Knight – who are currently playing their football abroad.

With an AFC Women’s Asian Cup next year in Jordan to prepare for, Stajcic said that the matches against China PR would provide his side with another opportunity to improve as a group.

“Our focus all throughout this year has been building the depth of the squad in the lead up to the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan,” said Stajcic.

“Our two games against China PR will be our 10th and 11th matches this year, and I believe that throughout 2017 we have progressed significantly.

“This camp will be important for players to put their hands up for selection for the Algarve Cup in Portugal next year, which will be our final competition before the Asian Cup.

“China PR are a very good team and will provide a tough test for us next week. Hopefully we can build on the fantastic support we received in New South Wales while in Victoria, while also progressing further as a team,” Stajcic concluded.

Both of the Westfield Matildas’ matches against China PR will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS 501 and SBS VICELAND.

Tickets to see the Westfield Matildas play in Melbourne (Wednesday 22 November) and Geelong (Sunday 26 November) are available at: matildas.footballaustralia.com.au  

Westfield Matildas Squad Information:

Name

Club, Country

A-International Caps (Goals)

Laura ALLEWAY

Melbourne Victory, AUSTRALIA

49 (2)

Mackenzie ARNOLD (GK)

Brisbane Roar, AUSTRALIA

14 (0)

Tameka BUTT

Brisbane Roar, AUSTRALIA

61 (8)

Eliza CAMPBELL (GK)

Adelaide United, AUSTRALIA

0 (0)

Ellie CARPENTER

Canberra United, AUSTRALIA

12 (1)

Steph CATLEY

Melbourne City FC, AUSTRALIA

62 (2)

Larissa CRUMMER

Melbourne City FC, AUSTRALIA

13 (2)

Lisa DE VANNA

Sydney FC, AUSTRALIA

126 (43)

Caitlin FOORD

Vegalta Sendai, JAPAN

58 (11)

Katrina GORRY

Brisbane Roar, AUSTRALIA

57 (14)

Amy HARRISON

Sydney FC, AUSTRALIA

5 (0)

Michelle HEYMAN

Canberra United, AUSTRALIA

53 (20)

Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT

FFC Turbine Potsdam, GERMANY

85 (1)

Alanna KENNEDY

Melbourne City FC, AUSTRALIA

57 (3)

Samantha KERR

Perth Glory, AUSTRALIA

55 (15)

Chloe LOGARZO

Sydney FC, AUSTRALIA

18 (0)

Clare POLKINGHORNE

Brisbane Roar, AUSTRALIA

97 (7)

Hayley RASO

Brisbane Roar, AUSTRALIA

21 (1)

Kyah SIMON

Melbourne City FC, AUSTRALIA

76 (21)

Emily VAN EGMOND

Newcastle Jets, AUSTRALIA

63 (14)

Lydia WILLIAMS (GK)

Melbourne City FC, AUSTRALIA

62 (0)

 

Match Details:

Westfield Matildas v China

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Kick-Off: 7:30pm (AEDT)

 

Westfield Matildas v China

GMHBA Stadium, Geelong

Sunday 26 November 2017

Kick-Off: 4.30pm (AEDT)

Both matches will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS 501 and SBS VICELAND.

Ticket Details

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