Westfield Matildas Head Coach Hesterine de Reus today named a 23-Player squad that will meet Brazil in a two match series in Brisbane next week.
Westfield Matildas Head Coach Hesterine de Reus today named a 23-Player squad that will meet Brazil in a two match series at the Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre in Brisbane next week (Sunday 6 April (kick-off 3pm), and Wednesday 9 April (kick-off 4:30pm).
Fresh from finishing in seventh place at the Cyprus Women-s Cup where the Westfield Matildas played the Netherlands, Scotland, France and Italy, de Reus will be using these matches to fine tune her squad before the AFC Women-s Asian Cup 2014 which will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from from 14-25 May.
Co-Captain Kathryn Gill has the opportunity to equal Cheryl Salisbury-s record for the Most Number of A-International goals by a Matilda which stands at 38 goals.
Rhali Dobson, Casey Dumont and Amy Harrison are all in line to make their senior international debuts.
There will also be a distinct orange tinge to the Westfield Matildas with 8 Brisbane Roar players included in the squad (Laura Alleway, Tameka Butt, Kim Carroll, Katrina-Lee Gorry, Elise Kellond-Knight, Clare Polkinghorne, Vedrana Popovic & Hayley Raso).
Brazil are currently ranked 6th in the FIFA Women-s World Rankings (as at 28 March 2014) and the Westfield Matildas are in 11th place.
These two teams have met each other on 9 previous occasions with Brazil holding the advantage of 6 wins to the Westfield Matildas 3. In their last encounter at the 2011 FIFA Women-s World Cup Brazil defeated the Westfield Matildas 1-0 in the group stage of the tournament.
Tickets for the Sunday match will be available for general public purchasing from Tuesday 18 March. For full ticketing details please visit www.footballaustralia.com.au/tickets. Access to the Wednesday match is by invitation only with no public ticket sales.
The match played on Sunday 6 April will be broadcast live and exclusive on ABC TV.
First Names - Surname - Club - A-International Caps - (Goals) Teigen ALLEN Western Sydney Wanderers 30 (0) Laura ALLEWAY Brisbane Roar 21 (0) Mackenzie ARNOLD Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (0) Nicola BOLGER Sydney FC 1 (0) Hannah BREWER Newcastle Jets 1 (0) Tameka BUTT Brisbane Roar 37 (6) Kim CARROLL Brisbane Roar 53 (2) Stephanie CATLEY Melbourne Victory 19 (1) Brianna DAVEY Melbourne Victory/LdB FC Malmö 10 (0) Lisa DE VANNA Melbourne Victory/ Boston Breakers 84 (31) Rhali DOBSON Newcastle Jets - Casey DUMONT Sydney FC - Kathryn GILL Perth Glory 77 (37) Katrina-Lee GORRY Brisbane Roar 15 (5) Amy HARRISON Sydney FC - Michelle HEYMAN Canberra United 18 (7) Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT Brisbane Roar 40 (0) Alanna KENNEDY Western Sydney Wanderers 15 (0) Leena KHAMIS Sydney FC 21 (5) Clare POLKINGHORNE Brisbane Roar 66 (3) Vedrana POPOVIC Brisbane Roar 1 (0) Hayley RASO Brisbane Roar 7 (1) Emily VAN-EGMOND Western Sydney Wanderers 25 (7)
Westfield Matildas - International Friendly Match Schedule - April 2014
Westfield Matildas v Brazil Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre (QSAC), Kessels Road, Nathan, Brisbane Sunday, 6 April 2014 Kick-Off 3:00pm AEST Gates Open 2:00pm AEST
Ticket Prices Adult - $20 Child/Concession - $10 Family - $40
Ticket Prices are inclusive of GST & Booking Fee. Transaction and credit card fees may apply.
Concession (Pensioner, Student, Child) Pensioner - Aged,TPI (valid ID cards) including seniors cards Student - Full time tertiary and secondary school students (valid ID required) Child - 4-16 years inclusive (children 3 years and under are free unless they are occupying a seat) National Companion Card Accepted
Family Definition: 2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children
Ticketing details are available from www.footballaustralia.com.au/tickets
Westfield Matildas v Brazil Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre (QSAC), Kessels Road, Nathan, Brisbane Wednesday 9 April 2014 Kick-Off 4:30pm AEST Gates Open 3:30pm AEST
Please note that access to this match is by invitation only. No public ticket sales.
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