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Matildas manager Ante Milicic today announced a 21-player squad to represent Australia for the upcoming two-match friendly series against Chile in November.

The group will feature 18 players returning to the fold after the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, with Adelaide United goalkeeper Sarah Willacy and Melbourne Victory defender Jenna McCormick both in line to make their international debuts, while Melbourne City defender Emma Checker will be looking to make her return to the side after a two-year absence from international football.

Milicic said that he expects players to be completely focused on the task at hand, knowing there will be places up for grabs in the final round of Olympic qualifying early next year.

“These two games against Chile will be our only fixtures prior to February’s first phase of qualifying for Tokyo 2020, so we will be treating them with the utmost concentration and professionalism as we aim to make great use of our time together,” he said.

 

Matildas 21-player squad vs Chile, 9 & 12 November:

Name

Club

Mackenzie ARNOLD (GK)

Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

Ellie CARPENTER

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Steph CATLEY

Reign FC, USA

Emma CHECKER

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Caitlin FOORD

Sydney FC, Australia

Emily GIELNIK

Bayern Munich, Germany

Katrina GORRY

Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

Amy HARRISON

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT

Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

Alanna KENNEDY

Sydney FC, Australia

Sam KERR (C)

Chicago Red Stars, USA

Chloe LOGARZO

Sydney FC, Australia

Aivi LUIK

Avaldsnes, Norway

Jenna MCCORMICK

Melbourne Victory, Australia

Clare POLKINGHORNE

Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

Hayley RASO

Uncontracted

Karly ROESTBAKKEN

Canberra United, Australia

Emily VAN EGMOND

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Sarah WILLACY (GK)

Adelaide United FC, Australia

Lydia WILLIAMS (GK)

Reign FC, USA

Tameka YALLOP

Klepp IL, Norway/Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

 

Matildas v Chile
Saturday, 9 November 2019
Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta
Kick-off 3.00pm AEDT

Matildas v Chile
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
Kick-off 7.00pm ACDT (7.30pm AEDT)