International City: City's Matildas set to face China

Melbourne City Women’s stars Steph Catley, Lydia Williams, Kyah Simon, Alanna Kennedy and Larissa Crummer have been named in the Westfield Matildas 21-player-squad for the upcoming two-match International Series against China PR.  

Fresh from two consecutive home wins against Melbourne Victory and the Newcastle Jets in the W-League, City’s Matildas will return to AAMI Park to face China on Wednesday 22nd November, before concluding the two-match series at Simonds Stadium in Geelong only four days later. 

Catley, Williams and Kennedy return to international duty after helping the Matildas to a historic series win over Brazil in September in front of bumper crowds in New South Wales. 

Matildas stalwart Simon returns to the national team set-up in blistering form after missing out on the Australia's Tournament of Nations success and the series against Brazil through injury, netting twice in three W-League matches during an impressive start to life in City colours. 

She is joined by young striker Crummer, who returns to the international scene for the first time since the 2016 Rio Olympics after overcoming a difficult run of injuries over the past 12 months. Crummer opened her goal-scoring account for City in the W-League this season with a brace in Sunday's 5-2 win over Newcastle Jets. 

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

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

Match Details

Westfield Matildas v China PR

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Kick Off: 7:30pm (AEDT)

Westfield Matildas v China PR

Simonds Stadium, Geelong

Sunday 26 November 2017

Kick-Off: 4:30pm (AEDT)

Tickets for both matches are available for purchase from http://matildas.footballaustralia.com.au/tickets

Westfield Matildas Squad

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)