International City: Three players called up for Matildas series with Chile

Lydia Williams, Elise Kellond-Knight and Tameka Butt have all been selected in the Westfield Matildas 20-player-squad for Australia’s two-match ‘Seven Consulting International Series’ against Chile later this month.

After taking on France and England abroad in October, the Westfield Matildas will return to home soil in November to play fellow 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup contestants Chile in front of anticipated strong crowds in Penrith and Newcastle.

Ahead of the series, Westfield Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic highlighted the importance of the series as his squad prepares for next year’s FIFA World Cup.

“Our upcoming matches against Chile represent a key part of our ongoing preparation for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France,” Stajcic said. “With the draw for the tournament being held next month, it is vital that we continue to play and familiarise ourselves with a diverse range of opponents.”

“Chile performed strongly at this year’s Copa America and in October secured a win and draw against South Africa. They (Chile) will be a great challenge for us, but in front of large, vocal home crowds in Penrith and Newcastle I expect us to perform strongly,” he said.

Williams, Kellond-Knight and Butt will go into camp on Monday ahead of the series.

Match details

Westfield Matildas v Chile
Date:
Saturday, 10 November 2018
Venue: Panthers Stadium, Penrith
Kick-off: 3pm (AEDT)
Broadcast: Live on FOX SPORTS 505, SBS TV, and the My Football Live app

Westfield Matildas v Chile
Date:
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Kick-off: 7.30pm (AEDT)
Broadcast: Live on FOX SPORTS 505, SBS TV, and the My Football Live app

Tickets for both matches are available to purchase from: https://matildas.footballaustralia.com.au/ 

Westfield Matildas 20-player squad

Name

Club, Country

A-International Caps (Goals)

Laura ALLEWAY

Melbourne Victory, Australia

55 (2)

Mackenzie ARNOLD (Gk)

Unattached

21 (0)

Tameka BUTT

Melbourne City FC, Australia

72 (10)

Ellie CARPENTER

Canberra United, Australia

26 (1)

Larissa CRUMMER

Newcastle Jets, Australia

23 (4)

Lisa DE VANNA

Sydney FC, Australia

142 (45)

Caitlin FOORD

Sydney FC, Australia

65 (11)

Alex CHIDIAC

Atletico Madrid, Spain

13 (1)

Emily GIELNIK

Melbourne Victory, Australia

22 (4)

Katrina GORRY

Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

71 (14)

Michelle HEYMAN

Adelaide United, Australia

60 (20)

Princess IBINI-ISEI

Sydney FC, Australia

4 (0)

Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT

Melbourne City FC, Australia

100 (1)

Alanna KENNEDY

Sydney FC, Australia

72 (6)

Sam KERR

Perth Glory FC, Australia

70 (26)

Chloe LOGARZO

Sydney FC, Australia

35 (6)

Clare POLKINGHORNE

Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

110 (9)

Amy SAYER

Sydney FC, Australia

3 (0)

Emily VAN EGMOND

Newcastle Jets, Australia

80 (16)

Lydia WILLIAMS (Gk)

Melbourne City FC, Australia

73 (0)