Matilda will host a home match for the first time in 596 days, with Sam Kerr leading the side in two friendly matches against Brazil next week.
Australia will take on their samba rivals at Combank Stadium on 23 and 26 October, which will see a game of 22,500 people.
Kerr, who was recently nominated for the Ballon d’Or, grabs headlines for being green and gold among his 23-man squad, while Ellie Carpenter, Emily van Egmond, Kyah Simon and Caitlin Ford take on the national team’s action. I return.
Injuries have left Elise Kelond-Knight, Hayley Raso and Emily Gilnick out of the selection process, while Remi Simsen and Bryllieh want their first game for Henri Matildas.
Coach Tony Gustavsson explained that he will use the matches to prepare the team for the 2022 Asian Cup, which will be played in India in January, and will keep an eye on the 2023 World Cup, which will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand. .
“Preparation is number one,” Gustavsson said. “I said that after going to camp in September, when we played Ireland, we switched from ‘performance mode’ to ‘preparation mode’ at the Olympics. [ahead of India 2022 and Australia/New Zealand 2023].
“It doesn’t mean that we will go out on the field without trying to win – we will always try and win when we play every game – but we are not going to try to win at the cost of our preparation.
“We cannot run away from challenges and difficult games. We need to see this as a long journey towards the 23-inch World Cup.
Matilda team of 23 players (vs Brazil)
|Mackenzie Arnold||West Ham United, England||Teigan Micahoe||FC Rosengard, Sweden|
|angela beard||Fortuna Hjorring, Dinamarca||Courtney Nevin||Melbourne Victory, Australia|
|Ellie Carpenter||Lyon, France||Claire Polkinghorn||Vitsjo GIK, Sweden|
|steph catley||Arsenal, England||Jameela Rankin||Brisbane Roar, Ingletors|
|emma checker||Melbourne City, Australia||Carly Rustabakkame||LSK Women, Norway|
|Kyra Cooney-Cross||Melbourne Victory, Australia||remy simsen||Sydney FC, Australia|
|Caitlin Ford||Arsenal, England||what simon||Tottenham, England|
|Mary Fowler||Montpellier, France||Emily Van Egmond||Orlando Pride, USA|
|Charlotte Grant||FC Rosengard, Sweden||Claire Wheeler||Fortuna Hjorring, Dinamarca|
|brylyh henry||Western Sydney Wanderers, Australia||Lydia Williams||Arsenal, England|
|alana kennedy||Manchester City, England||Tameka Yellowpie||West Ham United, England|
|Sam Kerro||Chelsea, England|
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