Matildas 2017 Matches

Matildas Internationals for 2017

Written by Thomas Esamie.


Australia begin 2017 with participation in the Algarve Cup, a 12-nation tournament in 3 groups of 4. Australia was paired with China, the Netherlands and Sweden. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 1 Venue : Estadio Municipal de Albufeira, Portugal
Australia
Lydia Williams, Gema Simon, Stephanie Catley, Elise Kellond-Knight, Caitlin Foord, Emily van Egmond, Lisa De Vanna (Emily Gielnik 74), Alanna Kennedy, Hayley Raso, Kyah Simon (Amy Harrison 83), Samantha Kerr
0 - 1 Sweden
Hedvig Lindahl, Jonna Andersson, Linda Sembrant, Nilla Fischer, Lisa Dahlkvist (Hanne Grahns 72), Lotta Schelin (Mimmi Larsson 84), Kosovare Asllani, Stina Blackstenius (Pauline Hammarlund 46), Jessica Samuelsson (Line Hurtig 72), Caroline Seger, Elin Rubensson (Hanna Folkesson 46) BR>Goal : Schelin 60
Referee : Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)
Attendance :
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), Pia Sundhage (Sweden)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


Australia begin 2017 with participation in the Algarve Cup, a 12-nation tournament in 3 groups of 4. Australia was paired with China, the Netherlands and Sweden. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 3 Venue : Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal
Australia
Lydia Williams, Clare Polkinghorne, Stephanie Catley, Elise Kellond-Knight (Emily van Egmond 31), Caitlin Foord (Lisa de Vanna 70), Alanna Kennedy, Emily Gielnik, Hayley Raso, Katrina-Lee Gorry, Samantha Kerr (Kyah Simon 69), Alexandra Chidiac
Goals : Gielnik 16,31, Kennedy 45
3 - 2 Netherlands
Loes Geurts, Desiree van Lunteren, Stefanie van der Gragt (Kelly Zeeman 65), Mandy van den Berg, Anouk Dekker (Sherida Spitse 65), Shanice van den Sanden, Vivianne Miedema, Danielle van den Donk (Renate Jansen 68), Lieke Martens, Jackie Groenen (Sisca Folkertsma 84), Siri Worm (Kika van Es 85)
Goals : Miedema 75, Spitse 79
Referee : Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)
Attendance : 100
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


Australia begin 2017 with participation in the Algarve Cup, a 12-nation tournament in 3 groups of 4. Australia was paired with China, the Netherlands and Sweden. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 6 Venue : Estadio Municipal de Albufeira, Portugal
Australia
Mackenzie Arnold, Ellie Carpenter, Gema Simon (Alanna Kennedy 59), Clare Polkinghorne, Stephanie Catley, Caitlin Foord (Elise Kellond-Knight 46), Emily van Egmond, Lisa De Vanna (Emily Gielnik 60), Kyah Simon (Amy Harrison 77), Katrina-Lee Gorry, Samantha Kerr (Hayley Raso 85)
Goals : Gielnik 61, Carpenter 84
2 - 1 China
Zhao Lina, Liu Shanshan, Gao Chen, Wu Haiyan, Tang Jiali (Han Peng 74), Yang Li (Li Ying 63), Wang Shanshan, Wang Shuang, Zhao Rong, Zhang Rui, Ren Guixin
Goal : Wang Shanshan 36
Referee : Riem Hussein (Germany)
Attendance : 300
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), Bruno Bini (China)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


With 6 points Australia topped the group, but the other 2 groups were topped by Spain and Canada on 7 points, meaning Australia went into the 3rd place match against Denmark (who was the best placed of the 3 other teams who also finished on 6 points. The match went stright to penalties after 90 minutes where Denmark prevailed 4-1. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 8 Venue : Estadio Municipal de Albufeira, Portugal
Australia
Lydia Williams, Ellie Carpenter, Gema Simon (Lisa de Vanna 46), Amy Harrison (Clare Polikinghorne 46), Stephanie Catley, Elise Kellond-Knight, Emily van Egmond (Alexandra Chidiac 80), Alanna Kennedy, Emily Gielnik (Samantha Kerr 63), Kyah Simon, Katrina-Lee Gorry
Goal : Simon 36
Penalties : Kellond-Knight, Polkinghorne (saved), Kerr (saved)
1 - 1 Denmark
Stina Lykke Petersen, Line Roddik Hansen, Janni Arnth (Mie Jans 62), Simone Boye Sorensen (Luna Gevitz 61), Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen, Theresa Nielsen, Pernille Harder, Katrine Veje (Cecilie Sandvej 65), Line Sigvardsen-Jensen, Nanna Christiansen (Maja Kildemoes 46), Nicoline Sorensen (Stine Larson 46)
Goal : Harder 80
Penalties : Roddik Hansen, Petersen, Larsen, Troelsgaard
Referee : Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)
Attendance :
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), Nils Nielsen (Denmark)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


Australia were invoted to take part in the 2017 Tournament of Nations held in the USA involving the host country and Brazil and Japan. First up the hosts and World Cup holders, in the other match the sides drew 1-1. This was a Friendly match.
Played : July 27 Venue : Century Link Field, Seattle, USA
United States
Alyssa Naeher, Samantha Mewis, Becky Sauerbrunn, Abby Dahlkemper, Lindsey Horan (Carli Lloyd 64), Casey Short, Megan Rapinoe, Taylor Smith (Kelley O'Hara 76), Allie Long (Morgan Brian 77), Mallory Pugh (Crystal Dunn 58), Christen Press (Alex Morgan 64)
0 - 1 Australia
Lydia Williams, Stephanie Catley, Elise Kellond-Knight, Caitlin Foord (Emily Gielnik 81), Emily van Egmond, Lisa De Vanna (Hayley Raso 53), Tameka Butt (Chloe Logarzo 73), Alanna Kennedy, Katrina-Lee Gorry, Samantha Kerr (Princess Ibini 90), Ellie Carpenter
Goal : Butt 67
Referee : Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)
Attendance : 15748
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), Jillian Ellis (USA)
Australian squad Match Report by USSF


Australia were invoted to take part in the 2017 Tournament of Nations held in the USA involving the host country and Brazil and Japan. Although being down early Australia, specifically Sam Kerr, completely outplayed Japan and came out with a stirring win to lead the tournament. The USA won the corresponding match against Brazil 4-3. This was a Friendly match.
Played : July 30 Venue : Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, USA
Australia
Mackenzie Arnold, Clare Polkinghorne, Chloe Logarzo (Caitlin Foord 63), Stephanie Catley, Elise Kellond-Knight, Emily van Egmond (Tameka Butt 75), Alanna Kennedy, Emily Gielnik (Lisa De Vanna 67), Hayley Raso (Ellie Carpenter 76), Katrina Gorry (Alex Chidiac 89), Samantha Kerr (Princess Ibini 83)
Goals : Kerr 11, 16, 43, van Egmond 62pk
4 - 2 Japan
Sakiko Ikeda, Hikaru Kitagawa (Miho Manya 84), Nana Ichise, Riho Sakamoto (Rumi Utsugi 46), Hikari Takagi (Yui Hasegawa 46), Hikaru Naomoto (Ayumi Oya 46), Yu Nakasoto, Rin Sumida, Emi Nakajima (Madoka Haji 78), Kumi Yokoyama (Yuka Momiki 55), Mina Tanaka
Goals : Tanaka 6, Momiki 90
Referee : Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)
Attendance : 9597
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), Asako Takakura (Japan)
Australian squad Match Report by USSF


Australia were invoted to take part in the 2017 Tournament of Nations held in the USA involving the host country and Brazil and Japan. Again down a goal early The Matildas outplayed Brazil in an exhilarating match that capped a sterling week of results and heightens expectations for the next World Cup. Though winning 3-0 against Japan the hosts could only manage 2nd place in the 4-team tournament and Brazil last on goal difference. This was a Friendly match.
Played : August 3 Venue : StubHub Center, Carson, USA
Australia
Mackenzie Arnold, Laura Alleway (Alanna Kennedy 72), Chloe Logarzo (Tameka Butt 29), Stephanie Catley, Elise Kellond-Knight (Gema Simon 88), Caitlin Foord, Emily van Egmond, Lisa De Vanna (Hayley Raso 57), Katrina Gorry (Caitlin Cooper 79), Samantha Kerr (Princess Ibini 82), Ellie Carpenter
Goals : De Vanna 7, 34, Foord 32, 68, Gorry 41, Kerr 81
6 - 1 Brazil
Dani Neuhaus, Bruna Benites (Jucinara Thais Soares Pas 72), Djenifer Becker (Maria Aparecida Souza Alves 58), Tamires Cassia Dias Gomes, Leticia Santos de Oliveira, Beatriz Zaneratto Joao, Andressa Machry, Francielle Manoel Alberto (Debora Cristiane de Oliveira 40), Ludmila da Silva (Francisleide dos Santos Barbosa 68), Camila Martins Pereira, Monica Hickmann Alves
Goal : Camila 2
Referee : Christina Unkel (United States)
Attendance : 11948
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), Emily Alves da Cunha Lima (Brazil)
Australian squad Match Report by USSF


Australia announced on the 5th of July that it would host a two match series against Brazil to be played in Penrith and Newcastle as a way to test the depth of the Matildas squad ahead of the Asian Cup in April 2018 as well as provide opportunities for revenge for the World Cup defeat at the hands of Brazil.. This was a Friendly match.
Played : September 16 Venue : Penrith Stadium, Australia
Australia
Lydia Williams, Stephanie Catley, Elise Kellond-Knight, Caitlin Foord, Emily van Egmond, Lisa De Vanna (Hayley Raso 71), Tameka Butt (Chloe Logarzo 76), Alanna Kennedy, Katrina-Lee Gorry, Samantha Kerr (Georgia Yeoman-Dale 90), Ellie Carpenter
Goals : De Vanna 41, Kerr 67
2 - 1 Brazil
Dani Neuhaus, Leticia Santos de Oliveira, Bruna Benites, Rafaelle Souza, Rosana dos Santos Augusta (Jucinara Thais Soares Pas 71), Fabiana da Silva Simoes (Debora Cristiane de Oliveira 72), Andressa Alves de Silva (Beatriz Zaneratto Joao 72), Djenifer Becker (Thaisa de Moraes Rosa Moreno 57), Marta Vieira da Silva, Andressa Cavalari Machry (Ludmila da Silva 90), Cristiane Rozeira
Goal : Debinha 79
Referee : Anne Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
Attendance : 15089
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), Emily Alves da Cunha Lima (Brazil)
Australian squad


While the first match was well attended and was closely contested this second game was even more well attended but the contest, after the early Brazil goal faded and the bulk of the second half Australia were well on top much to the frustration of the Brazilian players who resorted to petulant fouls and arguing with the referee, which kind of worked out for them as they won a penalty that, if you wanted to be generous, was marginal. Still Australia gave as good as they got and made it 3 wins on the trot against the once unbeatable Brazil. This was a Friendly match.
Played : September 19 Venue : Newcastle International Sports Centre, Australia
Australia
Lydia Williams, Clare Polkinghorne, Chloe Logarzo (Lisa De Vanna 75), Stephanie Catley, Elise Kellond-Knight, Emily van Egmond (Tameka Butt 87), Alanna Kennedy, Hayley Raso (caitlin Foord 46), Katrina-Lee Gorry, Samantha Kerr, Ellie Carpenter
Goals : Kerr 38, 66, Foord 47
3 - 2 Brazil
Dani Neuhaus, Bruna Benites, Rafaelle Souza, Rosana dos Santos Augusta (Jucinara Thais Soares Pas 91), Leticia Santos de Oliveira, Fabiana da Silva Simoes (Andressa Alves de Silva 64), Marta Vieira da Silva, Thaisa de Moraes Rosa Moreno, Andressa Cavalari Machry, Cristiane Rozeira, Beatriz Zaneratto Joao (Ludmila da Silva 64)
Goals : Fabiana 1, Marta 86pk
Referee : Lara Lee (Australia)
Attendance : 16829
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), Emily Alves da Cunha Lima (Brazil)
Australian squad


Announced on the 20th of September the FFA continues the series of home matches with a 2 game series against China. One eye on preparations for the Asian Cup in 2018 another on the World Cup in France in 2019 and a third eye far ahead to the possibilities of hosting the World Cup in 2023. This was a Friendly match.
Played : November 22 Venue : Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
Australia
Mackenzie Arnold (Eliza Campbell 82), Clare Polkinghorne, Stephanie Catley (Chloe Logarzo 46), Caitlin Foord, Emily van Egmond, Lisa De Vanna (Michelle Heyman 86), Tameka Butt (Kyah Simon 67), Alanna Kennedy, Hayley Raso, Katrina-Lee Gorry (Amy Harrison 90), Samantha Kerr (Larissa Crummer 86)
Goals : Kerr 23, 64, Butt 53
3 - 0 China
Zhao Lina, Liu Shanshan (Xue Jiao 76), Wu Haiyan, Wang Shuang, Tang Jiali (Song Duan 61), Wang Shanshan, Zhang Rui, Xu Yanlu (Han Peng 76), Ren Guixin (Li Ying 83), Ma Jun, Li Danyang
Referee : Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
Attendance : 10904
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), Sigurour Ragnar Eyjolfsson (China)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


This was a Friendly match.
Played : November 26 Venue : Kardinia Park, Geelong
Australia
Lydia Williams (Eliza Campbell 84), Laura Alleway, Chloe Logarzo (Michelle Heyman 74), Elise Kellond-Knight, Caitlin Foord Lisa De Vanna 82), Emily van Egmond (Amy Harrison 63), Alanna Kennedy, Kyah Simon, Katrina-Lee Gorry (Hayley Raso 64), Samantha Kerr (Larissa Crummer 82), Ellie Carpenter
Goals : Simon 14, Li Danyang 24og, Kerr 38, 58, Logarzo 68
5 - 1 China
Bi Xiaolin (Lu Fei Fei 29), Wu Haiyan, Wang Shanshan, Yueyun Lu (Tang Jiali 46), Xue Jiao, Zhang Rui, Xu Yanlu, Ren Guixin, Ma Jun, Li Danyang (Li Dongna 78), Song Duan (Han Peng 46)
Goal : Ren Guixin 7
Referee : Sandra Strub (Switzerland)
Attendance : 6338
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), Sigurour Ragnar Eyjolfsson (China)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA