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


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Played : Month Day Venue :
Australia

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Attendance :
Coaches : Alen Stajcic (Australia), (Opponent)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA