Matildas 2019 Matches

Matildas Internationals for 2019

Written by Thomas Esamie.


Announced in December 2018 Australia hosted a 4 nations tournament on home soil in preparation for the World Cup later in 2019. This match against New Zealand is almost 40 years since the first Matildas match, which was against this same opponent, in October 1979. Between the announcement of the tournament and its taking place coach Alen Stajcic was controversially dismissed for reasons that were not disclosed. Ante Milicic was installed as his replacement barely 3 months before the start of the World Cup in a sequence of events that Australian Football fans are becoming all too familiar with. Note this match was moved from the original venue of Jubilee Oval in Kogarah due to concerns about the playing surface. This was a Friendly match.
Played : February 28 Venue : Leichhardt Oval, Kogarah
Australia
Lydia Williams, Ellie Carpenter, Stephanie Catley, Clare Polkinghorne, Alanna Kennedy (Laura Alleway 63), Elise Kellond-Knight (Amy Harrison 63), Emily van Egmond (Teresa Polias 63), Tameka Butt (Alexandra Chidiac 78), Samantha Kerr (Lisa De Vanna 63), Emily Gielnik (Hayley Raso 72), Caitlin Foord
Goals : Gielnik 44, Raso 75
2 - 0 New Zealand
Erin Nayler, Ria Percival, Ali Riley, Abby Erceg, Rebekah Stott, Meikayla Moore, Betsy Hassett, Annalie Longo (Emma Kete 82), Katie Bowen, Rosie White (Catherine Bott 74), Sarah Gregorius (Paige Satchell 66)
Referee : Fusako Kajiyama (Japan)
Attendance : 6805
Coaches : Ante Milicic (Australia), Tom Sermanni (New Zealand)
Australian squad


Next up South Korea who had soundly beaten Argentina in the first round so the winner here was likely in the box seat to be the overall winner as well. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 3 Venue : Lang Park, Brisbane
Australia
Mackenzie Arnold, Ellie Carpenter, Gema Simon, Clare Polkinghorne, Laura Alleway, Aivi Luik (Elise Kellond-Knight 64), Emily van Egmond (Amy Harrison 75), Tameka Butt (Alexandra Chidiac 75), Samantha Kerr (Caitlin Foord 64), Hayley Raso (Emily Gielnik 79), Lisa De Vanna (Princess Ibini-Isei 64)
Goals : Kerr 6pk, 45, De Vanna 37, Gielnik 81
4 - 1 South Korea
Kim Jung-Mi, Park Sera, Jang Sel-Gi, Lim Seon-Joo (Jang Chang 73), Jeong Yeon-Ga (Shin Dam-Yeong 52), Cho So-Hyun, Ji So-Yun, Lee Mi-na (Lee So-Dam 46), Son Hwa-yeon (Han Chae-Rin 70), Lee Geum-Min, Moon Mi-Ra (Jeon Ga-Eul 46)
Goal : Ji Soo Yun 12
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Attendance : 10520
Coaches : Ante Milicic (Australia), Yoon Deok Yeo (South Korea)
Australian squad


Australia rounded out the tournament with 3 wins against Argentina to claim the overall title ahead of their next outing against the USA. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 6 Venue : Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
Australia
Lydia Williams, Teigen Allen, Stephanie Catley, Laura Alleway (Gema Simon 23), Alanna Kennedy (Claire Polkinghorne 81), Elise Kellond-Knight, Amy Harrison (Aivi Luik 46), Alexandra Chidiac (Tameka Butt 69), Samantha Kerr (Lisa De Vanna 61), Emily Gielnik (Hayley Raso 61), Caitlin Foord
Goals : Kerr 4, Kennedy 33, Foord 90pk
3 - 0 Argentina
Vanina Correa (Gabriela Garton 45), Adriana Sachs, Eliana Stabile, Agustina Barroso, Aldana Cometti, Lorena Benitez (Linda Bravo 90), Mariana Larroquette, Vanesa Santana (Miriam Mayorga 83), Estefania Banini, Flor Bosegundo (Yamila Rodriguez 69), Soledad Jaimes (Maria Potassa 82)
Referee : Fusako Kajiyama (Japan)
Attendance : 6834
Coaches : Ante Milicic (Australia), Jose Carlos Borrello (Argentina)
Australian squad


Announced in early December 2018 this match would allow Australia to face the sternest of tests ahead of the World Cup This was a Friendly match.
Played : April 4 Venue : Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado
United States of America

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Coaches : Ante Milicic (Australia), (USA)
Australian squad


This was a World Cup Finals match.
Played : June 9 Venue : Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France
Australia

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x - x Italy

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Coaches : Ante Milicic (Australia), (Italy)
Australian squad


This was a World Cup Finals match.
Played : June 13 Venue : Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier, France
Australia

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x - x Brazil

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Coaches : Ante Milicic (Australia), (Brazil)
Australian squad


This was a World Cup Finals match.
Played : June 18 Venue : Stade des Alpes, Grenoble, France
Australia

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x - x Jamaica

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Coaches : Ante Milicic (Australia), (Jamaica)
Australian squad