CommBank Matildas Squad Update

CommBank Matildas trio Mackenzie Arnold, Charlotte Grant and Holly McNamara have been ruled out of the upcoming November / December FIFA Women’s International Window due to injury.

McNamara was withdrawn from the squad last Tuesday following the confirmation that a ruptured right anterior crucial ligament would keep the Melbourne City forward on the sidelines for the foreseeable future.

A standard pre-camp evaluation has sidelined Grant after the defender was diagnosed with a hamstring injury.  Meanwhile, an arm injury will see goalkeeper and West Ham captain, Arnold, unavailable for the upcoming series against Canada.

We can confirm that Mackenzie Arnold has withdrawn from @TheMatildas upcoming international squad due to injury. 

Arnold sustained the injury in training on Saturday and will work with our medical team throughout the international break on her rehabilitation. pic.twitter.com/FEM3Ol2ntm

— West Ham United Women (@westhamwomen) November 26, 2023

Head Coach, Tony Gustavsson has named forward Remy Siemsen (Leicester City), midfielder Alex Chidiac (Tigres UANL Femenil) and goalkeeper Jada Whyman (Sydney FC) to replace the trio in the 23-player training camp squad.  Chidiac featured for the CommBank Matildas in the recent AFC Asian Qualifiers while Siemsen and Whyman participated in Australia’s pre-camp ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

Australia will take on the world number 10 at Starlight Stadium in Victoria on Friday, 1 December with kick off at 7.30pm PST (2 December at 2.30pm AEDT) before closing out the year at BC Place in Vancouver on Tuesday, 5 December with kick off at 7.00pm PST (6 December at 2.00pm AEDT).

The CommBank Matildas’ final internationals of 2023 will be available in Australia live and free on Network 10 and live on Paramount+.

COMMBANK MATILDAS | NOV/DEC 2023 INTERNATIONALS

Canada v CommBank Matildas 
Date: Friday, 1 December 2023 (local) / Saturday, 2 December (AEDT) 
Kick-off: 7.30pm PST (local) / 2.30pm (AEDT) 
Venue: Starlight Stadium, Langford, BC 
Broadcast: Network 10 and Paramount+

Canada v CommBank Matildas 
Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2023 (local) / Wednesday, 6 December (AEDT) 
Kick-off: 7.00pm PST (local) / 2.00pm (AEDT) 
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver, BC 
Broadcast: Network 10 and Paramount+

COMMBANK MATILDAS | SQUAD | NOV/DEC FIFA INTERNATIONAL WINDOW

NAME POSITIONCLUB CAPS (GOALS)JUNIOR CLUB /  
MEMBER FEDERATION
Ellie CARPENTERBackOlympique Lyon71 (4)Cowra and District JSC / Football New South Wales
Steph CATLEY (VC)BackArsenal WFC120 (5)East Bentleigh, SE Cougars / Football Victoria 
Alex CHIDIACMidfielderTigres UANL Femenil32 (2)Croydon Kings/ Football South Australia 
Kyra COONEY-CROSSMidfielderArsenal WFC38 (0) Bli Bli United FC / Football Queensland
Caitlin FOORDForwardArsenal WFC118 (33) Warilla Wanderers / Football New South Wales 
Mary FOWLERMidfielderManchester City WFC46 (13) Leichhardt FC / Football Queensland 
Katrina GORRYMidfielderUnattached103 (17) Mount Gravatt Hawks FC / Football Queensland
Clare HUNTBackParis Saint-Germain FC15 (0)Grenfell Junior Soccer Club / Football New South Wales
Alanna KENNEDYBackManchester City WFC117 (9)Campbelltown Cobras SC / Football New South Wales
Sam KERR (C)ForwardChelsea WFC128 (69) Western Knights SC / Football West 
Aivi LUIKBackBK Häcken43 (1)Palm Beach SC / Football Queensland
Teagan MICAHGoalkeeperLiverpool WFC15 (0) Brisbane Blue, Brisbane Central / Football Queensland
Courtney NEVINBackLeicester City WFC26 (0) Oakville Ravens SC / Football New South Wales 
Clare POLKINGHORNEBackVittsjö GIK164 (16) Wynnum Wolves, Capalaba Bulldogs / Football Queensland 
Hayley RASOForwardReal Madrid Femenino80 (15)Palm Beach SC / Football Queensland
Charlize RULEForwardBrighton & Hove Albion FC0 (0)Queens Park FC / Football New South Wales
Amy SAYERMidfielderKristianstads DFF9 (0)Northbridge FC / Football New South Wales
Remy SIEMSENForwardLeicester City FC6 (0)Manly United / Football New South Wales
Emily VAN EGMONDMidfielderNewcastle Jets on loan from San Diego Wave FC137 (31)Dudley Redhead United FC / Northern NSW Football
Clare WHEELERMidfielderEverton WFC17 (1)Adamstown Rosebud / Northern NSW Football
Lydia WILLIAMSGoalkeeperMelbourne Victory FC103 (0) Tuggeranong, Woden Valley / Capital Football  
Jada WHYMANGoalkeeperSydney FC0 (0)Tolland Football Club / Football New South Wales
Tameka YALLOPMidfielderBrisbane Roar FC117 (13)Mudgeeraba SC / Football Queensland 
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