Matildas vs China

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The Matildas, our national Women’s Football team will go head to head with China in a series of two international matches. A close series is expected with Australia currently ranked 8th in the world and China considered one of the strong teams in the region ranked 16th. Australia lost 2-1 last year during the Women’s East Asian Cup qualifier.

89.3FM 2GLF’s football team will be calling both games live during the series kicking off our coverage of Women’s Football this season.

Head Coach Hesterine de Reus has said she will be using these matches as part of preparations for next year’s AFC Women’s Asian Cup which will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 14-25 May.

“It is very important for us to get game time together at any opportunity in the lead up to next year’s AFC Women’s Asian Cup,” said de Reus.

“In addition it is equally important for us to spend time together as a group training and working on various aspects of our game.

“These matches against China PR will show us where we need to be at to be competitive at the Asian Cup.

“The fact that these matches will also fall with the Westfield W-League season will also allow us to compare the level of the players when they are fully match fit,” concluded de Reus.

Westfield Matildas v China PR
Match Details
Game 1: 24 November 2013
WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Kick-off at 3PM, Coverage live from 2PM
LIVE: 89.3FM and 893fm.com.au (Live and On Demand)

Game 2: 24 November 2013
Kick-off: 7PM Coverage from 6:30PM (89.3FM Replay at 11PM)
Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta
LIVE: Updates on 893fm.com.au

Australian Squad:
Teigen Allen Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Laura Alleway Brisbane Roar FC
Nicola Bolger * Sydney FC
Tameka Butt Brisbane Roar FC
Kim Carroll Brisbane Roar FC
Stephanie Catley Melbourne Victory FC
Brianna Davey Melbourne Victory
Lisa De Vanna Melbourne Victory FC
Kathryn Gill Perth Glory FC
Katrina Gorry Brisbane Roar FC
Michelle Heyman Canberra United
Elise Kellond-Knight Brisbane Roar FC
Samantha Kerr * Sydney FC
Clare Polkinghorne Brisbane Roar FC
Hayley Raso Brisbane Roar FC
Ashleigh Sykes Canberra United
Nicole Sykes Canberra United
Emily Van Egmond Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Lydia Williams Canberra United
Vedrana Popovic ** Brisbane Roar FC
Amy Chapman ** Brisbane Roar FC