Cortnee Vine named in Matildas World Cup Squad

Sydney FC striker Cortnee Vine has been named as one of only two Liberty A-League players in the Australian squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Vine playing for Sydney FC in the Sydney Derby

Cortnee Vine has become a favourite of Tony Gustavsson’s since making her debut in 2022 against the Phillipines in a 4-0 victory for the Aussies. Since then she has made 16 caps for her national side and will now have the opportunity to play at a World Cup.

She becomes the first Sydney FC Women’s player to be representing the Sky Blues at the Women’s World Cup with a number of the squad having pulled on the Sydney FC jersey in the past.

Australia have drawn the Republic of Ireland, Nigeria and Canada in their group and will open the tournament on the 20th of July at Stadium Australia against the Irish. The top two teams will progress to the Round of 16.

Vine competing against Spain
Vine playing against Scotland

Congratulations once again Cortnee on such a fantastic achievement.

Full Squad

1Lydia WILLIAMSBrighton & Hove Albion WFC102 (0) 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019Tuggeranong, Woden Valley / Capital Football  
2Courtney NEVINLeicester City WFC22 (0) DebutOakville Ravens SC / Football New South Wales 
3Aivi LUIKBK Häcken 42 (1) 2019Palm Beach SC / Football Queensland 
4Clare POLKINGHORNEVittsjö GIK156 (16) 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019Wynnum Wolves, Capalaba Bulldogs / Football Queensland 
5Cortnee VINESydney FC 16 (3) DebutPeninsula Power FC / Football Queensland
6Clare WHEELEREverton WFC14 (0)DebutAdamstown Rosebud / Northern NSW Football
7Steph CATLEYArsenal WFC109 (3)2015, 2019East Bentleigh, SE Cougars / Football Victoria 
8Alex CHIDIACRacing Louisville FC27 (2) DebutCroydon Kings/ Football South Australia  
9Caitlin FOORDArsenal WFC108 (29) 2011, 2015, 2019Warilla Wanderers / Football New South Wales 
10Emily VAN EGMONDSan Diego Wave FC127 (30)2011, 2015, 2019Dudley Redhead United FC / Northern NSW Football
11Mary FOWLERManchester City FC36 (9) 2019Leichhardt FC / Football Queensland 
12Teagan MICAHFC Rosengård14 (0) 2019Brisbane Blue, Brisbane Central / Football Queensland
13Tameka YALLOPSK Brann112 (12)2011, 2015, 2019Mudgeeraba SC / Football Queensland
14Alanna KENNEDYManchester City WFC108 (8)2015, 2019Campbelltown Cobras SC / Football New South Wales
15Clare HUNTWestern Sydney Wanderers FC5 (0)DebutGrenfell Junior Soccer Club / Football New South Wales
16Hayley RASOUnattached70 (12)2015, 2019Banora Point SC / Football Queensland
17Kyah SIMONUnattached111 (29)2011, 2015Quakers Hill, Hills Brumbies / Football New South Wales
18Mackenzie ARNOLDWest Ham United FC34 (0) 2015, 2019Burleigh Heads SC / Football Queensland 
19Katrina GORRYVittsjö GIK93 (17) 2015, 2019Mount Gravatt Hawks FC / Football Queensland
20Sam KERRChelsea WFC120 (63) 2011, 2015, 2019Western Knights SC / Football West 
21Ellie CARPENTEROlympique Lyon61 (3)2019Cowra and District JSC / Football New South Wales
22Charlotte GRANTVittsjö GIK 18 (1) DebutCumberland United Women’s FC / Football South Australia 
23Kyra COONEY-CROSSHammarby IF27 (0) DebutBli Bli United FC / Football Queensland