Four of Sydney FC’s Westfield W-League squad have been selected by Westfield Matildas Head Coach Hesterine de Reus to take on Brazil in a two match series at the Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre in Brisbane next week (Sunday 6 April (kick-off 3pm), and Wednesday 9 April (kick-off 4:30pm).
Four of Sydney FC-s Westfield W-League squad have been selected by Westfield Matildas Head Coach Hesterine de Reus to take on Brazil in a two match series at the Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre in Brisbane next week (Sunday 6 April (kick-off 3pm), and Wednesday 9 April (kick-off 4:30pm).
Casey Du Mont, Amy Harrison, Nicola Bolger and Leena Khamis have all been chosen as part of de Reus- 23 player squad with Harrison and Du Mont both in contention to make their senior international debuts.
Fresh from finishing in seventh place at the Cyprus Women-s Cup where the Westfield Matildas played the Netherlands, Scotland, France and Italy, de Reus will be using these matches to fine tune her squad before the AFC Women-s Asian Cup 2014 which will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from from 14-25 May.
Co-Captain Kathryn Gill has the opportunity to equal Cheryl Salisbury-s record for the Most Number of A-International goals by a Matilda which stands at 38 goals.
Brazil are currently ranked 6th in the FIFA Women-s World Rankings (as at 28 March 2014) and the Westfield Matildas are in 11th place.
These two teams have met each other on 9 previous occasions with Brazil holding the advantage of 6 wins to the Westfield Matildas 3. In their last encounter at the 2011 FIFA Women-s World Cup Brazil defeated the Westfield Matildas 1-0 in the group stage of the tournament.
BATTLE FOR THE FINALS AWAITS – With two home games remaining, the battle for finals football is well and truly on for the Sky Blues. First to visit Allianz Stadium is the Wellington Phoenix with Sydney FC-s last minute winner in the previous encounter still fresh in the memory. A week later Perth Glory will visit in what will be a season defining game for the Sky Blues – will finals football beckon? Be at Allianz Stadium to see it all unfold.
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