Vine and Whyman named In Matildas squad

Sydney FC team members, Cortnee Vine and Jada Whyman, have been called up to represent Australia in the Matildas squad. The two young stars will travel to Tashkent, Uzbekistan in two week’s time before returning to Australia to partake in a two-match series for round three of the AFC Women’s Paris 2024 Olympic Qualifiers.

Star forward, Cortnee Vine made her debut for Tony Gustavsson’s side in January 2022 during the Women’s Asian Cup against the Philippines in Mumbai. Since her debut, the Sky Blue has gone on to represent Australia for 26 caps and has scored 3 goals, not including the now famous penalty against France in the 2023 FIFA World Cup Quarter-Final.

Vine’s last appearance for the Matildas was in October 2023 against the Philippines when she was substituted after ten minutes after sustaining a hamstring injury. Vine returned to the field for round seven of the Liberty A-League fixture and has since been in top shape.

Sydney FC goalkeeper, Jada Whyman, is looking to make her international debut after securing 14 caps across both Junior, Youth and Matildas Under 20 squads.

The 24-year-old was invited to train with the Matildas camp in 2021 and recently was named in the line-up for a friendly two match series against Canada in December 2023. The Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman has been in good form for the Sky Blues and has cemented herself as one of the strongest players on the field in the Liberty A-League, keeping the most clean sheets this season.

Whyman during a Matildas training session in 2022.

We wish Cortnee and Jada, and the Matildas squad the best of luck!

You can find all match details and squad line-up below.

MATCH SCHEDULE | AFC WOMEN’S PARIS 2024™ OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS – ROUND 3

Uzbekistan v Australia
Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Kick-off: 2.00pm (local) / 8.00pm AEDT
Venue: Milliy Stadium, Tashkent
Broadcast: Paramount ANZ

Australia v Uzbekistan
Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Kick-off: 8.00pm AEDT
Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Broadcast: Paramount ANZ

FINAL SQUAD | AFC WOMEN’S PARIS 2024™ OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS – ROUND 3