World Cup May 28, 2015 posted by TWG STAFF

2015 Women’s World Cup squads released

2015 Women’s World Cup squads released

FIFA released the final 23-player squads for all 24 participating nations for next month’s World Cup.

The squads contain many of the world stars but with the notable absence of 2014 FIFA World Player of the Year Nadine Kessler who was ruled our early due to a knee injury.

Nations have until 48 hours before the commencement of the first game to make any injury related changes.

The seventh edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off on 6 June 2015.

Group A

Canada

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Erin McLEOD 26.02.1983 GK Houston Dash (USA) 174 104 0
2 Emily ZURRER 12.07.1987 DF Jitex BK (SWE) 178 82 3
3 Kadeisha BUCHANAN 05.11.1995 DF West Virginia Univ. (USA) 170 34 2
4 Carmelina MOSCATO 02.05.1984 DF No club affiliation 171 91 2
5 Robyn GAYLE 31.10.1985 DF No club affiliation 168 81 2
6 Kaylyn KYLE 06.10.1988 MF Portland Thorns FC (USA) 173 95 6
7 Rhian WILKINSON 12.05.1982 DF Portland Thorns FC (USA) 166 130 7
8 Diana MATHESON 06.04.1984 MF Washington Spirit (USA) 153 140 15
9 Josee BELANGER 14.05.1986 FW No club affiliation 163 29 5
10 Lauren SESSELMANN 14.08.1983 DF Houston Dash (USA) 173 40 0
11 Desiree SCOTT 31.07.1987 MF Notts County LFC (ENG) 160 89 0
12 Christine SINCLAIR 12.06.1983 FW Portland Thorns FC (USA) 176 189 153
13 Sophie SCHMIDT 28.06.1988 MF No club affiliation 172 131 15
14 Melissa TANCREDI 27.12.1981 FW Chicago Red Stars (USA) 177 99 22
15 Allysha CHAPMAN 25.01.1989 DF Houston Dash (USA) 160 11 1
16 Jonelle FILIGNO 24.09.1990 FW Sky Blue (USA) 168 68 11
17 Jessie FLEMING 11.03.1998 MF London Nor’West SC (CAN) 161 15 1
18 Selenia IACCHELLI 05.06.1986 MF No club affiliation 173 4 0
19 Adriana LEON 02.10.1992 FW Chicago Red Stars (USA) 160 33 5
20 Marie-Eve NAULT 16.02.1982 DF No club affiliation 169 67 0
21 Stephanie LABBE 10.10.1986 GK No club affiliation 178 20 0
22 Ashley LAWRENCE 11.06.1995 MF West Virginia Univ. (USA) 164 17 0
23 Karina LeBLANC 30.03.1980 GK Chicago Red Stars (USA) 173 110 0
Coach: John   HERDMAN (ENG)

China

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 ZHANG Yue 30.09.1990 GK Beijing Chengjian (CHN) 185 48 0
2 LIU Shanshan 16.03.1992 DF Hebei (CHN) 168 33 0
3 PANG Fengyue 19.01.1989 MF Dalian Shide (CHN) 165 50 7
4 LI Jiayue 08.06.1990 DF Shanghai Women (CHN) 170 45 1
5 WU Haiyan 26.02.1993 DF Shandong Huangming (CHN) 166 50 0
6 LI Dongna 06.12.1988 DF Suwon FMC (KOR) 175 35 4
7 XU Yanlu 16.09.1991 MF Jiangsu Huatai (CHN) 158 27 3
8 MA Jun 06.03.1989 MF Daejeon Sportstoto WFC (KOR) 173 50 15
9 WANG Shanshan 27.01.1990 DF Tianjin Huisen (CHN) 168 41 0
10 LI Ying 07.01.1993 FW Shandong Huangming (CHN) 172 8 2
11 WANG Shuang 23.01.1995 MF Wuhan Jiangda Univ. (CHN) 162 11 1
12 WANG Fei 22.03.1990 GK 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) 179 5 0
13 TANG Jiali 16.03.1995 MF Shanghai Women (CHN) 166 10 2
14 ZHAO Rong 02.08.1991 FW Beijing Baxy (CHN) 168 14 0
15 LEI Jiahui 22.09.1995 MF Henan Steel (CHN) 169 6 0
16 LOU Jiahui 26.05.1991 FW Henan Jianye FC (CHN) 164 45 1
17 GU Yasha 28.11.1990 FW Beijing Chengjian (CHN) 160 87 10
18 HAN Peng 20.12.1989 MF Tianjin Huisen (CHN) 165 52 3
19 TAN Ruyin 17.07.1994 MF Guangdong FC (CHN) 167 8 0
20 ZHANG Rui 17.01.1989 MF Army Club (CHN) 172 60 11
21 WANG Lisi 28.11.1991 MF Jiangsu Huatai (CHN) 162 45 5
22 ZHAO Lina 18.09.1991 GK Shanghai Women (CHN) 182 0 0
23 REN Guixin 19.12.1988 MF Changchun Zhuoyue (CHN) 162 45 5
Coach: HAO Wei (CHN)

Netherlands

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Loes GEURTS 12.01.1986 GK Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC (SWE) 168 103 0
2 Desiree VAN LUNTEREN 30.12.1992 DF AFC Ajax (NED) 170 21 0
3 Stefanie VAN DER GRAGT 16.08.1992 DF Telstar (NED) 178 22 1
4 Mandy VAN DEN BERG 26.08.1990 DF LSK Kvinner FK (NOR) 165 57 3
5 Petra HOGEWONING 26.03.1986 DF AFC Ajax (NED) 170 96 0
6 Anouk DEKKER 15.11.1986 MF FC Twente (NED) 182 38 5
7 Manon MELIS 31.08.1986 FW Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC (SWE) 164 123 54
8 Sherida SPITSE 29.05.1990 MF LSK Kvinner FK (NOR) 167 104 15
9 Vivianne MIEDEMA 15.07.1996 FW FC Bayern München (GER) 175 23 19
10 Danielle VAN DE DONK 05.08.1991 MF PSV/FC Eindhoven (NED) 160 35 6
11 Lieke MARTENS 16.12.1992 FW Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC (SWE) 170 49 20
12 Dyanne BITO 10.08.1981 DF Telstar (NED) 163 146 6
13 Dominique JANSSEN 17.01.1995 DF SGS Essen (GER) 174 6 0
14 Anouk HOOGENDIJK 06.05.1985 DF AFC Ajax (NED) 170 101 9
15 Merel VAN DONGEN 11.02.1993 DF AFC Ajax (NED) 170 4 1
16 Sari VAN VEENENDAAL 03.04.1990 GK FC Twente (NED) 177 13 0
17 Tessel MIDDAG 23.12.1992 MF AFC Ajax (NED) 176 24 3
18 Maran VAN ERP 03.12.1990 MF PSV/FC Eindhoven (NED) 171 1 0
19 Kirsten VAN DE VEN 11.05.1985 FW FC Rosengard (SWE) 173 82 16
20 Jill ROORD 22.04.1997 MF FC Twente (NED) 173 5 1
21 Vanity LEWERISSA 01.04.1991 FW Standard Liege (BEL) 160 4 0
22 Shanice VAN DE SANDEN 02.10.1992 FW FC Twente (NED) 168 15 3
23 Angela CHRIST 06.03.1989 GK PSV/FC Eindhoven (NED) 167 13 0
Coach: Roger   REIJNERS (NED)

New Zealand

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Erin NAYLER 17.04.1992 GK Norwest United AFC (NZL) 175 28 0
2 Ria PERCIVAL 07.12.1989 DF FF USV Jena (GER) 161 103 11
3 Anna GREEN 20.08.1990 DF No club affiliation 167 55 7
4 Katie DUNCAN 01.02.1988 MF FC Zurich Frauen (SUI) 161 102 1
5 Abby ERCEG 20.11.1989 DF Chicago Red Stars (USA) 177 113 4
6 Rebekah STOTT 17.06.1993 DF No club affiliation 172 39 0
7 Ali RILEY 30.10.1987 DF FC Rosengard (SWE) 164 92 1
8 Jasmine PEREIRA 20.07.1996 FW Three Kings United SC (NZL) 168 8 0
9 Amber HEARN 28.11.1984 FW FF USV Jena (GER) 173 99 45
10 Sarah GREGORIUS 06.08.1987 FW AS Elfen Saitama (JPN) 157 66 23
11 Kirsty YALLOP 04.11.1986 MF Vittsjo GIK (SWE) 164 89 12
12 Betsy HASSETT 04.08.1990 MF No club affiliation 158 79 8
13 Rosie WHITE 06.06.1993 FW No club affiliation 165 69 14
14 Katie BOWEN 15.04.1994 MF Univ. North Carolina (USA) 172 26 0
15 Meikayla MOORE 04.06.1996 DF Eastern Suburbs AFC (NZL) 172 10 0
16 Annalie LONGO 01.07.1991 MF Coastal Spirit FC (NZL) 157 78 6
17 Hannah WILKINSON 28.05.1992 FW Univ. Tennessee (USA) 176 69 22
18 Catherine BOTT 22.04.1995 DF Forrest Hill Milford United AFC (NZL) 165 1 0
19 Evie MILLYNN 23.11.1994 MF Eastern Suburbs AFC (NZL) 158 2 0
20 Daisy CLEVERLEY 30.04.1997 MF Forrest Hill Milford United AFC (NZL) 167 3 2
21 Rebecca ROLLS 22.08.1975 GK Three Kings United SC (NZL) 178 21 0
22 Emma KETE 01.09.1987 FW Fencibles United AFC (NZL) 163 48 3
23 Cushla LICHTWARK 29.11.1980 GK Upper Hutt City FC (NZL) 181 0 0
Coach: Tony READINGS (ENG)

Group B

Germany

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Nadine ANGERER 10.11.1978 GK Portland Thorns FC (USA) 175 138 0
2 Bianca SCHMIDT 23.01.1990 DF 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER) 173 48 3
3 Saskia BARTUSIAK 09.09.1982 DF 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER) 170 79 1
4 Leonie MAIER 29.09.1992 DF FC Bayern München (GER) 162 24 3
5 Annike KRAHN 01.07.1985 DF Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 173 116 5
6 Simone LAUDEHR 12.07.1986 MF 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER) 175 87 23
7 Melanie BEHRINGER 18.11.1985 MF FC Bayern München (GER) 172 103 26
8 Pauline BREMER 10.04.1996 FW 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) 170 4 0
9 Lena LOTZEN 11.09.1993 FW FC Bayern München (GER) 171 21 4
10 Dzsenifer MAROZSAN 18.04.1992 MF 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER) 173 47 23
11 Anja MITTAG 16.05.1985 FW FC Rosengard (SWE) 168 119 33
12 Almuth SCHULT 09.02.1991 GK VfL Wolfsburg (GER) 180 20 0
13 Celia SASIC 27.06.1988 FW 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER) 173 103 57
14 Babett PETER 12.05.1988 DF 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) 171 88 4
15 Jennifer CRAMER 24.02.1993 DF 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) 168 20 0
16 Melanie LEUPOLZ 14.04.1994 MF FC Bayern München (GER) 173 27 5
17 Josephine HENNING 08.09.1989 DF Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 175 25 0
18 Alexandra POPP 06.04.1991 FW VfL Wolfsburg (GER) 174 53 27
19 Lena PETERMANN 05.02.1994 FW SC Freiburg (GER) 176 2 0
20 Lena GOESSLING 08.03.1986 MF VfL Wolfsburg (GER) 171 71 8
21 Laura BENKARTH 14.10.1992 GK SC Freiburg (GER) 175 0 0
22 Tabea KEMME 14.12.1991 MF 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) 165 13 0
23 Sara DAEBRITZ 15.02.1995 MF SC Freiburg (GER) 171 15 0
Coach: Silvia NEID (GER)

Ivory Coast

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Lydie SAKI 22.12.1984 GK Juventus de Yopougon (CIV) 164 27 0
2 Fatou COULIBALY 13.02.1987 DF Juventus de Yopougon (CIV) 172 31 1
3 Djelika COULIBALY 22.02.1984 DF Juventus de Yopougon (CIV) 170 29 0
4 Nina KPAHO 30.12.1996 DF Juventus de Yopougon (CIV) 163 12 0
5 Miriam DIAKITE 11.04.1995 DF ES d’Abobo (CIV) 169 12 0
6 Rita AKAFFOU 05.12.1986 MF Juventus de Yopougon (CIV) 166 33 4
7 Nadege ESSOH 05.05.1990 FW Juventus de Yopougon (CIV) 165 29 4
8 Ines NREHY 01.10.1993 FW WFC Rossiyanka (RUS) 167 17 13
9 Sandrine NIAMIEN 30.08.1994 FW ES d’Abobo (CIV) 170 2 1
10 Ange NGUESSAN 18.11.1990 FW Omness de Dabou (CIV) 140 19 3
11 Rebecca ELLOH 25.12.1994 FW Onze Soeurs de Gagnoa (CIV) 160 15 2
12 Ida GUEHAI 15.07.1994 MF Kristianstads DFF (SWE) 164 22 1
13 Fernande TCHETCHE 20.06.1988 DF Omness de Dabou (CIV) 157 19 0
14 Josee NAHI 29.05.1989 FW Zvezda 2005 Perm (RUS) 171 18 12
15 Christine LOHOUES 18.10.1992 MF Onze Soeurs de Gagnoa (CIV) 158 22 1
16 Dominique THIAMALE 20.05.1982 GK Omness de Dabou (CIV) 169 27 0
17 Nadege CISSE 04.04.1997 FW ES d’Abobo (CIV) 177 6 0
18 Binta DIAKITE 07.05.1988 MF ASF Medenine (TUN) 160 20 2
19 Jessica ABY 16.06.1998 MF Onze Soeurs de Gagnoa (CIV) 162 1 0
20 Aminata HAIDARA 13.05.1997 MF Onze Soeurs de Gagnoa (CIV) 175 4 0
21 Sophie AGUIE 31.12.1996 DF Omness de Dabou (CIV) 167 4 0
22 Raymonde KACOU 07.01.1987 DF Juventus de Yopougon (CIV) 164 6 0
23 Cynthia DJOHORE 16.12.1987 GK Onze Soeurs de Gagnoa (CIV) 182 27 0
Coach: Clementine TOURE (CIV)

Norway

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Ingrid HJELMSETH 10.04.1980 GK Stabaek IF (NOR) 173 92 0
2 Maria THORISDOTTIR 05.06.1993 DF Klepp (NOR) 170 5 0
3 Marita SKAMMELSRUD LUND 29.01.1989 DF LSK Kvinner FK (NOR) 173 62 2
4 Gry Tofte IMS 02.03.1986 MF Klepp (NOR) 168 42 4
5 Lisa-Marie UTLAND 19.09.1992 FW SK Trondheims/Orn (NOR) 171 1 0
6 Maren MJELDE 06.11.1989 MF Avaldsnes IL (NOR) 165 87 10
7 Trine RONNING 14.06.1982 DF Stabaek IF (NOR) 164 119 21
8 Solveig GULBRANDSEN 12.01.1981 MF Kolbotn IL (NOR) 169 155 53
9 Isabell HERLOVSEN 23.06.1988 FW LSK Kvinner FK (NOR) 170 100 41
10 Anja SONSTEVOLD 21.06.1992 MF LSK Kvinner FK (NOR) 170 3 0
11 Nora HOLSTAD BERGE 26.03.1987 DF FC Bayern München (GER) 174 46 1
12 Silje VESTERBEKKMO 22.06.1983 GK Roa (NOR) 175 8 0
13 Ingrid Moe WOLD 29.01.1990 DF LSK Kvinner FK (NOR) 164 10 1
14 Ingrid SCHJELDERUP 21.12.1987 MF Stabaek IF (NOR) 167 9 0
15 Marit SANDVEI 21.05.1987 DF LSK Kvinner FK (NOR) 162 7 0
16 Elise THORSNES 14.08.1988 FW Avaldsnes IL (NOR) 174 81 16
17 Lene MYKJALAND 20.02.1987 MF LSK Kvinner FK (NOR) 162 78 11
18 Melissa BJANESOY 18.04.1992 FW Stabaek IF (NOR) 170 20 4
19 Kristine MINDE 08.08.1992 MF Linkopings FC (SWE) 169 47 6
20 Emilie HAAVI 16.06.1992 FW LSK Kvinner FK (NOR) 164 40 11
21 Ada HEGERBERG 10.07.1995 FW Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 177 34 16
22 Hege HANSEN 24.10.1990 FW Klepp (NOR) 160 9 4
23 Cecilie FISKERSTRAND 20.03.1996 GK Stabaek IF (NOR) 174 3 0
Coach: Even PELLERUD (NOR)

Thailand

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Waraporn BOONSING 16.02.1990 GK Bundit Asia (THA) 170 84 0
2 Darut CHANGPLOOK 03.02.1988 DF North Bangkok University FC (THA) 164 20 1
3 Natthakarn CHINWONG 15.03.1992 DF Bundit Asia (THA) 161 8 0
4 Duangnapa SRITALA 04.02.1986 DF Bangkok FC (THA) 159 22 2
5 Ainon PHANCHA 26.01.1992 DF Chonburi FC (THA) 161 7 3
6 Pikul KHUEANPET 20.09.1988 MF Khonkean (THA) 161 41 0
7 Silawan INTAMEE 22.01.1994 MF Chonburi FC (THA) 165 11 0
8 Naphat SEESRAUM 11.05.1987 MF Bundit Asia (THA) 151 83 20
9 Warunee PHETWISET 13.12.1990 DF Chonburi FC (THA) 153 41 0
10 Sunisa SRANGTHAISONG 06.05.1988 DF Bundit Asia (THA) 160 24 2
11 Alisa RUKPINIJ 02.02.1995 FW Chonburi FC (THA) 158 3 0
12 Rattikan THONGSOMBUT 07.07.1991 MF Bundit Asia (THA) 157 18 3
13 Orathai SRIMANEE 12.06.1988 FW Khonkean (THA) 151 5 0
14 Thanatta CHAWONG 19.06.1989 FW Bundit Asia (THA) 161 66 23
15 Irravadee MAKRIS 20.01.1992 FW No club affiliation 163 0 0
16 Khwanrudi SAENGCHAN 16.05.1991 DF Bundit Asia (THA) 160 20 0
17 Anootsara MAIJARERN 14.02.1986 MF Air Force Central   FC (THA) 163 80 21
18 Yada SENGYONG 10.09.1993 GK North Bangkok University FC (THA) 170 3 0
19 Taneekarn DANGDA 15.12.1992 FW Bangkok FC (THA) 173 16 9
20 Wilaiporn BOOTHDUANG 25.06.1987 MF Bangkok FC (THA) 157 45 11
21 Kanjana SUNG-NGOEN 21.09.1986 MF Bangkok FC (THA) 162 44 30
22 Sukanya CHOR.CHAROENYING G24.11.1987 GK Air Force Central   FC (THA) 164 8 0
23 Nisa ROMYEN 18.01.1990 FW North Bangkok University FC (THA) 165 47 32
Coach: Nuengrutai SRATHONGVIAN (THA)

Group C

Cameroon

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Annette NGO NDOM 02.06.1985 GK FC Union Nové Zámky (SVK) 171 40 0
2 Christine MANIE 04.05.1984 DF CFF Olimpia Cluj (ROU) 160 59 9
3 Ajara NCHOUT 12.01.1993 FW Western New York Flash (USA) 164 39 2
4 Yvonne LEUKO 20.11.1991 DF Arras FCF (FRA) 163 23 0
5 Augustine EJANGUE 19.01.1989 DF Energiya Voronezh (RUS) 158 56 0
6 Francine ZOUGA 09.11.1987 FW FF Chenois (SUI) 157 52 5
7 Gabrielle ONGUENE 25.02.1989 FW Louves Minproff (CMR) 153 49 13
8 Raissa FEUDJIO 29.10.1995 MF Louves Minproff (CMR) 162 40 1
9 Madeleine NGONO MANI 16.10.1983 FW Claix Football (FRA) 160 72 38
10 Jeannette YANGO 12.06.1993 FW FF Yzeure Allier Auvergne (FRA) 159 31 1
11 Aurelle AWONA 02.02.1993 DF Soyaux (FRA) 171 2 0
12 Claudine MEFFOMETOU TCHENO 01.07.1990 DF Zvezda 2005 Perm (RUS) 163 21 1
13 Cathy BOU NDJOUH 07.11.1987 DF FC Minsk (BLR) 171 52 0
14 Ninon ABENA 05.09.1994 MF Louves Minproff (CMR) 168 3 0
15 Ysis SONKENG 20.09.1989 DF Louves Minproff (CMR) 165 42 0
16 Thecle MBORORO 24.09.1989 GK Panthère Security (CMR) 170 5 0
17 Gaelle ENGANAMOUIT 09.06.1992 FW Eskilstuna United DFF (SWE) 171 39 2
18 Henriette AKABA 07.06.1992 FW Louves Minproff (CMR) 160 31 0
19 Agathe NGANI 26.05.1992 MF Louves Minproff (CMR) 174 3 0
20 Genevieve NGO MBELECK 10.03.1993 MF Caiman de Douala (CMR) 159 6 0
21 Rose BELLA 05.05.1994 FW AS Police (CMR) 168 7 0
22 Wanki AWACHWI 06.01.1994 DF Locomotive de Yaounde (CMR) 155 5 0
23 Flore ENYEGUE 09.07.1991 GK AS Police (CMR) 181 9 0
Coach: Enow NGACHU (CMR)

Ecuador

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Shirley BERRUZ 06.01.1991 GK Rocafuerte (ECU) 169 25 0
2 Katherine ORTIZ 16.02.1991 DF Rocafuerte (ECU) 166 23 3
3 Nancy AGUILAR 06.07.1985 DF 7 de Febrero (ECU) 164 46 0
4 Merly ZAMBRANO 07.12.1981 DF Espuce (ECU) 164 11 0
5 Mayra OLVERA 22.08.1992 MF 7 de Febrero (ECU) 168 33 2
6 Angie PONCE 14.07.1996 DF Talleres Emanuel (ECU) 153 28 4
7 Ingrid RODRIGUEZ 24.11.1991 DF Unión Española (ECU) 158 34 6
8 Erika VASQUEZ 04.08.1992 MF Unión Española (ECU) 162 32 3
9 Giannina LATTANZIO 19.05.1993 FW 7 de Febrero (ECU) 166 13 0
10 Ambar TORRES 21.12.1994 FW Talleres Emanuel (ECU) 160 23 10
11 Monica QUINTEROS 05.07.1988 FW 7 de Febrero (ECU) 162 42 8
12 Irene TOBAR 05.05.1989 GK 7 de Febrero (ECU) 166 10 0
13 Madelin RIERA 07.08.1989 MF Unión Española (ECU) 160 32 0
14 Carina CAICEDO 23.07.1987 FW Quito FC (ECU) 167 8 1
15 Ana PALACIOS 16.02.1991 MF Rocafuerte (ECU) 156 30 0
16 Ligia MOREIRA 19.03.1992 DF 7 de Febrero (ECU) 166 44 3
17 Alexandra SALVADOR 11.08.1995 MF San Francisco (ECU) 157 13 0
18 Adriana BARRE 04.04.1995 MF Galápagos SC (ECU) 153 23 0
19 Kerlly REAL 07.11.1998 MF Espuce (ECU) 163 24 2
20 Denise PESANTES 14.01.1988 FW Galápagos SC (ECU) 160 32 3
21 Mabel VELARDE 04.12.1988 MF Quito FC (ECU) 158 13 0
22 Andrea VERA 10.04.1993 GK San Francisco (ECU) 170 5 0
23 Mariela JACOME 06.03.1996 FW San Francisco (ECU) 168 1 0
Coach: Vanessa ARAUZ (ECU)

Japan

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Miho FUKUMOTO 02.10.1983 GK Okayama Yunogo Belle (JPN) 165 77 0
2 Yukari KINGA 02.05.1984 DF INAC Kobe Leonessa (JPN) 161 94 5
3 Azusa IWASHIMIZU 14.10.1986 DF NTV Beleza (JPN) 163 111 11
4 Saki KUMAGAI 17.10.1990 DF Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 173 65 0
5 Aya SAMESHIMA 16.06.1987 DF INAC Kobe Leonessa (JPN) 163 60 3
6 Mizuho SAKAGUCHI 15.10.1987 MF NTV Beleza (JPN) 165 89 26
7 Kozue ANDO 09.07.1982 MF 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER) 165 123 19
8 Aya MIYAMA 28.01.1985 MF Okayama Yunogo Belle (JPN) 157 120 36
9 Nahomi KAWASUMI 23.09.1985 MF INAC Kobe Leonessa (JPN) 157 70 19
10 Homare SAWA 06.09.1978 MF INAC Kobe Leonessa (JPN) 165 186 82
11 Shinobu OHNO 23.01.1984 FW INAC Kobe Leonessa (JPN) 156 128 39
12 Megumi KAMIONOBE 15.03.1986 DF Albirex Niigata Ladies (JPN) 157 29 2
13 Rumi UTSUGI 05.12.1988 MF Montpellier HSC (FRA) 168 78 5
14 Asuna TANAKA 23.04.1988 MF INAC Kobe Leonessa (JPN) 164 33 3
15 Yuika SUGASAWA 05.10.1990 FW JEF United Ichihara Chiba Ladies (JPN) 168 28 9
16 Mana IWABUCHI 18.03.1993 FW FC Bayern München (GER) 155 25 3
17 Yuki OGIMI 15.07.1987 FW VfL Wolfsburg (GER) 168 115 52
18 Ayumi KAIHORI 04.09.1986 GK INAC Kobe Leonessa (JPN) 170 47 0
19 Saori ARIYOSHI 01.11.1987 DF NTV Beleza (JPN) 159 34 0
20 Yuri KAWAMURA 17.05.1989 DF Vegalta Sendai Ladies (JPN) 167 13 2
21 Erina YAMANE 20.12.1990 GK JEF United Ichihara Chiba Ladies (JPN) 187 14 0
22 Asano NAGASATO 24.01.1989 MF 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) 165 10 1
23 Kana KITAHARA 17.12.1988 DF Albirex Niigata Ladies (JPN) 173 7 0
Coach: Norio SASAKI (JPN)

Switzerland

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Gaelle THALMANN 18.01.1986 GK MSV Duisburg (GER) 170 36 0
2 Nicole REMUND 31.12.1989 DF FC Zurich Frauen (SUI) 161 42 2
3 Sandra BETSCHART 30.03.1989 DF Sunnana SK (SWE) 167 66 2
4 Rachel RINAST 02.06.1991 DF 1. FC Köln (GER) 176 6 0
5 Noelle MARITZ 23.12.1995 DF VfL Wolfsburg (GER) 165 29 1
6 Selina KUSTER 08.08.1991 DF FC Zurich Frauen (SUI) 172 59 1
7 Martina MOSER 09.04.1986 MF TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (GER) 157 105 16
8 Cinzia ZEHNDER 04.08.1997 MF FC Zurich Frauen (SUI) 183 6 0
9 Lia WAELTI 19.04.1993 MF 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) 167 42 3
10 Ramona BACHMANN 25.12.1990 FW FC Rosengard (SWE) 162 61 33
11 Lara DICKENMANN 27.11.1985 FW Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 165 99 40
12 Stenia MICHEL 23.10.1987 GK FF USV Jena (GER) 161 11 0
13 Ana Maria CRNOGORCEVIC 03.10.1990 MF 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER) 175 69 35
14 Rahel KIWIC 05.01.1991 DF MSV Duisburg (GER) 185 28 3
15 Caroline ABBE 13.01.1988 DF FC Bayern München (GER) 179 105 9
16 Fabienne HUMM 20.12.1986 MF FC Zurich Frauen (SUI) 165 35 10
17 Florijana ISMAILI 01.01.1995 MF BSC Young Boys (SUI) 170 10 0
18 Vanessa BUERKI 01.04.1986 MF FC Bayern München (GER) 168 68 9
19 Eseosa AIGBOGUN 23.05.1993 FW FC Basel 1893 (SUI) 166 19 2
20 Daniela SCHWARZ 09.09.1985 DF Valerenga IF (NOR) 167 23 1
21 Jennifer OEHRLI 13.01.1989 GK BSC Young Boys (SUI) 180 15 0
22 Vanessa BERNAUER 23.03.1988 MF VfL Wolfsburg (GER) 169 50 3
23 Barla DEPLAZES 14.11.1995 FW FC Zurich Frauen (SUI) 173 1 0
Coach: Martina VOSS-TECKLENBURG (GER)

Group D

Australia

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Lydia WILLIAMS 13.05.1988 GK Canberra United (AUS) 175 40 0
2 Larissa CRUMMER 10.01.1996 FW Brisbane Roar FC (AUS) 178 4 1
3 Ashleigh SYKES 15.12.1991 FW Canberra United (AUS) 164 12 4
4 Clare POLKINGHORNE 01.02.1989 DF Brisbane Roar FC (AUS) 171 78 5
5 Laura ALLEWAY 28.11.1989 DF Brisbane Roar FC (AUS) 178 30 1
6 Servet UZUNLAR 08.03.1989 DF Sydney FC (AUS) 161 45 2
7 Steph CATLEY 26.01.1994 DF Melbourne Victory FC (AUS) 171 32 1
8 Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT 10.08.1990 DF Brisbane Roar FC (AUS) 165 55 1
9 Caitlin FOORD 11.11.1994 FW Perth Glory SC (AUS) 165 28 3
10 Emily VAN EGMOND 12.07.1993 MF Newcastle United Jets FC (AUS) 179 39 10
11 Lisa DE VANNA 14.11.1984 FW Melbourne Victory FC (AUS) 156 97 33
12 Leena KHAMIS 19.06.1986 FW Sydney FC (AUS) 168 23 5
13 Tameka BUTT 16.06.1991 MF Brisbane Roar FC (AUS) 158 45 6
14 Alanna KENNEDY 21.01.1995 DF Perth Glory SC (AUS) 176 27 0
15 Teresa POLIAS 16.05.1990 DF Sydney FC (AUS) 155 8 0
16 Hayley RASO 05.09.1994 DF Brisbane Roar FC (AUS) 162 12 1
17 Kyah SIMON 25.06.1991 FW Sydney FC (AUS) 164 49 10
18 Melissa BARBIERI 20.01.1980 GK Adelaide United FC (AUS) 168 84 0
19 Katrina GORRY 13.08.1992 MF Brisbane Roar FC (AUS) 154 29 10
20 Samantha KERR 10.09.1993 FW Perth Glory SC (AUS) 167 36 5
21 Mackenzie ARNOLD 25.02.1994 GK Perth Glory SC (AUS) 179 6 0
22 Nicola BOLGER 03.03.1993 MF Sydney FC (AUS) 160 5 0
23 Michelle HEYMAN 04.07.1988 FW Canberra United (AUS) 180 33 11
Coach: Alen STAJCIC (AUS)

Nigeria

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Precious DEDE 18.01.1980 GK Ibom Queens (NGA) 170 96 0
2 Blessing EDOHO 05.09.1992 DF Pelican Stars FC (NGA) 160 4 1
3 Osinachi OHALE 21.12.1991 DF Rivers Angels FC (NGA) 173 24 1
4 Perpetua NKWOCHA 03.01.1976 FW Clemensnäs IF (SWE) 180 98 80
5 Onome EBI 08.05.1983 DF FC Minsk (BLR) 175 48 0
6 Josephine CHUKWUNONYE 19.03.1992 DF Rivers Angels FC (NGA) 173 22 0
7 Ukpong SUNDAY 13.03.1992 FW FC Minsk (BLR) 158 23 5
8 Asisat OSHOALA 09.10.1994 FW Liverpool LFC (ENG) 169 14 10
9 Desire OPARANOZIE 17.12.1993 FW En Avant Guingamp (FRA) 165 32 22
10 Courtney DIKE 03.02.1995 FW Oklahoma State Univ. (USA) 156 0 0
11 Ini-Abasi UMOTONG 15.05.1994 FW Portsmouth LFC (ENG) 165 0 0
12 Halimatu AYINDE 16.05.1995 MF Delta Queens FC (NGA) 165 9 0
13 Ngozi OKOBI 14.12.1993 FW Delta Queens FC (NGA) 165 22 2
14 Evelyn NWABUOKU 14.11.1985 MF BIIK Kazygurt (KAZ) 167 39 3
15 Ugo NJOKU 27.11.1994 DF Rivers Angels FC (NGA) 172 6 0
16 Ibubeleye WHYTE 09.01.1992 GK Rivers Angels FC (NGA) 171 6 0
17 Francisca ORDEGA 19.10.1993 FW Washington Spirit (USA) 155 23 6
18 Loveth AYILA 06.09.1994 FW Rivers Angels FC (NGA) 159 3 0
19 Martina OHADUGHA 05.05.1991 MF Rivers Angels FC (NGA) 162 35 2
20 Cecilia NKU 26.10.1992 MF Rivers Angels FC (NGA) 153 8 1
21 Christy OHIAERIAKU 13.12.1996 GK Rivers Angels FC (NGA) 176 0 0
22 Sarah NNODIM 25.12.1995 DF Nasarawa Amazons (NGA) 159 1 0
23 Ngozi EBERE 05.08.1991 DF Rivers Angels FC (NGA) 175 17 1
Coach: Edwin OKON (NGA)

Sweden

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Hedvig LINDAHL 29.04.1983 GK Chelsea LFC (ENG) 179 107 0
2 Charlotte ROHLIN 02.12.1980 DF Linkopings FC (SWE) 174 77 7
3 Linda SEMBRANT 15.05.1987 DF Montpellier HSC (FRA) 175 55 4
4 Emma BERGLUND 19.12.1988 DF FC Rosengard (SWE) 172 35 0
5 Nilla FISCHER 02.08.1984 DF VfL Wolfsburg (GER) 175 130 19
6 Sara THUNEBRO 26.04.1979 DF Eskilstuna United DFF (SWE) 165 131 5
7 Lisa DAHLKVIST 06.02.1987 MF Orebro DFF (SWE) 173 95 9
8 Lotta SCHELIN 27.02.1984 FW Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 179 149 80
9 Kosovare ASLLANI 29.07.1989 FW Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 166 76 21
10 Sofia JAKOBSSON 23.04.1990 FW Montpellier HSC (FRA) 174 56 10
11 Jenny HJOHLMAN 13.02.1990 FW Umea IK FF (SWE) 168 12 1
12 Hilda CARLEN 13.08.1991 GK Pitea IF (SWE) 172 1 0
13 Malin DIAZ PETTERSSON 03.01.1994 MF Eskilstuna United DFF (SWE) 155 11 0
14 Amanda ILESTEDT 17.01.1993 DF FC Rosengard (SWE) 178 6 1
15 Therese SJOGRAN 08.04.1977 MF FC Rosengard (SWE) 170 177 21
16 Lina NILSSON 17.06.1987 DF FC Rosengard (SWE) 170 64 3
17 Caroline SEGER 19.03.1985 MF Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 173 137 21
18 Jessica SAMUELSSON 30.01.1992 DF Linkopings FC (SWE) 166 21 0
19 Emma LUND 26.06.1989 FW AIK Solna (SWE) 175 11 2
20 Emilia APPELQVIST 11.02.1990 MF Pitea IF (SWE) 168 4 0
21 Carola SOBERG 29.07.1982 GK Orebro DFF (SWE) 172 11 0
22 Olivia SCHOUGH 11.03.1991 MF Eskilstuna United DFF (SWE) 172 22 1
23 Elin RUBENSSON 11.05.1993 DF Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC (SWE) 166 18 0
Coach: Pia SUNDHAGE (SWE)

United States

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Hope SOLO 30.07.1981 GK Seattle Reign FC (USA) 175 169 0
2 Sydney LEROUX 07.05.1990 FW Western New York Flash (USA) 170 70 35
3 Christie RAMPONE 24.06.1975 DF Sky Blue (USA) 168 305 4
4 Becky SAUERBRUNN 06.06.1985 DF FC Kansas City (USA) 168 80 0
5 Kelley O HARA 04.08.1988 DF Sky Blue (USA) 165 59 0
6 Whitney ENGEN 28.11.1987 DF Western New York Flash (USA) 169 26 3
7 Shannon BOXX 29.06.1977 MF Chicago Red Stars (USA) 173 190 27
8 Amy RODRIGUEZ 17.02.1987 FW FC Kansas City (USA) 163 122 29
9 Heather O REILLY 02.01.1985 MF FC Kansas City (USA) 165 218 41
10 Carli LLOYD 16.07.1982 MF Houston Dash (USA) 172 194 63
11 Alex KRIEGER 28.07.1984 DF Washington Spirit (USA) 168 65 1
12 Lauren HOLIDAY 30.09.1987 MF FC Kansas City (USA) 173 123 23
13 Alex MORGAN 02.07.1989 FW Portland Thorns FC (USA) 170 84 51
14 Morgan BRIAN 26.02.1993 MF Houston Dash (USA) 170 28 4
15 Megan RAPINOE 05.07.1985 MF Seattle Reign FC (USA) 170 102 29
16 Lori CHALUPNY 29.01.1984 DF Chicago Red Stars (USA) 163 101 10
17 Tobin HEATH 29.05.1988 MF Portland Thorns FC (USA) 168 91 11
18 Ashlyn HARRIS 19.10.1985 GK Washington Spirit (USA) 170 6 0
19 Julie JOHNSTON 06.04.1992 DF Chicago Red Stars (USA) 170 11 3
20 Abby WAMBACH 02.06.1980 FW No club affiliation 181 241 182
21 Alyssa NAEHER 20.04.1988 GK Boston Breakers (USA) 175 1 0
22 Meghan KLINGENBERG 02.08.1988 DF Houston Dash (USA) 158 33 2
23 Christen PRESS 29.12.1988 FW Chicago Red Stars (USA) 170 44 20
Coach: Jill ELLIS (USA)

Group E

Brazil

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 LUCIANA 24.07.1987 GK Ferroviaria (BRA) 173 33 0
2 FABIANA 04.08.1989 DF Centro Olimpico (BRA) 163 18 1
3 MONICA 21.04.1987 DF Ferroviaria (BRA) 172 21 0
4 ERIKA 04.02.1988 DF Centro Olimpico (BRA) 172 41 12
5 ANDRESSA 01.05.1995 MF Kindermann (BRA) 161 17 7
6 TAMIRES 10.10.1987 DF Centro Olimpico (BRA) 161 3 0
7 BEATRIZ 17.12.1993 MF Hyundai Steel Red Angels (KOR) 174 9 0
8 THAISA 17.12.1988 MF Ferroviaria (BRA) 166 11 1
9 ANDRESSA ALVES 10.11.1992 MF Sao Jose (BRA) 168 35 7
10 MARTA 19.02.1986 MF FC Rosengard (SWE) 162 77 76
11 CRISTIANE 15.05.1985 FW Centro Olimpico (BRA) 170 81 73
12 BARBARA 04.07.1988 GK Kindermann (BRA) 171 22 0
13 POLIANA 06.02.1991 DF Sao Jose (BRA) 174 32 2
14 GESSICA 19.03.1991 DF Ferroviaria (BRA) 165 0 0
15 TAYLA 09.05.1992 DF Ferroviaria (BRA) 174 31 1
16 RAFAELLE 18.06.1991 DF Sao Francisco (BRA) 176 3 0
17 ROSANA 07.07.1982 MF Sao Jose (BRA) 171 92 21
18 RAQUEL 21.03.1991 MF Ferroviaria (BRA) 160 6 1
19 MAURINE 14.01.1986 MF Ferroviaria (BRA) 160 37 5
20 FORMIGA 03.03.1978 MF Sao Jose (BRA) 162 113 18
21 GABRIELA 28.02.1985 MF Centro Olimpico (BRA) 171 14 0
22 DARLENE 11.01.1990 MF Centro Olimpico (BRA) 172 31 4
23 LETICIA 13.08.1994 GK Sao Jose (BRA) 175 0 0
Coach: VADAO (BRA)

Costa Rica

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Dinnia DIAZ 14.01.1988 GK UD Moravia (CRC) 170 21 0
2 Gabriela GUILLEN 01.03.1992 DF Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 156 10 0
3 Emilie VALENCIANO 15.02.1997 DF UCEM Alajuela (CRC) 163 4 0
4 Mariana BENAVIDES 26.12.1994 DF CS Herediano (CRC) 166 12 4
5 Diana SAENZ 15.04.1989 DF Univ. South Florida (USA) 151 48 0
6 Carol SANCHEZ 16.04.1986 DF UD Moravia (CRC) 169 33 2
7 Melissa HERRERA 10.10.1996 FW Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 159 20 12
8 Daniela CRUZ 08.03.1991 DF Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 161 33 6
9 Carolina VENEGAS 28.09.1991 FW Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 166 35 15
10 Shirley CRUZ 28.08.1985 MF Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 165 60 21
11 Raquel RODRIGUEZ CEDENO 28.10.1993 FW Penn State Univ. (USA) 166 37 24
12 Lixy RODRIGUEZ 04.11.1990 DF UCEM Alajuela (CRC) 152 47 2
13 Noelia BERMUDEZ 20.09.1994 GK Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 174 1 0
14 Maria BARRANTES 12.04.1989 FW UD Moravia (CRC) 158 20 21
15 Cristin GRANADOS 19.08.1989 MF Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 163 53 10
16 Katherine ALVARADO 11.04.1991 MF Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 164 47 18
17 Karla VILLALOBOS 16.07.1986 FW CS Herediano (CRC) 159 6 3
18 Yirlania ARROYO 28.05.1986 GK Sky Blue (USA) 168 40 0
19 Fabiola SANCHEZ 09.04.1993 DF Martin Methodist College   (USA) 166 10 3
20 Wendy ACOSTA 19.12.1989 FW UD Moravia (CRC) 164 38 18
21 Adriana VENEGAS 12.06.1989 FW CS Herediano (CRC) 174 10 5
22 Maria COTO 02.03.1998 DF UCEM Alajuela (CRC) 166 3 0
23 Gloriana VILLALOBOS 20.08.1999 MF Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 163 12 2
Coach: Amelia VALVERDE (CRC)

Korea Republic

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 JUN Minkyung 16.01.1985 GK Goyang Daekyo WFC (KOR) 172 45 0
2 LEE Eunmi 18.08.1988 DF Goyang Daekyo WFC (KOR) 170 60 12
3 LIM Seonjoo 27.11.1990 DF Hyundai Steel Red Angels (KOR) 168 44 2
4 SHIM Seojeon 15.04.1989 DF Goyang Daekyo WFC (KOR) 170 48 0
5 KIM Doyeon 07.12.1988 DF Hyundai Steel Red Angels (KOR) 167 60 1
6 HWANG Boram 06.10.1987 DF Goyang Daekyo WFC (KOR) 171 32 0
7 JEON Gaeul 14.09.1988 MF Hyundai Steel Red Angels (KOR) 162 67 32
8 CHO Sohyun 24.06.1988 MF Hyundai Steel Red Angels (KOR) 167 78 9
9 PARK Eunsun 25.12.1986 FW WFC Rossiyanka (RUS) 182 32 18
10 JI Soyun 21.02.1991 FW Chelsea LFC (ENG) 160 74 38
11 JUNG Seolbin 06.01.1990 MF Hyundai Steel Red Angels (KOR) 165 40 11
12 YOO Younga 15.04.1988 FW Hyundai Steel Red Angels (KOR) 163 63 28
13 KWON Hahnul 07.03.1988 MF Busan Sangmu (KOR) 157 94 15
14 SONG Suran 07.09.1990 DF Daejeon Sportstoto WFC (KOR) 169 20 1
15 PARK Heeyoung 21.03.1991 MF Daejeon Sportstoto WFC (KOR) 160 38 8
16 KANG Yumi 05.10.1991 MF Jeonbuk KSPO WFC (KOR) 163 2 0
17 SHIN Damyeong 02.10.1993 DF Suwon FMC (KOR) 170 13 1
18 KIM Jungmi 16.10.1984 GK Hyundai Steel Red Angels (KOR) 178 89 0
19 KIM Sooyun 30.08.1989 DF Jeonbuk KSPO WFC (KOR) 165 43 9
20 KIM Hyeri 25.06.1990 DF Hyundai Steel Red Angels (KOR) 165 45 1
21 YOON Younggeul 28.10.1987 GK Suwon FMC (KOR) 171 1 0
22 LEE Sodam 12.10.1994 MF Daejeon Sportstoto WFC (KOR) 155 17 1
23 LEE Geummin 07.04.1994 FW Seoul City LFC (KOR) 167 6 1
Coach: YOON Dukyeo   (KOR)

Spain

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Ainhoa TIRAPU 04.09.1984 GK Athletic Club Bilbao (ESP) 170 43 0
2 Celia JIMENEZ 20.06.1995 DF Alabama Soccer (USA) 170 3 0
3 Leire LANDA 19.12.1986 DF FC Barcelona (ESP) 168 20 0
4 Melanie SERRANO PEREZ 12.10.1989 DF FC Barcelona (ESP) 168 8 0
5 Ruth GARCIA 26.03.1987 DF FC Barcelona (ESP) 166 44 3
6 Virginia TORRECILLA 04.09.1994 MF FC Barcelona (ESP) 173 14 0
7 Natalia PABLOS 15.10.1985 FW Arsenal LFC (ENG) 166 17 12
8 Sonia BERMUDEZ 15.11.1984 FW FC Barcelona (ESP) 158 52 28
9 Veronica BOQUETE 09.04.1987 MF 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER) 163 48 29
10 Jennifer HERMOSO 09.05.1990 MF FC Barcelona (ESP) 174 24 11
11 Priscila BORJA 28.04.1985 FW Atletico Madrid Feminas (ESP) 165 22 6
12 Marta CORREDERA 08.08.1991 MF FC Barcelona (ESP) 162 24 2
13 Dolores GALLARDO 10.06.1993 GK Atletico Madrid Feminas (ESP) 172 6 0
14 Vicky LOSADA 05.03.1991 FW Arsenal LFC (ENG) 168 23 3
15 Silvia MESEGUER 12.03.1989 MF Atletico Madrid Feminas (ESP) 168 35 3
16 Ivana ANDRES 13.07.1994 DF Valencia Feminas CF (ESP) 169 1 0
17 Elisabet IBARRA 29.06.1981 DF Athletic Club Bilbao (ESP) 159 44 2
18 Marta TORREJON 27.02.1990 DF FC Barcelona (ESP) 170 49 7
19 Erika VAZQUEZ 16.02.1983 FW Athletic Club Bilbao (ESP) 165 45 7
20 Irene PAREDES 04.07.1991 DF Athletic Club Bilbao (ESP) 178 22 1
21 Alexia PUTELLAS 04.02.1994 MF FC Barcelona (ESP) 173 19 2
22 Amanda SAMPEDRO 26.06.1993 MF Atletico Madrid Feminas (ESP) 163 4 0
23 Sandra PANOS 04.11.1992 GK Levante UD (ESP) 168 3 0
Coach: Ignacio QUEREDA (ESP)

Group F

Colombia

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Stefany CASTANO 11.01.1994 GK Graceland Univ. (USA) 172 7 0
2 Carolina ARBELAEZ 08.03.1995 MF Formas Intimas Medellin (COL) 165 1 0
3 Natalia GAITAN 03.04.1991 MF CD Gol Star (COL) 164 35 4
4 Diana OSPINA 03.03.1989 MF Formas Intimas Medellin (COL) 165 29 3
5 Melissa ORTIZ 24.01.1990 MF Boston Breakers (USA) 172 26 2
6 Daniela MONTOYA 22.08.1990 MF Formas Intimas Medellin (COL) 162 32 2
7 Ingrid VIDAL 22.04.1991 FW Generaciones Palmiranas (COL) 159 50 11
8 Mildrey PINEDA 01.10.1989 MF Generaciones Palmiranas (COL) 166 25 2
9 Orianica VELASQUEZ 01.08.1989 MF CD Gol Star (COL) 172 37 2
10 Yoreli RINCON 27.07.1993 MF ASD Torres (ITA) 168 45 9
11 Catalina USME 25.12.1989 MF Formas Intimas Medellin (COL) 168 40 19
12 Sandra SEPULVEDA 03.03.1988 GK Formas Intimas Medellin (COL) 167 37 0
13 Angela CLAVIJO 01.09.1993 MF Club Kamatsa FC (COL) 165 15 0
14 Nataly ARIAS 02.04.1986 MF Atlanta Silverbacks (USA) 172 43 6
15 Tatiana ARIZA 21.02.1991 FW CD Gol Star (COL) 165 35 8
16 Lady ANDRADE 10.01.1992 FW Generaciones Palmiranas (COL) 164 41 7
17 Carolina ARIAS 02.09.1990 MF Generaciones Palmiranas (COL) 162 38 0
18 Yisela CUESTA 27.09.1991 FW Formas Intimas Medellin (COL) 168 4 1
19 Leicy SANTOS 16.05.1996 MF Besser FC (COL) 160 13 2
20 Laura COSME 05.03.1992 FW Generaciones Palmiranas (COL) 164 5 1
21 Isabella ECHEVERRI 16.06.1994 MF Univ. Toledo (USA) 174 14 1
22 Catalina PEREZ 08.11.1994 GK Univ. Miami (USA) 173 4 0
23 Manuela GONZALEZ 29.08.1995 FW Generaciones Palmiranas (COL) 167 1 0
Coach: Fabian TABORDA (COL)

England

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Karen BARDSLEY 14.10.1984 GK Manchester City WFC (ENG) 182 43 0
2 Alex SCOTT 14.10.1984 DF Arsenal LFC (ENG) 163 123 12
3 Claire RAFFERTY 11.01.1989 DF Chelsea LFC (ENG) 164 9 0
4 Fara WILLIAMS 25.01.1984 MF Liverpool LFC (ENG) 164 139 37
5 Steph HOUGHTON 23.04.1988 DF Manchester City WFC (ENG) 174 53 7
6 Laura BASSETT 02.08.1983 DF Notts County LFC (ENG) 165 49 2
7 Jordan NOBBS 08.12.1992 MF Arsenal LFC (ENG) 159 21 3
8 Jill SCOTT 02.02.1987 MF Manchester City WFC (ENG) 181 90 13
9 Eniola ALUKO 21.02.1987 FW Chelsea LFC (ENG) 159 90 32
10 Karen CARNEY 01.08.1987 MF Birmingham City LFC (ENG) 162 103 23
11 Jade MOORE 22.10.1990 MF Birmingham City LFC (ENG) 166 16 1
12 Lucy BRONZE 28.10.1991 DF Manchester City WFC (ENG) 172 16 2
13 Siobhan CHAMBERLAIN 15.08.1983 GK Arsenal LFC (ENG) 180 33 0
14 Alex GREENWOOD 07.09.1993 DF Notts County LFC (ENG) 168 12 1
15 Casey STONEY 13.05.1982 DF Arsenal LFC (ENG) 174 118 6
16 Katie CHAPMAN 15.06.1982 MF Chelsea LFC (ENG) 171 85 8
17 Jo POTTER 13.11.1984 MF Birmingham City LFC (ENG) 174 19 2
18 Toni DUGGAN 25.07.1991 FW Manchester City WFC (ENG) 168 25 14
19 Jodie TAYLOR 17.05.1986 FW Portland Thorns FC (USA) 168 8 4
20 Lianne SANDERSON 03.02.1988 FW Arsenal LFC (ENG) 172 46 15
21 Carly TELFORD 07.07.1987 GK Notts County LFC (ENG) 174 5 0
22 Fran KIRBY 29.06.1993 FW Reading FCW (ENG) 157 8 2
23 Ellen WHITE 09.05.1989 FW Notts County LFC (ENG) 170 50 17
Coach: Mark SAMPSON   (WAL)

France

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Celine DEVILLE 24.01.1982 GK FCF Juvisy (FRA) 173 65 0
2 Wendie RENARD 20.07.1990 DF Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 187 65 16
3 Laure BOULLEAU 22.10.1986 DF Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 160 57 0
4 Laura GEORGES 20.08.1984 DF Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 172 158 6
5 Sabrina DELANNOY 18.05.1986 DF Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 171 25 2
6 Amandine HENRY 28.09.1989 MF Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 171 39 3
7 Kenza DALI 31.07.1991 MF Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 165 11 2
8 Jessica HOUARA 29.09.1987 DF Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 161 32 1
9 Eugenie LE SOMMER 18.05.1989 FW Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 161 104 44
10 Camille ABILY 05.12.1984 MF Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 168 145 29
11 Claire LAVOGEZ 18.06.1994 MF Montpellier HSC (FRA) 173 9 1
12 Elodie THOMIS 13.08.1986 MF Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 167 116 31
13 Kadidiatou DIANI 01.04.1995 FW FCF Juvisy (FRA) 168 5 1
14 Louisa NECIB 23.01.1987 MF Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 168 125 32
15 Elise BUSSAGLIA 24.09.1985 MF Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 164 143 26
16 Sarah BOUHADDI 17.10.1986 GK Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 175 93 0
17 Gaetane THINEY 28.10.1985 FW FCF Juvisy (FRA) 170 122 55
18 Marie Laure DELIE 29.01.1988 FW Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 172 85 57
19 Griedge MBOCK BATHY 26.02.1995 DF En Avant Guingamp (FRA) 172 9 0
20 Annaig BUTEL 15.02.1992 DF FCF Juvisy (FRA) 167 8 0
21 Meline GERARD 30.05.1990 GK Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 168 1 0
22 Amel MAJRI 25.01.1993 DF Olympique Lyonnais   (FRA) 164 7 1
23 Kheira HAMRAOUI 13.01.1990 MF Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 178 15 0
Coach: Philippe BERGEROO (FRA)

Mexico

# FIFA Display Name DOB POS Club Height Caps Goals
1 Cecilia SANTIAGO 19.10.1994 GK No club affiliation 174 39 0
2 Kenti ROBLES 15.02.1991 DF RCD Espanyol (ESP) 161 40 0
3 Christina MURILLO 28.01.1993 DF Univ. Michigan (USA) 172 22 0
4 Alina GARCIAMENDEZ 16.04.1991 DF No club affiliation 177 46 1
5 Valeria MIRANDA 18.08.1992 DF Pumas UNAM (MEX) 165 12 0
6 Jennifer RUIZ 09.08.1983 MF No club affiliation 167 31 4
7 Nayeli RANGEL 28.02.1992 MF No club affiliation 170 67 6
8 Teresa NOYOLA 15.04.1990 MF Houston Dash (USA) 157 38 3

Kerr fitter and stronger for Women’s World Cup

May 29, 2015 By: Penny Category: World Football

  • Samantha Kerr is ready to make a major contribution for Australia during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada (Getty)
Sam Kerr has beaten major injury to get to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 as a 21-year-old, and what she has been through has made her a mentally stronger and more focused individual who is ready to make a major contribution for Australia during the tournament in Canada next month.
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Greg Prichard
23 May 2015 – 2:36 PM UPDATED 23 May 2015 – 2:36 PM
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Kerr, 21, underwent a reconstruction of her left knee when she was 17 and then last December she sustained a further injury to the same knee playing for Perth Glory in a W-League match.

The fact the World Cup was only six months away at the time naturally made her nervous about how the injury might affect her chances of making the squad, but she recovered as well as could be expected and flew out of Sydney with the rest of the Matildas on Saturday.

Kerr comes across as very mature and determined for one still so young, which is no doubt largely the result of what she has been through and the lessons she has learned in handling those injury issues.

“I had a reconstruction previously, but this time I hurt the cartilage in my knee,” Kerr told The World Game.

“It’s called a chondral defect. It’s pretty much a hole in the cartilage and I had to get it fixed up and it’s been difficult, but it’s come good now.

“The doctors think maybe there was some connection, but not directly, from the ACL injury.

“What they did with the new injury was try to regenerate cartilage growth. They gave me a micro fracture in the knee – they drilled holes in the knee and broke it a little bit to cause trauma, and then it bleeds and they try to regenerate cartilage that way.

“It’s like a trick of the brain. They try to trick the brain and fix something else in the meantime. It’s pretty hard to explain – I don’t know too much about it in-depth.”

Being immobile over the summer, at a time when the W-League season was ending and Kerr would have obviously been planning on being injury-free and looking towards the World Cup, was very frustrating for her.

“I had the operation on December 16,” she said. “I was in hospital for two days and then on crutches for seven weeks. I wasn’t allowed any weight-bearing for that seven-week period, which was probably the toughest part of the injury.

“It was pretty irritating over the Christmas-New Year break. It was really difficult over that period.

“It was in the back of my mind that the World Cup wasn’t far away. It was definitely the first thing I thought about when I got hurt, but the medical staff assured me straight away that I’d be back in time and that made me feel a bit better about it.

“I feel pretty lucky that I’m playing again now and ready to go in the tournament.”

Asked to describe the effect having to deal with major injuries at a young age has had on her, Kerr replied: “It has made me tougher and also made me grow up a lot.

“When you’re young you kind of think you’re invincible and when things like this happen now I know how to react to it and I can support other people through it as well, if it happens to them.

“It’s obviously not the nicest thing to have to go through, but it’s more mentally difficult than anything else. It has made me stronger mentally.

“A lot of people say that sometimes a setback can make you stronger and it has, with me.

“I’ve grown as a person and I know that just doing all of the training isn’t good enough these days, I’ve got to take care of my body on and off the field and be professional about how I act and what I do.”

Kerr is one of the major attacking options for the Matildas. She scored two goals as the team walloped Vietnam 11-0 in its farewell match in Sydney on Thursday.

Matildas depart for World Cup in style after hitting 11 past Vietnam
Australia will leave for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in confident mood after tearing Vietnam apart in a 11-0 romp in its send-off game in Sydney on Thursday.

Alen Stajcic is the coach who will steer the Matildas through the World Cup campaign and Kerr said his influence on the squad had been hugely positive.

“We’ve had a lot of change,” she said. “Obviously every new coach brings in change, and we’re really positive about what ‘Staj’ is doing.

“I think the players have got this inner confidence in each other now that we’ve never really had before.

“Everyone is really believing in the system and we’ve become a tighter group on and off the field and that builds success.

“You’ve got to be like a family in a squad like this and that’s what we’re trying to create. It doesn’t change totally over a few months, but the process has begun and the World Cup is a good place for us to see what effect it can have on the field.

“It’s the world stage, the biggest event in women’s football, and everyone in the squad is very excited to be taking part. It’s going to be massive.”

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Ruthless Matildas primed for World Cup assault

May 29, 2015 By: Penny Category: World Football

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Matildas players celebrate a goal during their 11-0 win over Vietnam.

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Friday, 22 May 2015

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The ruthless performance and not the massive scoreline is what fills coach Alen Stajcic with confidence his Westfield Matildas are capable of something special at next month’s Women’s World Cup.

The Matildas head to Canada on Saturday boosted by an 11-0 trouncing of Vietnam at a wet Jubilee Oval on Thursday night.

More than 4000 fans showed up to wish the side well, with Michelle Heyman scoring a hat-trick and co-captain Lisa De Vanna and Sam Kerr both getting doubles in the rout.

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In an astonishing start, the home side had scored seven goals before the halfway point of the first half in a clear sign they have the attacking talent to cause some damage at the World Cup.

“That first 25 minutes was very good and very clinical which is something we haven’t been in the past,” Stajcic said.

WRAP: 11-0! Matildas thrash Vietnam

“Considering we played this team 12 months ago and struggled to beat them 2-0 in the Asian Cup…it shows how far we’ve come.

“We lost a bit of shape and structure after the seventh goal which can happen but I was more concerned with the processes rather than the result at the end of the day.

“If we were doing that at training and had no opposition we wouldn’t score that many.

“We just seemed to finish everything and that was fantastic, but I was really more pleased with the passages of play.”

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The Matildas superior fitness, pace and skill was always going to be too much for the 34th ranked Vietnam.

After a long fourth month preparation for the squad, Stajcic feels the Matildas are in peak physical  condition ahead of the tournament.

He knows they will need to step things up to progress from the “group of death” against USA, Sweden and Nigeria at the World Cup but declared his side won’t be intimidated.

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“We’ll play the same way all the time. We’ve got a positive mindset and we’re going to take it to teams,” Stajcic said.

“For them to beat us they are going to have to play good football. They will have to break us down. We have a high work-rate in defence and a lot of pressure on the ball.

“In terms of attack some of the combinations, our left and right fullbacks bombing on and getting crosses in…attacking midfielders getting beyond the forward line, you’re going to see more of that.

“We’ll try and probe and take the game to everyone. That’s part of my philosophy, we’re not going to sit back and die wondering.

“If USA, Nigeria or Sweden want to beat us they are going to have to play good football. Otherwise they are going to get beaten.”

The Matildas leave for Canada on Saturday and will have three more warm-up games against Switzerland, China and New Zealand before their tournament opener against the USA on June 9.


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Matildas thrash Vietnam in friendly

May 23, 2015 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage, World Football

Samantha Kerr. Photo: Getty Images

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WA’s Samantha Kerr and Lisa De Vanna have each scored twice in the Westfield Matildas 11-0 thrashing of Vietnam at Sydney’s Jubilee Oval.


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Kerr’s Perth Glory Women teammate Caitlin Foord was also on target in the match, which was the Matildas last before heading to Canada on Saturday for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Katrina Gorry opened the scoring, Michelle Heyman scored a hat-trick and Alleway and van Egmond  also found the net in the rout.

The match was the Matildas second this week against Vietnam, who had put up more resistance in a 4-0 defeat at Valentine Park.

On that occasion, Steph Catley and Foord had found the net inside the opening half an hour before Kyah Simon, in her 50th international appearance, and Heyman struck within a minute of each other early in the second half.

Coach Alen Stajcic was pleased with how the squad was shaping up for the World Cup.

“The players have worked extremely hard up to this point and there is a real belief among the group that we can do well, so it would be great to see a big crowd for the farewell game,” he had said after the first match.

The Matildas face the United States, Sweden and Nigeria in the group stages of the World Cup, which kicks off next month.

All FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ matches will be live on SBS ONE, SBS HD and online, with the only exceptions being the concurrent group stage matches which will be streamed live online at www.sbs.com.au/theworldgame.

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De Vanna rewarded with Matildas co-captaincy

May 23, 2015 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage, World Football

  • Polkinghorne and De Vanna will share the captaincy duties in Canada (Getty)
After more than a decade in Australia’s national women’s team, veteran striker Lisa De Vanna has been handed a leadership role for the first time, appointed co-captain for next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup alongside Clare Polkinghorne.

The pair have a combined 175 international appearances and 38 goals between them.

Julie Dolan Medallist Emily van Egmond and Kyah Simon were named vice captains.

Mix of youth and experience in Matildas’ World Cup squad
Australia coach Alen Stajcic on Tuesday named veteran players Melissa Hudson and Lisa De Vanna alongside a host of young attacking stars his 23-player squad for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held in Canada from 6 June to 5 July.
Watch the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup LIVE on SBS
SBS is pleased to announce that for the first time in Australian TV history it will be broadcasting the entire 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada, live, free and exclusive – including all Matildas matches.

De Vanna, who made her international debut in 2004, has had a distinguished career as a Matildas stalwart but one that has been marred by controversy.

The lighting fast 30 year-old attacker, who will feature in her fourth World Cup campaign in Canada, admitted to being shocked and brought to tears by the honour of being named co-captain.

“I was a little bit shocked when I was told I would be a captain,” De Vanna said.

“I’ve been in this team for a very long time and a lot of the girls know how passionate I am and how much I go out and play with my heart on my sleeve for this team, so when Staj told me I was going to be a co-captain I cried.

“I love what I do and I love playing for my country, and to go out there and lead my country with the talented team we’ve got, I honestly believe this team can go all the way and leave a legacy.”

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic said Polkinghorne and De Vanna were fitting choices to share the role and exemplified the values of the squad.

“Over the last four or five months we’ve done an extreme amount of work in terms of leadership and growing the team off the field, and these two have exemplified that more than others,” Stajcic said.

“I’m really proud of Clare (Polkinghorne) who has been in the role before, but for Lisa De Vanna, the amount that she’s grown has been unbelievable.”

Defender Polkinghorne captained the Matildas at last year’s AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

“Obviously it’s a massive honour leading the girls into a World Cup,” the 26 year-old said.

“I’ve been lucky enough to share the co captaincy role the last couple of years but this is extra special being on the World Cup stage.

“I think heading into this World Cup we have set high standards for ourselves as a team, and with the talented group we’ve got there is a lot of potential to go deep in the tournament.”

The Matildas will play a farewell match against Vietnam on Thursday at Jubilee Oval in Kogarah (kick-off at 6.30pm AEST) before the squad departs for Canada on Saturday.

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Meet The Matildas

May 23, 2015 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage, World Football

With the A-League done and dusted our attention now moves to the FIFA Women’s World Cup where our Matildas will take on the might of some of the world’s best teams.

In a group that includes the USA and Sweden our girls will get a good taste of where women’s football in Australia stands. The girls have had mixed results in their recent outings with a 1-0 win over the Netherlands followed by a 3-0 loss to England.

But in their last two games the results have been a sign of hope for the side with the girls thrashing Finland 3-0 and completing a comprehensive 6-2 victory over the Czech Republic.

The Matildas will have one final send-off game at Jubilee Oval against Vietnam this Thursday at 6:30pm before heading to Canada for the World Cup.

Some of you might be familiar with the names of the 23 players selected in the squad. But if you’re not I’m here to give you a rundown of every player that is taking part for the Matildas in this World Cup.

There is one glaring omission from this squad with Kate Gill, arguably Australia’s greatest ever female footballer missing out. Gill has scored more international goals than Tim Cahill with 40 from her 83 caps.

1. Lydia Williams (goalkeeper), 13/05/1988, Washington Spirit, 40 caps
Williams brings lots of experience to this side with 40 caps. Born in Western Australia she played most of her junior football at Tuggeranong and Woden in the ACT. She started off with Canberra United in the W-League in 2008 and was part of the Matilda’s Asian Cup winning team of 2010.

Williams has also had stints at Pitea IF (Sweden) and more recently the Western New York Flash. Knee injuries have threatened her career with the talented keeper returning from her second knee reconstruction this year. In the local Canberra League she has been dominant in her quest to regain fitness for her local side Tuggeranong United.

2. Larissa Crummer (forward), 10/1/1996, Brisbane Roar, 4 caps, 1 goal
This girl is super talented. When she was just 14 years old she was brought into the Under-19s Australian schoolgirls football team.

After that she was dominant for her side the Peninsula Power in the Brisbane Women’s Premier League scoring 12 goals as a 15-year-old to lead them to the premiership. She has a good sense for a goal, and will only improve with more international experience.

3. Ashleigh Sykes (midfielder), 15/12/1991, Canberra United, 12 caps, 4 goals
Originally from Sydney, Sykes grew up in Dubbo and has been a star for Canberra United in the W-League. A former athletics champion Sykes has pace to burn and is usually seen getting on the end of long balls and finding her teammates with precise crosses.

She has improved with each season in the W-League and has been one of the main factors behind Canberra’s success.

4. Clare Polkinghorne (co-captain, defender), 1/02/1989, Brisbane Roar, 78 caps, 5 goals
A superstar of the women’s game Polkinghorne is a deserving co-captain. A great defender Polkinghorne also has a skill set to match.

During Brisbane Roar’s championship run in the A-League Polkinghorne was the main factor behind it. She has won two championships and one premiership, and is one of the more experienced girls in the team and will always lead by example. She is also a previous Julie Dolan medallist

5. Laura Alleway (defender), 28/11/1989, Brisbane Roar, 30 caps, 1 goal
Has had stints at the Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar and even Lincoln Ladies in the FA WSL (Football Association Women’s Super League) in England. Brings experience to the side and could form a crucial partnership with her Brisbane Roar teammate Polkinghorne.

6. Servet Uzunlar (defender), 8/03/1989, Sydney FC, 45 caps, 3 goals
Uzunlar is a Turkish-Australian who has won both the W-League premiership and championship with Sydney FC in 2009. She is an experienced player who loves the big stage, she was a part of the Matilda’s 2010 Asian Cup victory.

7. Steph Catley (defender), 26/01/1994, Melbourne Victory, 32 caps, 1 goal
Catley is another player who made an impression at a young age making her debut for the Victory in October 2009 at just 15 years of age. In the 2011-12 season she was named female footballer of the year after making the switch to defence. She has played over in America as well as playing for NSWL side the Portland Thorns.

8. Elise Kellond-Knight (defender), 10/08/1990, Brisbane Roar, 55 caps, 1 goal
Another star of the game who was part of Brisbane’s dominant 2008-09 premiership and championship winning team. She has a vast array of skills and was part of the Matilda’s 2010 Asian Cup winning team. In the 2011 Women’s World Cup she was that outstanding that she was named in the tournament’s All Star team.

9. Caitlin Foord (forward), 11/11/1994, Perth Glory, 28 caps, 3 goals
A youngster from Shellharbour who has come through the Illawarra Sports High School system. She starred for Sydney FC before plying her trade for Sky Blue FC in America. She was loaned back to Sydney FC but now plays alongside good friend Samantha Kerr in Perth.

In the 2011 Women’s World Cup Foord was named Best Young Player, while she has won the premiership and championship with Sydney FC in the W-League.

10. Emily van Egmond (midfielder), 12/07/1993, Newcastle Jets, 39 caps, 10 goals
A good friend of mine during my first year of college, Emily is the daughter of former Newcastle coach Gary van Egmond. She is well travelled, having played for the Newcastle Jets, Canberra United, Fortuna Hjorring, Western New York Flash, Seattle Reign FC, Western Sydney Wanderers and Chicago Red Stars.

As the reigning Julie Dolan medallist Van Egmond will be looking to dominate this World Cup, she is a power player who can score goals.

11. Lisa De Vanna (co-captain, forward), 14/11/1984, Melbourne Victory, 97 caps, 33 goals
A scary footballer in her younger days, ‘wild thing’ wouldn’t have been too far a nickname for De Vanna who always goes hard. She is a world class athlete and has an incredible strike rate in front of goals for a number of world class teams.

Earlier in her career she was a super-sub for the Matildas scoring more goals off the bench than she would as a starting player. Her dribbling is something purely special to the women’s game, and she is a big key in this World Cup for the Matildas.

12. Leena Khamis (midfielder), 19/06/1986, Sydney FC, 23 caps, 5 goals
Talented mature player (when you consider the age of this team) Khamis has won both the championship and premiership with Sydney FC and was also part of the 2010 Asian Cup winning team. In the first season of the W-League she finished on top of the goal scoring ladder with seven goals.

13. Tameka Butt (midfielder), 16/06/1991, Brisbane Roar, 45 caps, 6 goals
One of my favourite players in the W-League, Butt is a supreme athlete who has dominated the competition since she started. She has a long list of awards that include the Players’ Player award for the W-League in 2012-13, and she is the previous Julie Dolan Medallist before Van Egmond this year.

Butt claimed goal of the year for the Brisbane Roar last season, and has claimed a hat-trick in three W-League seasons in 2008-09, 2011-12 and 2012-13. She is the Roar’s all-time leading scorer with 40 goals, not bad for a midfielder. She has scored in four W-League grand finals so loves the big stage, and is my tip to be our best player at this World Cup.

14. Alana Kennedy (midfielder), 21/01/1995, Perth Glory, 27 caps
Kennedy has played for Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets, Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory in the W-League, she is a solid midfielder who has played at a variety of levels for Australia.

15. Teresa Polias (midfielder), 16/05/1990, Sydney FC, 8 caps
One of the more mature-aged players in the squad, she has previously represented the Young Matildas. Polias was a pivotal member in Sydney FC’s championship in 2012-13 where she played every minute of every game. She is not only a smart footballer, Polias also works full-time as a primary school teacher.

16. Hayley Raso (midfielder), 5/09/1994, Brisbane Roar, 12 caps, 1 Goal
Raso started her career in Canberra before moving to Brisbane. Raso is a talented youngster who plays on the wing, she will benefit from her first World Cup, and she has shown in the W-League that she can score a goal.

17. Kyah Simon (forward), 25/06/1991, Sydney FC, 49 caps, 10 goals
A special player Simon has played for a variety of teams including Central Coast, Sydney FC, Boston Breakers and Western Sydney Wanderers. Her 2010-11 season was something special.

She scored 11 goals in 12 games, while also becoming the Julie Dolan Medallist, Young Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year. She scored the winning penalty in Australia’s Asian Cup triumph, and she was the first ever indigenous player (male or female) to score for Australia in a World Cup.

18. Melissa Barbieri (goalkeeper), 20/01/1980, Adelaide United, 84 caps
The veteran of the side this will be Barbieri’s fourth World Cup. She has a list of achievements including the 2013-14 W-League Keeper of the Year, and is a former captain of the Matildas.

Barbieri was initially selected in the 1997 national camp as a midfielder before switching to the goalkeeper position in 2000. She brings a wealth of experience to this side and will be a mentor for a lot of the young girls.

19. Katrina Gorry (midfielder), 13/08/1992, Brisbane Roar, 29 caps, 10 goals
Youngster who can find the goals she has played for a host of teams in both the W-League and internationally. She made her debut for the national side in 2012 as a 19-year-old against Japan.

20. Samantha Kerr (forward), 10/09/1993, Perth Glory, 36 caps, 5 goals
The sister of former Eagles champion Daniel. Kerr is a special talent who has dominated the W-League since she was 16, where in 2009 she was named the Players’ Player and she also picked up the Goal of the Year award for a freakish effort against Sydney FC.

She has played in America for the Western New York Flash, and in the 2010 Asian Cup final, Kerr scored Australia’s only goal in the 1-1 draw which Australia eventually won on penalties.

21. Mackenzie Arnold (goalkeeper), 25/02/1994, Perth Glory, 6 caps
A young goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold is very talented. She has played for Perth Glory, Canberra United and the Western Sydney Wanderers. I expect her to play third string behind Williams and Barbieri.

22. Nicola Bolger (midfielder), 3/03/1993, Sydney FC, 5 caps
Was a part of Sydney FC’s 2009 premiership and championship double when she was just 16 years old. Has the talent and will gain plenty of experience from being a part of her first World Cup.

23. Michelle Heyman (forward), 4/07/1988, Canberra United, 33 caps, 11 goals
An absolute star of the game, Heyman scored one of the best goals you will ever see playing for local side Belconnen United in Canberra a few years back. She took the ball 30 yards out from goal and with great finesse she chipped the keeper with ease.

She won the Julie Dolan Medal and the Golden Boot award for Central Coast in 2009 scoring 11 goals in 11 matches. She has a similar strike rate at Canberra United since signing for them in 2010 and has been part of both Canberra’s two premierships and their one premiership.

A nightmare for defences Heyman always seems to find space, and has a deadly accurate shot in combination, she has pace and strength and could form a deadly combo with Simon, De Vanna or Kerr during this World Cup.

Other notables
The average age of the squad is 23, while 18 members of the squad finished runners-up in last year’s Asian Cup.

Outside of Barbieri playing her fourth World Cup, three players will head to their third World Cup (De Vanna, Polkinghorne and Williams). Ten players are playing their first World Cup (Arnold, Bolger, Catley, Crummer, Gorry, Heyman, Kennedy, Polias, Raso and Sykes).

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The World Football Programme Radio 107.9FM

May 14, 2015 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media

The World Football Programme Review for this week:

This week on WA’s The World Football Programme on Radio Fremantle 107.9fm, Penny Tanner is hosting with studio guests Danny Dewhurst and Neal Bridger. We cover the local competitions that are all in full swing, plus the A League and W league awards and the ALeague Grand Final between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC on Sunday. A full next few months of internationals includes the Matildas playing Vietnam May 21 before flying out to the WWC in Canada and a host of matches on the Eastern seaboard starting the week after.

Join the conversation by texting us Saturday from 10am on 0408921832, or share your comments and news on our Facebook Group. Listen to live streaming via radiofremantle.com or the RadioTuneInPro mobile app. The World Football Programme, 107.9fm Saturdays from 10 through midday Perth time.

Guest list:
In studio
Danny Dewhurst (Football Memorabilia Fair Sunday)
Neal Bridger (Melville City FC Coach)

Live on the phone WA time:
Ann Gourley (Kelmscott Roo’s Director of Coaching) 10-11am
Damien DeBohun (FFA Head of A League and W League) 11-1130am
Alen Stajcic (Matilda’s Coach) 1130-12
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FFA WHOLE OF FOOTBALL PLAN

May 14, 2015 By: Penny Category: State Teams and Programmes

FFA announcement today to make soccer the number one sport in Australia

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Whole of Football Plan sets out 20-year vision

Sydney
5 May 2015

The Whole of Football Plan (WOFP) setting out a 20-year vision for Australian Football was unveiled today after an unprecedented consultation with the Australian Football community and major stakeholders.

More than 20,000 people joined an online survey, hundreds attended 13 community forums and the game’s leaders and key commercial partners provided individual feedback.

Speaking at today’s WOFP launch in Sydney, Football Federation Australia Chairman Frank Lowy AC acclaimed the unity of purpose behind the plan.

“Ten years ago at the outset of Football’s new beginning, publishing a Whole of Football Plan for the decades ahead would have appeared premature and overly optimistic,” said Lowy. “We first had to rebuild the foundations and restore credibility to our game.

“Today, much hard work has brought us to the point where we have the unity and sense of destiny that means the time is right to think big. There are millions whose lives are enriched by Football and we owe it to them to fulfill the game’s great promise.”

FFA CEO David Gallop said the WOFP would provide the landmarks towards the strategic objective of becoming the largest and most popular sport in Australia.

“Football is on a mission to become the largest and most popular sport in Australia,” said Gallop. “It’s a bold idea, but now is the time for the Australian Football community to bring it to life.

“The Whole of Football Plan gives everyone in Football a long-term view of what the game needs to do in order to fulfill its potential and reach its destiny.”

The key long-term projections of the WOFP include;

· A 15 million strong Football community by 2035, including 1 million club members
· A distinctive Australian style of playing that puts our National Teams in contention for all FIFA and AFC championships
· Hosting the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup as the driver of women’s Football participation and professionalism
· National competitions that attract 75% of participants to support a Top Tier club
· A combined pool of 3,000 elite male and female players from 12 to 19 vying for future national selection and professional contracts
· Academies that provide world-class coaching so that no Australian youth needs to go overseas to find elite development
· A redistribution of resources to community Football
· Lower cost and higher quality coach education from the grassroots to professional tier
· Making schools and social Football the focus of an “Anytime, Anyhow, Anywhere” approach to playing the game
· Sourcing Football facilities that accommodate the increasing urban density of Australian society
· Redefining the role of referees as game facilitators, not just as arbitrators of the Laws of the Game

Gallop also made the point that in developing this plan, Football has made a decision not to be limited by the game’s resources in 2015.

“We have a firm conviction that Football’s best years are ahead of us,” said Gallop. “We know that growth will inevitably bring greater revenues and new incomes streams, enough to fund the future.”

The WOFP was released today in a multi-media format. Fox Sports broadcast and live streamed a 30-minute special presentation and a new website www.wholeoffootballplan.com.au containing video, text and graphics was launched.

The WOFP will now provide a template for the next FFA Strategic Plan for the period 2015-19. This will be published later this year.

The WOFP has been endorsed by the nine State and Territory Member Federations and the 10 A-League clubs.

SCHOOL SPORTS TRIALS

May 14, 2015 By: Penny Category: State Teams and Programmes

2015 INTERSTATE FOOTBALL (Soccer) 19s

Who to Contact

Position Name School Email
Tour Leader Peter Rickers John Curtin College Peter.Rickers@education.wa.edu.au
Boys Coach Gavin Brown John Curtin College mrgavinbrown@gmail.com
Girls Coach Wayne Baseden Willetton SHS Wayne.Baseden@education.wa.edu.au
Girls Manager Lauren Mathews Willetton SHS lauren.andrews@education.wa.edu.au
Boys Manager Matthew Donlevy John Curtin College mattdonlevy@hotmail.com

Interstate Event Information

Event Date Venue /State Age
20 – 29 November 2015 Adelaide, SA 19 & U yrs as at 31 December
This sport is one of nine sports that will be contested at the School Sport Australia Pacific School Games in Adelaide in November. School Sport WA will have over 350 students and team officials travelling to this major international multi sport event. It is expected that there will be over 4000 competitors in Adelaide for the competition.  All teams will be accommodated in the Adelaide CBD with the sports being conducted across the Adelaide metro area.  School Sport WA will keep people updated as further details about this event become available.

Interstate Trial Information

Trial Specifics
Nomination Due Day of trials
Cost $20 Boys & Girls
Trial Details

Boys

Trial 1+3: For South Players

South of River players only need attend

Date:      Tuesday 5 May

Tuesday 12 May

Venue:    John Curtin College of Arts

Ellen St, Fremantle

Time:      4:30pm – 6.00pm

Trail 2+4: For North Players

North of River players only need attend

Date:       Wednesday 6 May

Wednesday 13 May

Venue:     Timberlane Reserve,

Althaea Way, Woodvale

Time:       4:30pm – 6pm

Any Queries: Boys Coach [Gavin]   0419 757 080

Girls

Trial 1: For North Players

City North of River players only need attend

Country players have the option to attend

Date:      Wednesday 17 June

Venue:    Timberlane Reserve,

Althaea Way, Woodvale

Time:      4:30pm – 6.00pm

Trail 2: For all invited players

City North & South of the River players

Country players are asked to attend

Date:      Saturday 20 June

Venue:    Willetton SHS

Enter via Wainwright Close, Willetton

Time:      3:00pm – 5.30pm

Trail 3: For South Players

South of River players only need attend

Country players have the option to attend

Date:      Wednesday 24 June

Venue:    John Curtin College of Arts

Ellen St, Fremantle

Time:      4:30pm – 6.00pm

Trail 4: For all invited players

City North & South of the River players

Country players are asked to attend

Date:      Saturday 27 June

Venue:    Willetton SHS

Enter via Wainwright Close, Willetton

Time:      3:00pm – 5.30pm

Additional trials to be announced after this date. Any queries feel free to ring Wayne Baseden (Coach) 0416 211 961.

ALEAGUE AND WLEAGUE AWARDS

May 14, 2015 By: Penny Category: W League

Monday, 11 May 2015

Nathan Burns from the Wellington Phoenix has claimed the Johnny Warren Medal, the Hyundai A-League’s Players’ Player Award at the gala Hyundai A-League & Westfield W-League 2014/15 Awards night which was held at the Carriageworks in Sydney tonight.

Emily van Egmond took out the Westfield W-League’s highest honour, the Julie Dolan Medal, with George Blackwood (Sydney FC ) and Liam Youlley (Western Sydney Wanderers FC ) tying for the title of Foxtel National Youth League Player of the Year.

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Burns, won the Johnny Warren Medal receiving 577 votes from his playing peers, ahead of Marcelo Carrusca (366 votes), Fahid Ben Khalfallah (307 votes), Kosta Barbarouses (277 votes) and Sergio Cirio (245 points).

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James Jeggo was named the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award ahead of Brandon Borello (Brisbane Roar FC), Jamie Maclaren (Perth Glory), Terry Antonis (Sydney FC) and Tomi Juric (Western Sydney Wanderers. Jeggo will receive a $10,000 NAB personal investment portfolio, along with a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking and financial services.

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Melbourne Victory’s Premiership winning Head Coach Kevin Muscat received the Hyundai A-League Coach of the Year Award and Peter McGuinness from the Newcastle Jets was named the Westfield W-League Coach of the Year.

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Sydney FC’s Austrian Marquee player, Marc Janko, took home the Nike Golden Boot Award as the top goal scorer for the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season with 16 goals and Perth Glory’s Kathryn Gill was the Westfield W-League 2014/15 Golden Boot winner courtesy of her 12 goals throughout the season.

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Perth Glory’s Samantha Kerr picked up the Westfield W-League’s Players’ Player of the Year Award and Sydney FC’s Amy Harrison was named the Westfield W-League’s Young Player of the Year.

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Eugene Galekovic collected the Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year Award for a record fourth time and Mackenzie Arnold from Perth Glory received the Westfield W-League Goalkeeper of the Year Award.

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Adelaide United defender Tarek Elrich scored the Hyundai A-League the Goal of the Year Award for his Round 27 solo effort against Melbourne City FC. Ashleigh Sykes from Canberra United scored the Westfield W-League Goal of the Year for her strike against Perth Glory in Round 12.

VIDEO: See Elrich’s stunner right here!

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Wellington Phoenix picked up the Hyundai A-League Fair Play Award for accruing the least number of yellow and red card points. Adelaide United won the Westfield W-League Fair Play Award with Brisbane Roar FC winning the Foxtel National Youth League Fair Play Award.

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Jarred Gillet was named the Hyundai A-League Referee of the Year award for the second time in his career whilst Kate Jacewicz from Brisbane collected the Westfield W-League’s Referee of the Year for the fifth time.


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