|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Head coach||Tony Gustavsson|
|Most caps||Cheryl Salisbury (151)|
|Top scorer||Sam Kerr (48)|
|Current||11 2 (20 August 2021)|
|Highest||4 (December 2017)|
|Lowest||16 (October 2006)|
| Australia 2–2 New Zealand |
(Sutherland, Australia; 6 October 1979)
| Australia 21–0 American Samoa |
(Auckland, New Zealand; 9 October 1998)
| United States 9–1 Australia |
(Ambler, United States; 5 June 1997)
|Appearances||8 (first in 1995 )|
|Best result||Quarter-finals (2007, 2011, 2015)|
|Appearances||4 (first in 2000 )|
|Best result||Fourth Place (2020)|
|Appearances||5 (first in 2006 )|
|Best result||Winners (2010)|
|OFC Nations Cup|
|Appearances||7 (first in 1983 )|
|Best result||Winners (1994, 1998, 2003)|
The Australia women's national soccer team is overseen by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Australia, which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is "the Matildas" (from the Australian folk song "Waltzing Matilda"), having been known as the "Female Socceroos" before 1995.
Australia is a three-time OFC champion, one-time AFC champion and one-time AFF champion, and became the first ever national team to win in two different confederations (before the men's team did the same in 2015 AFC Asian Cup). The team has represented Australia at the FIFA Women's World Cup on seven occasions and at the Olympic Games on four, although it has won neither tournament. Immediately following the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Australia was ranked eleventh in the world by FIFA.
Australia will co-host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup along with New Zealand, so the Matildas automatically qualify for this event as co-hosts.
The Australian Women's Soccer Association (AWSA) was founded in 1974and a representative Australian team competed at the following year's Asian Women's Championship. A national team made up primarily of players from New South Wales and Western Australia was sent to the 1978 inaugural World Women's Invitational Tournament, in Taipei, Taiwan. Australia played against club teams at the tournament and none of the players' appearances counted as official caps. Coached by Jim Selby, the selected players were: Sandra Brentnall (WA), Connie Byrnes (captain, NSW), Julie Clayton (WA), Kim Coates (NSW), Julie Dolan (NSW), Cindy Heydon (NSW), Barbara Kozak (WA), Sharon Loveless (WA), Toni McMahon (NSW), Sue Monteath (QLD), Sharon Pearson (NSW), Judy Pettitt (WA), Anna Senjuschenko (WA), Teresa Varadi (WA), Leigh Wardell (NSW) and Monika Werner (VIC).
Australia's first official international match was against New Zealand at Seymour Shaw Park, Miranda, New South Wales, Australia on Saturday 6 October 1979, as it was billed as the "1st Australian Women's International Soccer Test". The Australian team listed in the match programme was Sue Monteath (Qld), Shona Bass (Vic), Kim Coates (Vic), Dianna Hall (SA), Carla Grims (SA), Fiana McKenzie (SA), Sandra Brentnall (WA), Judith Pettit (WA), Sharon Mateljan (WA), Julie Clayton (WA), Cindy Heydon (NSW), Julie Dolan (NSW), Toni McMahon (NSW), Jamie Rosman (NSW), Rosie van Bruinessen (NSW) and Leigh Wardell (NSW). Jim Selby remained as coach and the managers were Noelene Stanley and Elaine Watson. A lack of resources meant Australia's first eight official matches were all against New Zealand.
Australia played in the first Oceania Cup in 1983 at New Caledonia, losing the final to New Zealand in extra time. It was the first time the Australians faced a team other than the "Football Ferns" of New Zealand. A team would not be assembled again until the next edition of the tournament in 1986 tournament in New Zealand, which featured Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan, as well as New Zealand's B team. Australia lost in the final again, beaten 4–1 by Taiwan.
The late 80s had Australia encountering the American and European teams for the first time in the 1987 Women's World Invitational Tournament in Taiwan, and the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament in China. For the latter tournament, the players had to sew themselves the own Australian crests onto the team tracksuits. [ citation needed ] Australia finished level on points with New Zealand, but had scored fewer goals, which resulted in New Zealand progressed to the World Cup as OFC representative.Hosting the 1989 Oceania Cup in Brisbane, the Australians finished third (A team) and fourth (B team). The 1991 tournament doubled as qualifiers for the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the winner was determined by the best results from a group.
Between 1991 and 1994, the Matildas played internationally during a tour of Russia in 1994.[ citation needed ] The Oceania tournament in 1994 again doubled as World Cup qualifiers in the same round-robin format. Again, Australia finished even with New Zealand on points but this time had a superior goal difference, and qualified for their first FIFA Women's World Cup.
Before 1995, the nickname for the women's team was just "Female Socceroos", derivative of the male squad. Thus in 1995 the Australian Women's Soccer Association joined with Special Broadcasting Service to broadcast a naming competition for the female team. Out of five names, the popular vote chose "Matildas", from the song "Waltzing Matilda". The players themselves did not approve of the name, and took years to use the moniker to describe the team.
At the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden, Australia were grouped with the United States, China and Denmark. During their opening match against Denmark, they lost 5–0.During the team's second match, a 4–2 loss to China, Angela Iannotta scored Australia's first goal at a World Cup. In the final group match against cup holders the United States, Australia scored first but went on to lose 4–1.
The Matildas would assert their Continental strength at the 1998 Oceania Cup, which doubled as a World Cup qualifying tournament. Australia thrashed their Pacific island opposition in their group games and semi-final, before defeating hosts New Zealand in the final 3–1 (the only goal conceded for the tournament), and qualifying for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup in USA. At the tournament, Australia was grouped with Sweden, China and Ghana. In their opening match, they secured their first non-loss in a World Cup match with a 1–1 draw against the Ghanaians. Their following group matches were both 3–1 losses, finishing third in the group, but showing improvement on previous tournaments.
Australia still did not have much attention and respect, with the Matildas forced to train with second-hand equipment from the Socceroos, not getting paid and with few games to play.To promote themselves and raise funds for the team, in 1999 the Matildas posed nude for a calendar, which sold over 40,000 units.
The profile built for the sport carried into 2000, where the Matildas had a guaranteed spot for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. While in January a friendly match against the Czech Republic in Melbourne's Bob Jane Stadium attracted only 1,500 spectators, a crowd of 10,000 came to the Matildas' game against China at the Sydney Football Stadium in June.Much anticipation surrounded the team's Olympic performance on home soil, but a 3–0 loss to Germany in their opening game brought those hopes down. A draw with Sweden and a final loss to Brazil ended their tournament in the first round. While the on-field performance was disappointing, attendances at matches were high for women's soccer in Australia, raising the profile of the game.
The team were the host nation for an annual invitational tournament called the Australia Cup, from 1999 to 2004 inclusive, winning it twice.
Following the Olympics, many problems halted the Matildas' schedules. As Ernie Merrick backed out on his intentions to coach the team, Adrian Santrac only took over as manager in November, and Australia played no games in 2001. The following year the team argued over the calendar proceeds with the promoter, and AWSA went defunct, being absorbed by Soccer Australia (current Football Federation Australia). In-between, many players opted to retire from the national team.
In 2003, they won the Oceania Cup and qualified for the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they finished in the first round.
The team won the 2004 OFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Fiji to return to Olympic tournament in Athens 2004.The Matildas won their first Olympic game ever against Greece, and managed to qualify for the quarterfinals, losing to Sweden 2–1.
In 2006, Australia moved from the Oceania Football Confederation to the Asian Football Confederation, and the country was given hosting rights to the AFC Women's Asian Cup that same year. The opening game for the Matildas was against South Korea. An early own goal by South Korea put the Matilda's up, finishing with 3 goals in the second half to give them a 4–0 win. The second match against Myanmar was also a win to the Matildas, who finished with 2 goals, with Sally Shipard and Lisa De Vanna scoring one a piece. The Matildas went on to reach the final, being defeated 4–2 on penalties by China after having a two-goal half time lead.
Australia qualified for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup and drawn into Group C. They defeated Ghana 4–1 on 12 September in Hangzhou,followed by a 1–1 draw against Norway at the same venue on 15 September. Thanks to a late goal from Cheryl Salisbury, they drew against Canada 2–2 on 20 September in Chengdu to advance to the knockout round for the first time in team history. Australia came up against Brazil in their elimination match, losing to Brazil 3–2 to end their 2007 World Cup run at the quarter-final stage.
The Matildas failed to get through qualifiers for the 2008 Olympics held in 2007, where they lost to Korea DPR both home and away in the final round.
In 2008, the Matildas competed in the 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup. They were drawn in Group B, placing second in the group with relative ease behind Japan, who they would eventually face in the third place playoff. With the Matildas progressing from the group stage to the semi-finals, they were paired up against Korea DPR. Korea DPR won the match 3–0 and went on to win the tournament. This led them on to the third place playoff, facing Japan for a second time in the tournament and again losing, leaving the Matildas in fourth place.
|Aussies Abroad: The Matildas (ESPN)|
In 2010 the Matildas qualified for the 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup in China. They beat Vietnam (2–0) and South Korea (3–1) before losing to China 1–0 which made them advance in second place and advance to the Semi-finals where they beat Japan 1–0. The final which was played in wet conditions was history making itself with it being the first senior soccer team (men or women) to make a final in the AFC. They created more history by being the first ever Australian soccer team to win in Asia after beating at the finals the team of Korea DPR in penalties, 5–4, after a regular time score of 1–1 (Australia's goal being scored by Sam Kerr). The title gave the Matildas a berth at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.
The following year the team contested the World Cup, being sorted into Group D. Despite losing 1–0 to Brazil in the opening game, victories of 3–2 and 2–1 over Equatorial Guinea and Norway respectively qualified the Matildas to the quarterfinals.At the knockout stage, the team lost 3–1 to Sweden. Caitlin Foord was awarded Best Young Player of the tournament, and defender Elise Kellond-Knight was chosen for the All-Star Team.
During the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, they became the first Australian team, men's or women's, to win a knockout stage match at a World Cup when they defeated Brazil by a score of 1–0. The goal was scored by Kyah Simon after a shot by Lisa de Vanna was blocked and redirected by goalkeeper Luciana. In the quarterfinals, the Matildas lost to defending champions Japan in a late goal by Mana Iwabuchi.
The following year, they contested in qualifiers for the 2016 Summer Olympics where they finished on top of the group after defeating all of the opponents bar China,to get to the Olympic Games. Drawn in Group F, Australia lost to Canada, conceded a draw to Germany, and defeated Zimbabwe in a blowout to finish as the best third placed team. The adversary in the quarterfinals were hosts Brazil, who avenged the defeat one year prior in the penalty shootouts as goalkeeper Bárbara saved Alanna Kennedy's kick.
At the 2017 Tournament of Nations event, the Matildas recorded their first ever win over the United States after 27 attempts, defeating them 1–0 in Seattle.The Matildas went on to defeat Japan 4–2 and Brazil 6–1 to finish as the inaugural tournament champions. Following the Tournament of Nations, the Matildas scheduled a series of two friendlies hosting Brazil, with the first match at Penrith Stadium being sold-out, and an even larger crowd of nearly 17,000 attending the next match 3 days later in Newcastle.
In December 2017, Matildas were awarded the Public Choice Team of the Year at the Australian Institute of Sport Awards.
At the 2018 AFC Asian Cup, Australia reached the final after defeating Thailand in the semi-final on penalty kicks. They would lose 1–0 to Japan in the final, but nonetheless secured a spot at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.Later that year at the 2018 Tournament of Nations Australia once again went undefeated, finishing the tournament with two wins and one draw. They were tied with the United States with 7 points, but the US had a superior goal differential and were crowned tournament champions.
Despite entering 2019 on the back of good form, the Matildas coach Alen Stajcic was sacked from the role in January 2019 by Football Federation Australia (FFA), whose chief executive David Gallop said the decision was based on confidential surveys and conversations with players and staff.The decision proved to be very controversial, as the FFA refused to discuss any further specifics as to the reasoning for the decision and was made only months out from a World Cup appearance. Some players, such as Sam Kerr, Lydia Williams and Elise Kellond-Knight spoke in support of Stajic and voiced their surprise at his sacking. Former men's national team assistant Ante Milicic was later appointed coach.
For the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Australia was in Group C with Italy, Brazil, and Jamaica. A 2–1 injury time loss to Italy was followed by a 3–2 win against Brazil. This victory was notable for 3 reasons – Australia came back from a 2–0 deficit, these were the first goals conceded by Brazil in the group stage in 16 years and it was their first group stage loss for 24 years.The final group game was a 4–1 win over Jamaica with Sam Kerr scoring all four goals. The result saw Australia finish second in the group and proceed to play Norway in the round of sixteen. The game finished one-all after both regulation time and extra time with Norway winning the penalty shoot-out 4–1.
Australia will co-host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup along with New Zealand, after the bidding decision was announced on 25 June 2020.In September 2020, Football Federation Australia named Swede Tony Gustavsson as the Matildas' new head coach, signing him on a deal running through 2024, including the delayed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup in India, the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
In 2020, the Matildas qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics where they finished top of all competing nations during the 2020 Asian Football Confederation's Qualifying Tournament.They were placed in the Group G with countries Sweden, the United States, and New Zealand. After beating New Zealand, losing to Sweden, and drawing with the United States, they were ranked third in their group and progressed to the quarter finals against Great Britain. The match saw Australia open the scoring with a 1-goal advantage, before Great Britain surpassed them with a 1-goal advantage in the second half. An 89th-minute goal by captain Sam Kerr saw Australia equalise before advancing to extra time. During the extra 30 minutes of play, Mary Fowler and Kerr scored an additional two goals to bring the score to 4–2, before Ellen White completed her hattrick. The game ended with a 4–3 score, resulting in Australia's first entry into an Olympic semi-final. They played Sweden, and despite a strong performance, as well as a disallowed goal by Kerr, they lost 1–0, relegating them to a bronze medal match playoff against the United States. The semi-final match against Sweden broke women's sport TV viewing records in Australia, with 2.32 million viewers tuning in. In the bronze medal match, they lost 4–3 to the United States, resulting in the Matilda's 7th loss of the year. Finishing fourth, the 2020 Olympics were the Matildas' most successful performance at the Olympics, having previously never progressed beyond the quarter-finals since its inception in 1996.
Regarded as Australia's most beloved national sporting team in 2019, the Matildas have grown its fanbase over recent years, due to increased exposure, successful tournaments and skilled players coming on to play both internationally and at club level, including captain Sam Kerr, widely regarded as one of the world's best female football players.
The team's official nickname is "the Matildas" (from the Australian folk song "Waltzing Matilda"), having been known as the "Female Socceroos" before 1995.
Under a naming rights deal with Scentre Group and its predecessor, Westfield Group, the team was branded as "Westfield Matildas" from 2008 to 2021.The team is currently branded as "Commonwealth Bank Matildas",based on a multi-year financial investment in the team by the Commonwealth Bank.
Best Mover Worst Ranking Worst MoverBest Ranking
|Australia's FIFA world rankings|
|1975 to 1999||Australia women's national soccer team results (1975–99)|
|2000 to 2009||Australia women's national soccer team results (2000–09)|
|2010 to 2019||Australia women's national soccer team results (2010–19)|
|2020 to 2029||Australia women's national soccer team results (2020–29)|
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Loss Fixture
|10 April 2021 Friendly||Germany||5–2||Australia||Wiesbaden, Germany|
|16:10|| Report (FA) |
|Gielnik 82', 90+2'||Stadium: Brita-Arena |
Referee: Marta Frías Acedo (Spain)
|13 April 2021 Friendly||Netherlands||5–0||Australia||Nijmegen, Netherlands|
|18:30 CEST|| Report (FA) |
|Stadium: Stadion de Goffert |
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
|10 June 2021 Friendly||Denmark||3–2||Australia||Horsens, Denmark|
|18:00 CEST|| Report (FA) |
|Stadium: CASA Arena |
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
|15 June 2021 Friendly||Sweden||0–0||Australia||Kalmar, Sweden|
|18:45 CEST|| Report (FA) |
|Stadium: Guldfågeln Arena |
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
|14 July 2021 MS&AD CUP||Japan||1–0||Australia||Kameoka, Japan|
|19:20 UTC+9||Report||Stadium: Sanga Stadium |
Referee: Azusa Sugino (Japan)
|21 July 2021 Olympics GS||Australia||2–1||New Zealand||Tokyo, Japan|
|20:30||Report||Stadium: Tokyo Stadium |
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
|24 July 2021 Olympics GS||Sweden||4–2||Australia||Saitama, Japan|
|17:30||Report||Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002 |
Referee: Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)
|27 July 2021 Olympics GS||United States||0–0||Australia||Kashima, Japan|
|17:00||Report||Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium |
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
|30 July 2021 Olympics QF||Great Britain||3–4||Australia||Kashima, Japan|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium |
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)
|2 August 2021 Olympics SF||Australia||0–1||Sweden||Yokohama, Japan|
|20:00||Report||Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama |
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
|5 August 2021 Olympics BM||Australia||3–4||United States||Kashima, Japan|
|17:00||Report||Stadium: Kashima Stadium |
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
|21 September 2021 Friendly||Republic of Ireland||3–2||Australia||Dublin, Ireland|
|19:00||Report||Stadium: Tallaght Stadium |
Referee: Paula Brady (Republic of Ireland)
Australia has consistently played matches against international opponents since 1978.To date, they have played 52 different nations and governing bodies, across FIFA World Cups, invitational tournaments, the OFC Women's Nations Cup (until 2004), the AFC Women's Asian Cup (from 2006) and international friendlies.
|Head coach||Tony Gustavsson|
|Assistant coach||Melissa Andreatta|
|Goalkeeping coach||John Gorza|
|13||Hesterine de Reus||2013–2014||13||6||2||5||46.15%|
The following 24 players were named to the squad for the friendly match against the Republic of Ireland on 21 September 2021.
Caps and goals are current as of 21 September 2021 after the match against the Republic of Ireland.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Lydia Williams||13 May 1988||92||0||Arsenal|
|12||GK||Teagan Micah||20 October 1997||7||0||FC Rosengård|
|18||GK||Mackenzie Arnold||25 February 1994||27||0||West Ham United|
|2||DF||Jenna McCormick||7 September 1994||4||0||AGF Fodbold|
|3||DF||Courtney Nevin||12 February 2002||4||0||Western Sydney Wanderers|
|4||DF||Clare Polkinghorne||1 February 1989||136||11||Vittsjö GIK|
|7||DF||Steph Catley||26 January 1994||92||3||Arsenal|
|8||DF||Charlotte Grant||20 September 2001||1||0||FC Rosengård|
|14||DF||Alanna Kennedy||21 January 1995||99||8||Manchester City|
|21||DF||Angela Beard||16 August 1997||1||0||Fortuna Hjørring|
|23||DF||Emma Checker||11 March 1996||8||0||UMF Selfoss|
|24||DF||Jamilla Rankin||9 May 2003||0||0||Brisbane Roar|
|25||DF||Winonah Heatley||18 June 2001||0||0||Växjö DFF|
|6||MF||Chloe Logarzo||22 December 1994||54||8||Kansas City|
|13||MF||Tameka Yallop||16 June 1991||97||11||West Ham United|
|19||MF||Kyra Cooney-Cross||15 February 2002||10||0||Melbourne Victory|
|22||MF||Amy Harrison||21 April 1996||13||0||PSV|
|26||MF||Clare Wheeler||14 January 1998||1||0||Fortuna Hjørring|
|9||FW||Remy Siemsen||26 February 1999||0||0||Sydney FC|
|11||FW||Mary Fowler||14 February 2003||16||4||Montpellier|
|15||FW||Emily Gielnik||13 May 1992||49||11||Aston Villa|
|17||FW||Indiah-Paige Riley||20 December 2001||1||0||Fortuna Hjørring|
|20||FW||Sam Kerr (captain)||10 September 1993||100||48||Chelsea|
The following players have been called up to the squad within the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Sally James||18 October 2002||0||0||Canberra United||Transition Camp, 21–30 June 2021|
|GK||Jada Mathyssen-Whyman||24 October 1999||0||0||Sydney FC||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|GK||Sarah Willacy||29 June 1995||0||0||Western Sydney Wanderers||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|GK||Annalee Grove||15 June 2001||0||0||Adelaide United||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|GK||Miranda Templeman||3 February 2003||0||0||Adelaide United||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|DF||Ellie Carpenter||28 April 2000||50||1||Lyon||v. Republic of Ireland, 21 September 2021 INJ|
|DF||Karly Roestbakken||17 January 2001||7||0||LSK Kvinner||v. Republic of Ireland, 21 September 2021 TOP|
|DF||Laura Brock||28 November 1989||65||2||EA de Guingamp||2020 Summer Olympics RET|
|DF||Caitlin Cooper||12 February 1988||10||2||Western Sydney Wanderers||Transition Camp, 21–30 June 2021|
|DF||Beattie Goad||31 May 1997||3||0||UDG Tenerife||Transition Camp, 21–30 June 2021|
|DF||Matilda McNamara||18 December 1998||0||0||Adelaide United||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|DF||Jessika Nash||5 October 2004||0||0||Sydney FC||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|DF||Alexandra Huynh||25 July 1994||1||0||Fortuna Hjørring||v. Netherlands, 13 April 2021|
|DF||Ellie Brush||19 August 1988||2||0||Sydney FC||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|DF||Margaux Chauvet||27 May 2002||0||0||Western Sydney Wanderers||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|DF||Ally Green||17 August 1998||0||0||Sydney FC||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|DF||Angelique Hristodoulou||17 September 2001||0||0||Sydney FC||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|DF||Emma Ilijoski||8 January 2003||0||0||Canberra United||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|DF||Claudia Mihocic||12 April 2003||0||0||Perth Glory||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|DF||Natasha Rigby||24 January 1993||0||0||Perth Glory||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|MF||Emily van Egmond||12 July 1993||108||23||West Ham United||v. Republic of Ireland, 21 September 2021 PRE|
|MF||Elise Kellond-Knight||10 August 1990||113||2||Hammarby IF||v. Republic of Ireland, 21 September 2021 TOP|
|MF||Aivi Luik||18 March 1985||33||0||Pomigliano||2020 Summer Olympics RET|
|MF||Alex Chidiac||15 January 1999||17||1||JEF United Chiba||Transition Camp, 21–30 June 2021|
|MF||MelindaJ Barbieri||16 May 2000||0||0||Melbourne Victory||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|MF||Emily Condon||1 September 1998||1||0||Adelaide United||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|MF||Isobel Dalton||9 September 1997||0||0||Lewes||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|MF||Polly Doran||5 November 2001||0||0||Melbourne Victory||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|MF||Laura Hughes||6 June 2001||0||0||Canberra United||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|MF||Rachel Lowe||19 November 2000||1||0||Sydney FC||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|MF||Dylan Holmes||22 March 1997||1||0||BK Häcken||v. Netherlands, 13 April 2021|
|MF||Ella Mastrantonio||22 January 1992||7||1||Lazio||v. Netherlands, 13 April 2021|
|MF||Amy Sayer||30 November 2001||4||0||Stanford Cardinal||v. Netherlands, 13 April 2021|
|MF||Grace Maher||18 April 1999||0||0||Canberra United||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|MF||Taylor Ray||22 April 2001||0||0||Sydney FC||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|MF||Charlize Rule||16 February 2003||0||0||Sydney FC||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|FW||Hayley Raso||5 September 1994||56||6||Manchester City||v. Republic of Ireland, 21 September 2021 INJ|
|FW||Kyah Simon||25 June 1991||101||26||Tottenham Hotspur||v. Republic of Ireland, 21 September 2021 INJ|
|FW||Caitlin Foord||11 November 1994||92||21||Arsenal||2020 Summer Olympics|
|FW||Tara Andrews||13 March 1994||2||0||Newcastle Jets||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|FW||Melina Ayres||13 April 1999||0||0||Melbourne Victory||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|FW||Lisa De Vanna||14 November 1984||150||47||Melbourne Victory||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021 RET|
|FW||Nickoletta Flannery||10 November 1999||0||0||Canberra United||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|FW||Georgia Yeoman-Dale||24 February 1994||5||0||Western Sydney Wanderers||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 4–7 May 2021|
|FW||Chelsie Dawber||12 January 2000||0||0||Adelaide United||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|FW||Bryleeh Henry||5 May 2003||0||0||Western Sydney Wanderers||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|FW||Hollie Palmer||1 March 2001||0||0||Brisbane Roar||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|FW||Cushla Rue||25 July 2003||0||0||FNSW Institute||Women’s Talent ID Camp, 22–26 November 2020|
|Clare Polkinghorne & Kate Gill||2013–2014|
|Clare Polkinghorne & Lisa De Vanna||2015–2019|
Runners-up Third placeChampions
|FIFA Women's World Cup record|
|1991||Did not qualify|
|2019||Round of 16||9th||4||2||1||1||9||6|
|2023||Qualified as Co-Hosts|
|Summer Olympics record|
|1996||Did not qualify|
|2008||Did not qualify|
|OFC Women's Nations Cup record|
|AFC Women's Asian Cup record|
|2022||To be determined|
|AFF Women's Championship record|
|2004||Did not participate|
|2011||Did not participate|
|2013–present||See Australia women's national under-20 soccer team|
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Melissa Anne Barbieri, and now known as Melissa Hudson, is an Australian international football goalkeeper who plays for Melbourne City in the W-League. She earned over 86 caps with the Australian women's national soccer team and competed at four FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments. Barbieri retired from international football in 2015.
Heather Ann Garriock is the current CEO of Australian Taekwondo Former Australian soccer coach and player. Garriock played as a midfielder in a career based mostly in Australia. Her last stint as a player was for Western Sydney Wanderers of the Australian W-League. Garriock played 130 matches for the Australian women's national team, appearing at two Olympic football tournaments and three FIFA Women's World Cups.
Alicia Ann "Eesh" Ferguson is an Australian soccer player who represented the Australia women's national soccer team at the 1999 and 2007 editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup. Ferguson debuted for Australia at the age of 15 years during the Matildas' European tour in August 1997. Initially she played as a forward and scored four times in Australia's 1998 OFC Women's Championship victory. After a period of injury she subsequently became one of Australia's most solid midfielders. At club level Ferguson enjoyed success with Queensland Sting in the Women's National Soccer League and Brisbane Roar in the W-League. In 2012–13 she played for Millwall Lionesses of the English FA Women's Premier League.
Michelle Pearl Heyman is an Australian soccer player and commentator who currently plays for Canberra United in the W-League in Australia. She became the all-time record goalscorer in the W-League in March 2021, after scoring her 73rd goal. She has previously played for W-League teams Central Coast Mariners, Sydney FC, and Adelaide United as well as the Western New York Flash in the American National Women's Soccer League. Heyman has represented Australia since 2010, playing at the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup, the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. In May 2019 she retired from international football.
Lydia Grace Yilkari Williams is an Australian soccer player who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Arsenal in England's FA Women's Super League (WSL) and the Australia women's national soccer team. She previously played for Melbourne City and Canberra United in Australia's W-League; Reign FC, Houston Dash and the Western New York Flash in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States; and Piteå IF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan.
Kyah Pam Simon is an Australian professional soccer player who plays as a striker for Tottenham Hotspur of the FA Women's Super League. In 2011, Simon became the first Indigenous Australian player to score a goal in a FIFA World Cup.
Samantha May Kerr is an Australian soccer player who plays for Chelsea in the English FA Women's Super League. She is the current captain of the Australia women's national soccer team. As of 2021, Kerr is the all-time leading scorer in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States and previously held the record in the Australian W-League.
Laura Brock is an Australian soccer player who plays for EA Guingamp in the Division 1 Féminine. She made her debut for the national team in 2010.
Caitlin Jade Foord is an Australian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for FA Women's Super League club Arsenal and the Australian national team, the Matildas. She became the youngest Australian to play at a World Cup when she represented Australia at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup at the age of 16.
Stephanie-Elise "Steph" Catley is an Australian professional soccer player who plays as a defender for Arsenal and the Australian national team, the Matildas. She previously played for Reign FC, Orlando Pride, and Portland Thorns FC in the American National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) as well as Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in the Australian W-League.
Katrina-Lee Gorry is an Australian soccer player currently playing for Brisbane Roar in the W-League on loan from Avaldsnes of the Toppserien. She was the 2014 AFC Women's Player of the Year.
Tameka Yallop is an Australian professional football midfielder who plays for West Ham United in the FA Women's Super League. She previously played for the Boston Breakers in the WPSL Elite, German Frauen-Bundesliga club 1. FFC Frankfurt, Japanese Nadeshiko League club Iga F.C. Kunoichi, Swedish Damallsvenskan club Mallbackens, Brisbane Roar in the Australian W-League and has been a member of the Australian national team since 2007.
Women's soccer, also known as women's football, is a popular sport in Australia. The sport has a high level of participation in the country both recreational and professional. Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the national governing body of the sport in Australia, organising the W-League, the Australian women's national team, and the nine state governing bodies of the game, among other duties. Women's participation of modern soccer has been recorded since the early 1920s. It has since become one of Australia's most popular women's team sports.
Alanna Stephanie Kennedy is an Australian professional soccer player who plays as a defender for Manchester City in the English FA Women's Super League, as well as the Australia national team. Kennedy is recognized as being a versatile, technical player and is a right-footed free kick specialist. Known on the international level as a centre back, Kennedy also plays in the midfielder position.
Shadeene "Shay" Evans is an Australian soccer player. She currently plays for Northern Tigers and for the Australia women's national under-20 soccer team.
Kyra Lillee Cooney-Cross is an Australian soccer player who plays as a forward for Melbourne Victory in the W-League.
...Tagg, who became the first woman to become a Matildas coach in 1981.
Darby, who was the Matildas coach from 1989–91...
She captained the Matildas for seven years from 2003 until she retired in 2009