Australia women's national under-20 soccer team

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Australia under-20
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Nickname(s) Young Matildas
Association Football Federation Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Head coach Leah Blayney
FIFA code AUS
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The Australian women's national under-20 soccer team represents Australia in international women's under-20 soccer. The team is controlled by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), 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 Young Matildas.

History

Coaching staff

PositionName
Head coach Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leah Blayney

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up to the 2022 Pacific Women's Four Nations Tournament which was held in Canberra in November 2022. [1]

Caps and goals are current as of 11 November 2022 after the match against Fiji.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Grace Wilson (2005-03-04) 4 March 2005 (age 17)10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adelaide United
121 GK Tahlia Franco 10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FNSW Institute
181 GK Zara Board 10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Subiaco AFC

22 DF Claudia Cicco 20 Flag of New Zealand.svg Wellington Phoenix
32 DF Christina Kiceec 20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FNSW Institute
42 DF Maya Lobo 20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FNSW Institute
52 DF Teagan Bertolissio (2006-08-01) 1 August 2006 (age 16)20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FNSW Institute
152 DF Zoe Karipidis 20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Newcastle Jets
192 DF Chloe Walandouw 10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Newcastle Jets
2 DF Gemma Ferris 10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FNSW Institute
2 DF Mia Golding 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FNSW Institute
2 DF Peta Trimis 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Northbridge FC

63 MF Shay Hollman (2005-09-19) 19 September 2005 (age 17)30 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney FC
83 MF Sienna Saveska 21 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers
103 MF Ava Briedis 20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Victory
133 MF Zara Kruger 10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Football Queensland
143 MF Sarah O'Donoghue 20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Queensland Academy of Sport
203 MF Meg Roden 20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Canberra Olympic
213 MF Avaani Prakash 21 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FNSW Institute
3 MF Lillian Skelly 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg South East Phoenix FC

74 FW Emilia Murray (2004-11-09) 9 November 2004 (age 18)20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adelaide United
94 FW Ella O'Grady 11 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Queensland Academy of Sport
114 FW Anika Stajcic 20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney FC
164 FW Josie Allan 21 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Emerging Jets
174 FW Rosie Curtis 20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Victory
223 MF Jonti Fisher 21 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Queensland Academy of Sport
234 FW Sasha Grove (2004-12-30) 30 December 2004 (age 18)20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Canberra United
4 FW Sofia Christofferson 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Canberra United
4 FW Anna Hunt 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney University
4 FW Adelaide Wrzynski 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FNSW Institute
4 FW Maia Cameron 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FNSW Institute
4 FW Nadia Zakman 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FNSW Institute

Recent call-ups

The following players were called up to the squad within the last 12 months and still remain eligible for selection.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Chloe Lincoln (2005-01-04) 4 January 2005 (age 18)20 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Canberra United Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
GK Anna Norton 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Blacktown Spartans FC Pre-World Cup Tournament CampTOP

DF Naomi Thomas–Chinnama (2004-05-13) 13 May 2004 (age 18)80 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne City Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
DF Alexia Apostolakis (2006-05-16) 16 May 2006 (age 16)30 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
DF Heidi Dennis (2005-03-24) 24 March 2005 (age 17)00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brisbane Roar Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
DF Silver Bell Morris (2004-03-16) 16 March 2004 (age 18)00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western United Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
DF Kirsty Fenton (2004-09-06) 6 September 2004 (age 18)51 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Newcastle Jets 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
DF Jessika Nash (2004-10-05) 5 October 2004 (age 18)40 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney FC 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

MF Daniela Galic (2006-06-17) 17 June 2006 (age 16)83 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne City Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
MF Amy Chessari 10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
MF Ella Abdul Massih 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
MF Georgia Cassidy 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hyundai NTC Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
MF Sasha Coorey 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adelaide United Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
MF Tijan Mckenna (2004-09-08) 8 September 2004 (age 18)00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Perth Glory Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
MF Alana Murphy (2005-04-21) 21 April 2005 (age 17)30 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Victory v. Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia, 5 August 2022

FW Kahli Johnson (2004-02-18) 18 February 2004 (age 18)72 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western United Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
FW Jynaya Dos Santos (2005-09-22) 22 September 2005 (age 17)41 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney FC Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
FW Caitlin Karic (2005-06-20) 20 June 2005 (age 17)10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne City Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
FW Claire Adams 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Emerging Jets Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
FW Tanika Lala 00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hyundai NTC Training Camp, 25–30 September 2022
FW Katie Godden 10 Flag of the United States.svg DePaul University v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico, 29 July 2022
FW Holly Furphy 10 Flag of the United States.svg Santa Clara University v. Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand, 12 June 2022
FW Ellen Gett (2004-04-28) 28 April 2004 (age 18)00 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brisbane Roar Training Camp, 30 May–3 June 2022

Notes:

Recent results and fixtures

2022

Since the qualifying competition for the U-20 Women's World Cup was cancelled, the AFC nominated three teams based on the results of the 2019 AFC U-19 Women's Championship, with Japan, South Korea and North Korea qualifying. [2] After the withdrawal of North Korea, it was announced that Australia would replace North Korea as the AFC's representatives at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. [3] Australia were drawn into the same group as the hosts, for the official Opening Match of the competition. [4]

6 April 2022Friendly Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg5–1Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Canberra, Australia
18:30  UTC+10
Report Stadium: Deakin Stadium
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
10 April 2022Friendly Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg1–1Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Canberra, Australia
14:00  UTC+10
Report
Stadium: Viking Stadium
Referee: Georgia Ghirardello (Australia)
12 June 2022Friendly New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg2–1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Auckland, New Zealand
14:00  UTC+12
Report
Stadium: Kiwitea Street
July 2022Friendly Pumas UNAM Flag of Mexico.svg 0–1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Mexico City, Mexico
Report Attendance: 0 [lower-alpha 1]
29 July 2022Friendly Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg3–3Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Mexico City, Mexico
16:30
Report
Stadium: Centro de Alto Rendimiento
Attendance: 0 [lower-alpha 1]
5 August 2022Friendly Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg3–2Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Costa Rica
FA report
FCF report
Attendance: 0 [lower-alpha 1]
10 August 2022 (2022-08-10) 2022 U-20 World Cup GS Costa Rica  Flag of Costa Rica.svg1–3Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia San José, Costa Rica
20:00
Report
Stadium: Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica
Attendance: 22,506
Referee: Tess Olofsson (Sweden)
13 August 2022 2022 U-20 World Cup GS Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg2–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Alajuela, Costa Rica
14:00  UTC−6
Report Stadium: Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto
Attendance: 1,759
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)
16 August 2022 2022 U-20 World Cup GS Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg0–3Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Alajuela, Costa Rica
20:00  UTC−6 Report
Stadium: Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto
Attendance: 939
Referee: Francia González (Mexico)
8 November 20222022 Pacific Women's Four Nations Tournament Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg2–1Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands Canberra, Australia
17:00  UTC+11
Report
Stadium: Australian Institute of Sport
11 November 20222022 Pacific Women's Four Nations Tournament Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg3–0Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Canberra, Australia
17:00  UTC+11
Report Stadium: Australian Institute of Sport
13 November 20222022 Pacific Women's Four Nations Tournament Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svgCancelledFlag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea Queanbeyan, Australia
16:00  UTC+11 Cancellation Stadium: Seiffert Oval

2023

13–22 February 2023 Training camp Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svgv Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western United Melbourne, Australia
--:--  UTC+11 Source Stadium: TBD
13–22 February 2023 Training camp Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svgv Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne City Melbourne, Australia
--:--  UTC+11 Source Stadium: TBD
4 March 2023 2024 AFC U-20 Asian Cup qualification Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svgvFlag of Iraq.svg  Iraq Kyrgyzstan
--:--  UTC+6 Source Stadium: TBD
8 March 2023 2024 AFC U-20 Asian Cup qualification Guam  Flag of Guam.svgvFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Kyrgyzstan
--:--  UTC+6 Source Stadium: TBD

Competitive record

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2002 Quarter-finals5th411289
Flag of Thailand.svg 2004 Quarter-finals7th410368
Flag of Russia.svg 2006 Group stage9th311143
Flag of Chile.svg 2008 did not qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 2010
Flag of Japan.svg 2012
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2014
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 2016
Flag of France.svg 2018
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 2022 Group stage12th310236
Total4/100 Titles144282126

OFC U-20 Women's Qualifying Tournament

OFC Women's U-20 Qualifying Tournament record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Tonga.svg 2002 Winners1st4400450
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 2004 Winners1st2200271
Total2/22 Titles6600721

AFC U-19 Women's Championship

AFC U-19 Women's Championship record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Malaysia.svg 2006 Third place3rd5401296
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Group stage5th310234
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2009 Group stage5th311163
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2011 Fifth place5th5104712
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2013 Fifth place5th5104612
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2015 Group stage5th310234
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2017 Fourth place4th5203811
Flag of Thailand.svg 2019 Fourth place4th5203622
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 2022 Competition cancelled
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 2024 to be determined
Total8/80 Titles34131206874

AFF Women's Championship

AFF Women's Championship record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2004 did not enter
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2006
Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg 2007
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2008 See Australia women's national soccer team
Flag of Laos.svg 2011 did not enter
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2012
Flag of Myanmar.svg 2013 Runners-up2nd6420125
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2015 Third place3rd5401154
Flag of Myanmar.svg 2016 Fourth place4th5212264
Flag of Indonesia.svg 2018 Runners-up2nd6402369
Flag of Thailand.svg 2019 did not enter
Flag of the Philippines.svg 2022 See Australia women's national under-23 soccer team
Total4/120 titles2214358922

Honours

OFC Women's U-20 Qualifying Tournament

AFC U-19 Women's Championship

Notes

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