MATILDAS SQUAD NAMED FOR WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

Newcastle’s Emily Van Egmond and Gema Simon feature in the Matildas squad for next month’s Women’s World Cup.

Coach Ante Milicic made the announcement this morning, with superstar Sam Kerr to take the captain’s armband.

Other notable inclusions are Lisa De Vanna, who will play in her fourth World Cup, while 16-year-old Mary Fowler will also make the journey to France.

The Matildas kick off their campaign against Italy on June 9, before matches against Brazil and Jamaica.

FULL SQUAD

1. Lydia Williams
18. Mackenzie Arnold
12. Teagan Micah
2. Gema Simon
4. Clare Polkinghorne
5. Laura Alleway
7. Steph Catley
14. Alanna Kennedy
21. Ellie Carpenter
23. Teigen Allen
3. Aivi Luik
6. Chloe Logarzo
8. Elise Kellond-Knight
10. Emily van Egmond
13. Tameka Yallop
19. Katrina Gorry
22. Amy Harrison
9. Caitlin Foord
11. Lisa De Vanna
15. Emily Gielnik
16. Hayley Raso
17. Mary Fowler
20. Sam Kerr

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