In a surprising move, forward Kyah Simon has been included in Australia’s 29-player provisional squad for the upcoming Women’s World Cup. Despite not playing for eight months due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury, she has managed to grab the attention of coach Tony Gustavsson and secure her place in the team.
The 31-year-old missed out on the last edition of the tournament because of an ankle injury. However, this time around, she will be looking to make up for lost time as she gears up alongside her teammates.
Strong Contingent from WSL Makes it to Provisional Team
Nine players from Women’s Super League have made it into Australia’s provisional team with significant contributions expected from Chelsea’s Sam Kerr and Manchester City’s Alanna Kennedy along with Arsenal’s Caitlin Foord who also made it through selection.
Courtney Nevin who played on loan at Leicester City is among those named while Mackenzie Arnold (West Ham), Teagan Micah (Rosengard), Jada Whyman (Sydney FC) and Lydia Williams (Brighton) have been chosen as goalkeepers by Coach Tony Gustavsson.
A Tough Group Stage Awaits Matildas:
- Ireland: The Matildas start their campaign against Republic of Ireland on 20th July
- Nigeria: Australia’s second game is against Nigeria
- Canada: Their final game in the group stage will be against Canada.
Looking Forward to a Promising Tournament
With a good mix of experienced players and rising stars, Australia has high hopes for this year’s Women’s World Cup. Coach Tony Gustavsson will reveal the final squad of 23 at a later date before their first match with Ireland on 20th July.