Canberra United’s 2018/19 Westfield W-League squad will be well represented at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, with five players set to feature.
Westfield Matildas | Ellie Carpenter
Star Canberra United fullback and NAB Westfield W-League Young Player of the Year Ellie Carpenter was recently announced as part of the Westfield Matildas squad for the tournament. Once of the most promising young players in the world, Carpenter has fleshed out a concrete spot for herself in the national team lineup in recent years, and you can expect to see plenty of her in France.
Westfield Matildas Women’s World Cup Fixtures
Australia v Italy | Sunday, 9th June – 9pm AEST
Australia v Brazil | Friday, 14th June – 2am AEST
Jamaica v Australia | Wednesday, 19th June – 5am AEST
Scotland | Rachel Corsie
Captain Corsie played her way into the hearts of Canberrans during a phenomenal 2018/19 Westfield W-League campaign and will lead her national team into the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup as skipper as well. The dominant centre-back has started the NWSL season strongly for the Utah Royals and will be looking forward to leading Scotland into their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Scotland Women’s World Cup Fixtures
England v Scotland | Monday, 10th June – 2am AEST
Japan v Scotland | Friday, 14th June – 11pm AEST
Scotland v Argentina | Thursday, 20th June – 5am AEST
South Africa (Banyana Banyana) | Refiloe Jane & Rhoda Mulaudzi
Fifi and Rhoda became fan favourites as they made their mark on the Westfield W-League as the first South Africans in the competition, and it paid off for Rhoda with a return to the South African Banyana Banyana team during the season. They will both make their way to France with the team coached by Desiree Ellis, and kick off their campaign against Spain.
Banyana Banyana Women’s World Cup Fixtures
Spain v South Africa | Sunday, 9th June – 2am AEST
South Africa v China | Friday, 14th June – 5am AEST
South Africa v Germany | Tuesday, 18th June – 2am AEST
Chile (Las Chicas de Rojo) | Maria Jose Rojas
Maria Jose Rojas, or Cote, as she was affectionately known during her time in Canberra, appeared as part of two stints in the Canberra United green during the 2018/19 season. Few at McKellar Park in round two will forget her stunning chip as United blew Perth off the park early, and she was an excitement machine with the ball at her feet. Rojas’ Chile, like Scotland, will also be at their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup, and will have their work cut out in a group featuring Sweden, the United States and Thailand.
Chile Women’s World Cup Fixtures
Chile v Sweden | Wednesday, 12th June – 2am AEST
United States v Chile | Monday, 17th June – 2am AEST
Thailand v Chile | Friday, 21st June – 6am AEST