Gustavsson names 23-player squad for CommBank Matildas international against Mexico

Twenty-three players have been named in the CommBank Matildas squad for the upcoming international with Mexico hosted at Toyota Field, San Antonio.

Australia will take on the recent Concacaf W Gold Cup semi-finalists on Tuesday, 9 April 2024 (local) / Wednesday, 10 April 2024 (AEST) in their first meeting in thirteen years.

The match will mark the first outing for the team since qualifying for the Paris 2024™ Olympic Games in February and will formally commence Australia’s preparations for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.

CommBank Matildas’ Head Coach Tony Gustavsson said: “Following the achievement of Paris 2024™ qualification, our attention turns fully to ensuring the best preparation in terms of matches and training activity for the Olympics.”

“With our opponents revealed at the Olympic Draw this Thursday, our extremely challenging assignment over the coming months, and next two FIFA international windows, is to narrow down on the final 18 players that will provide the best chance for success when taking on those rivals in France.

“That those decisions will be difficult speaks to the genuine depth and competition for places that we have created over the past three years. Unfortunately, due to limited roster spots for the Olympics, that results in some very good players in strong form missing out on selection for this window and for the Olympics,” he concluded.

In a squad that features many familiar and consistent performers for club and country, it contains players from 16 different clubs, including three clubs from the A-League Women’s competition.

It also sees two changes from the squad that aided Australia in defeating Uzbekistan 13-0 on aggregate in Tashkent and Melbourne during the Round 3 Asian Qualifiers.

Defender Courtney Nevin has earned a recall fresh off assisting Leicester City WFC in securing a place in the Women's FA Cup semi-finals for the first time. A blistering six goals in her last five matches for Sydney FC, including three braces, has seen the in-form Cortnee Vine back in the reckoning after taking personal leave from February’s qualifiers.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28: Matildas celebrate the 1st goal of the match during the AFC Women's Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024 Asian Qualifier Round 3 match between Australia Matildas and Uzbekistan at Marvel Stadium on February 28, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Midfielder Chloe Logarzo (hip) has been ruled out through injury, while goalkeeper Lydia Williams (ankle), defender Charlie Rule, and forward Sam Kerr (knee) all continue rehab in their club environments.

“We have been consistent on the keys for squad selection which incorporates individual performances for club and in previous camps, combined with connection and chemistry. This 23-player squad looks to balance those areas as best as possible,” Gustavsson explained.

“The upcoming international against Mexico will see one eye on preparation mode against a quality opponent who recently defeated the USWNT last month, while also continuing to implement our evolving playing style ahead of what will be a very competitive Olympic tournament,” Gustavsson concluded.   

The CommBank Matildas match against Mexico will air on Football Australia’s broadcast partner, Paramount ANZ.

Australia’s Paris 2024™ Olympic group stage opponents will be revealed tomorrow, Thursday, 21 March in Paris with the coverage commencing at 6.00am AEDT.  The draw procedures and broadcast details are available at


Mexico v Australia
Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2024 (local) / Wed, 10 April 2024 (AUS)
Kick-off: 7.00pm (local) / 10.00am (AEST)
Venue: Toyota Field, San Antonio, TX
Broadcast: Paramount ANZ  


Mackenzie ARNOLDGoalkeeperWest Ham United FC46 (0)Burleigh Heads SC / Football Queensland 
Ellie CARPENTER (VC)BackOlympique Lyon74 (4)Cowra and District JSC / Football New South Wales
Steph CATLEY (C)BackArsenal WFC123 (5)East Bentleigh, SE Cougars / Football Victoria 
Kyra COONEY-CROSSMidfielderArsenal WFC42 (0)Bli Bli United FC / Football Queensland
Caitlin FOORDForwardArsenal WFC121 (35)Warilla Wanderers / Football New South Wales 
Mary FOWLERMidfielderManchester City WFC50 (15) Leichhardt FC / Football Queensland 
Katrina GORRYMidfielderWest Ham United FC107 (17) Mount Gravatt Hawks FC / Football Queensland
Charlotte GRANTBackTottenham Hotspur FC23 (1) Cumberland United Women’s FC / Football South Australia 
Michelle HEYMANForwardCanberra United FC63 (25)Illawarra Stingrays / Football NSW
Clare HUNTBackParis Saint-Germain FC18 (0)Grenfell Junior Soccer Club / Football New South Wales
Alanna KENNEDYBackManchester City WFC121 (9)Campbelltown Cobras SC / Football New South Wales
Aivi LUIKBackBK Häcken45 (1)Palm Beach SC / Football Queensland
Teagan MICAHGoalkeeperLiverpool WFC17 (0)Brisbane Blue, Brisbane Central / Football Queensland
Courtney NEVINBackLeicester City WFC27 (0)Oakville Ravens / Football New South Wales
Clare POLKINGHORNEBackKristianstads DFF165 (16)Wynnum Wolves, Capalaba Bulldogs / Football Queensland 
Hayley RASOForwardReal Madrid Femenino84 (16)Palm Beach SC / Football Queensland
Amy SAYERForwardKristianstads DFF11 (1)Northbridge FC / Football New South Wales
Kaitlyn TORPEYBackSan Diego Wave FC2 (1)Olympic FC / Football Queensland
Emily VAN EGMOND (VC)MidfielderSan Diego Wave FC141 (31)Dudley Redhead United FC / Northern NSW Football
Cortnee VINEForwardSydney FC26 (3)Peninsula Power FC / Football Queensland
Clare WHEELERMidfielderEverton WFC18 (1)Adamstown Rosebud / Northern NSW Football
Jada WHYMANGoalkeeperSydney FC0 (0)Tolland Football Club / Football New South Wales
Tameka YALLOPMidfielderBrisbane Roar FC121 (13)Mudgeeraba SC / Football Queensland