The Matildas have confirmed their 18-player squad to head to the Paris Olympics.

As previously confirmed, star Sam Kerr will not feature at the tournament due to injury, while retiring goal keeper Lydia Williams has been included among four injury reserves.

All of Captain Steph Catley, vice-captains Emily van Egmond and Ellie Carpenter, plus Mackenzie Arnold, Caitlin Foord, Alanna Kennedy, Clare Polkinghorne and Tameka Yallop are due to play in their third Olympic Games campaign, while Clare Hunt, Kaitlyn Torpey, Clare Wheeler and Cortnee Vine will make their debut at the Olympics.

"This has been an incredibly challenging squad to select with so many quality players competing fiercely for limited spots," head coach Tony Gustavsson said.

"It has been a methodical process over the past couple of years to reach to this point, and each of the players selected bring unique and beneficial qualities to our team that will be vital for our Paris 2024 campaign.

"I would like to congratulate all the players selected and the teammates, coaches, family and friends that have brought them to this moment.

"I know that this team will give everything for the coat of arms and will represent Australia to the best of their ability in the true Aussie way."

Australia have never made it past the bronze medal match at the Olympics, which they lost to the USA at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Prior to that, they had quarter-final exits in 2016 at Rio de Janiero and Athens in 2006.


Mackenzie Arnold (GK), Ellie Carpenter (VC), Steph Catley (C), Kyra Cooney-Cross, Caitlin Foord, Mary Fowler, Katrina Gorry, Michelle Heyman, Clare Hunt, Alanna Kennedy, Teagan Micah (GK), Clare Polkinghorne, Hayley Raso, Kaitlyn Torpey, Emily van Egmond (VC), Cortnee Vine, Clare Wheeler, Tameka Yallop


Sharn Freier, Charli Grant, Courtney Nevin, Lydia Williams


July 26, 3am, vs Germany
July 29, 3am, vs Zambia
August 1, 3am, vs USA