Versatile defenders Emma Checker and Amy Harrison have been included in the Westfield Matildas’ player register for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2015.
Versatile defenders Emma Checker and Amy Harrison have been included in the Westfield Matildas- player register for the AFC Women-s Asian Cup 2015 which begins in Ho Chi Minh City next week.
Checker and Harrison were added to the list submitted by Westfield Matildas Interim Head Coach Alen Stajcic after the AFC Women-s Committee amended a regulation to allow participating Member Federations (countries) a total of 25 registered players for the AFC Women-s Asian Cup 2015, two more than the number originally permitted.
Both Checker and Harrison will remain in Australia on stand-by until required, whilst the rest of the squad departed for Vietnam this morning.
Checker has made two appearances for the Westfield Matildas while fellow 18-year-old Harrison is yet to make her senior debut.
The Westfield Matildas first match of the tournament is against World Champions Japan at Thong Nhat Stadium on Wednesday 14 May 2014 (Kick-Off 8.15pm local time, 11.15pm AEST).
The Westfield Matildas also have Jordan and host nation Vietnam in their group. The top five teams at the tournament will automatically qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women-s World Cup which will be held in Canada.
Fox Sports will provide live and exclusive coverage of the AFC Women's Asian Cup in Vietnam, featuring all matches of the Westfield Matildas.
Westfield Matildas - AFC Women-s Asian Cup 2015 Match Schedule
Westfield Matildas v Japan Wednesday, 14 May 2014 Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh Kick-Off 8:15pm local (11:15pm AEST)
Jordan v Westfield Matildas Friday, 16 May 2014 Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh Kick-Off 5:15pm local (8:15pm AEST)
Vietnam v Westfield Matildas Sunday, 18 May 2014 Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh Kick-Off 7:15pm local (10.15pm AEST)
5th v 6th Play-offWednesday, 21 May 2014 (Kick-Off 5:15pm local)
Semi Finals Thursday 22 May 2014 (Kick-Off 5:15pm and 8:45pm local)
3rd v 4th Play-off Sunday 25 May 2014 (Kick-Off 4.45pm local)
Final Sunday 25 May 2014 (Kick-Off 8.15pm local)