Melbourne Victory's Emma Checker and Sydney FC's Amy Harrison have been added to the Matildas’ Asian Cup squad.

The duo were called up by interim Head Coach Alen Stajcic following a last minute increase of Asian Cup squad sizes from 23 to 25.

The defenders, who have not travelled to Vietnam with the main squad today, will be on stand-by and only travel to Ho Chi Minh City if required.

18 year old Checker, who was part of the Victory championship winning side, has made two appearances for the Matildas while Harrison is yet to make her senior debut.

The Matildas commence their title defence against world champions Japan at Thong Nhat Stadium on Wednesday 14 May 2014 (Kick-Off 8.15pm local time, 11.15pm AEST).

Fox Sports will provide live and exclusive coverage of  all matches featuring the Matildas with Brenton Speed and former Matildas striker Sarah Walsh in commentary.

The Women's Game will have full coverage of the Matildas campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

Matildas – AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2015 Match Schedule

Matildas v Japan

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh

Kick-Off 8:15pm local (11:15pm AEST)

Jordan v Matildas

Friday, 16 May 2014

Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh

Kick-Off 5:15pm local (8:15pm AEST)

Vietnam v Matildas

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh

Kick-Off 7:15pm local (10.15pm AEST)

Finals Schedule

5th v 6th Play-off

Wednesday, 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)


Sunday 25 May 2014 (Kick-Off 8.15pm local)