Caitlin Foord

Junior club: Illawarra Sports H.S
Club: Portland Thorns (NWSL) and Sydney FC (W-League)
Birthday: 11/11/1994
Hometown: Shellharbour
Caps: 71
Previous World Cups: 2011 and 2015
Did you know: At the 2011 World Cup, Foord received the Best Young Player Award

At just 24, Foord is off to her third World Cup.

She is an ever-present goalscoring threat for both club and country, During the W-League season, she scored 10 goals from 18 shots on target. Foord has scored two goals in the Matildas last two matches which took her overall tally to 16.

It was just a year ago that a foot injury she suffered during the 2018 W-League semi-final saw her miss the 2018 Algarve Cup and the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Honoured and extremely excited to be heading to France... The World Cup Dream continues! Third times a charm ūü§ôūüŹĹ

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Lisa De Vanna

Junior club: AIS, SASI, Spearwood United, Cockburn United and Stirling Reds/ Northern Redbacks
Club: Sydney FC (W-League)
Birthday: 14/11/1984
Hometown: Perth
Caps: 147
Previous World Cups: 2007, 2011 and 2015
Did you know: She is the highest goal scorer in Matildas history, with 47 goals.

It was an up and down W-League season for the veteran forward with Young Matilda Princess Ibini pushing her for the starting XI spot. De Vanna made 12 appearances in the recent season six starting and six from the bench. 

However, there is no denying how valuable she is to the national side. Her pace on the ball is second to none and will be a great weapon for Australia heading into the World Cup.

Follow on: @lisadevanna11 (Instagram and Twitter)

Emily Gielnik

Junior club: Redlands United
Club: Melbourne Victory (W-League)
Birthday: 13/05/1992
Hometown: Melbourne
Caps: 28
Previous World Cups: None
Did you know: While on a school trip to the AIS her sports teacher asked then Matildas coach Tom Sermanni if she could join the team on a training session. From there, Sermanni called Jeff Hopkins at the QAS to get her in the team.

Determination, dedication and passion are three words that could some up Gielnik.

The 27-year-old move to Melbourne Victory ahead of the 2018/19 W-League season, one which has paid off in spades with a Premiers' Plate and a ticket to France with the Matildas.

Her speed, power and height give Australia an advantage in front of goals and led to two goals for the Matildas at the Cup of Nations.

Follow on: @EGielnik (Twitter) and @emilygielnik (Instagram)

Hayley Raso

Junior club: QAS
Club: Portland Thorns (NWSL) and Brisbane Roar (W-League)
Birthday: 5/10/1994
Hometown: Brisbane
Caps: 34
Previous World Cups: 2015
Did you know: She likes dogs but she is a cat person. Her cats name in Moet.

Not even a broken back could stop Raso. However, the attacker returned to action in January with Brisbane Roar and played four matches as the team went to the semi-finals. 

The 24-year-old returned to the Matildas for the Cup of Nations and scored the second goal in a 2-0 win over New Zealand.

The start to the NWSL with Portland saw the Gold Coast local return to Australia to sort out her Green card but she made her first appearance of 2019 two weeks ago.

Follow on: @hayleyraso (Instagram) and Hayley Raso (Twitter)

Mary Fowler

Junior club: Saints FC and Leichhardt FC
Club: Bankstown City
Birthday: 14/02/2003
Hometown: Cairns 
Caps: 4
Previous World Cups: None
Did you know: She has four siblings; Quivi (20), Ciara, Louise (15) and Séamus, who are known as the Fowler 5.

Fowler spent the early months of 2019 training overseas with the likes of Chelsea Ladies before returning to Matildas selection for the United States friendly in April.

Entering as a substitute in that clash, Fowler continued on the path to France after being selected in the Young Matildas 2019 AFC U-19 Women's Championship qualification campaign where she scored seven goals. This stretched the youngster's scoring record to 17 in 10 appearances in the Young Matildas side.

The 16-year-old could become the youngest Australian player to appear at a World Cup if she takes to the field in France.

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Sam Kerr

Junior club: Western Knights and WA NTC
Club: Chicago Red Stars (NWSL) and Perth Glory (W-League)
Birthday: 10/10/1993
Hometown: Fremantle
Caps: 76
Previous World Cups: 2011 and 2015
Did you know: She is a supporter of the West Coast Eagles and was given the No.1 ticket holder in 2019 and 2020.

The spotlight will be on the Matildas captain as she continues to rise as one of the top footballers in the world. 

She took out the Golden Boot for the 2018/19 W-League season for the second consecutive season and has has a fantastic start to the 2019 NWSL campaign with Chicago.

Kerr has scored six goals in six appearances so far this season with four of those coming in her past two games. This not only puts her on top of the Golden Boot standings but has seen her side become league leaders. 

Follow on: @samkerr1 (Twitter) and samanthakerr20 (Instagram)