Here’s everything you need to know about Australia’s 2024 Olympic Football Team

And how we’re doing…

The Olympic Games, which celebrate athletic excellence and international unity every four years, is almost upon us once more.

Football, or soccer as it’s more commonly called here in Australia, has been a key part of the Olympics since 1900 for men and 1996 for women.

It showcases skill, teamwork, and national spirit on a global stage.

As we inch closer to the Paris 2024 Olympics progress, here’s everything you need to know in regards to Australia, football and the Olympics…

some of the the australian football team members for the 2024 olympics

Who’s on the Australian Olympics team for football this year?

The women’s team, The Matildas, are officially heading to the Olympics this year. On the team are:

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

Sadly, due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), Matildas Captain Sam Kerr will not compete at the games this year.

the australian football team for the 2024 olympics

Tony Gustavsson will be the head coach of the Australian team for the Paris Olympics.

As for the men’s team, The Olyroos, they failed to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

How is Australia doing at the Paris 2024 Olympics in football?

Watch this space for this year’s results.

How many Olympic medals has Australia won previously for football?

Sadly, Australia has never won an Olympic medal for football. The closest we ever got was in 1992 where the men’s team just missed out on Bronze after losing to Ghana, 0-1.

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