Matildas gamble on fitness of star duo as squad named for 2024 Olympic Games

<div><ul><li>Foord and Gorry in race against time to be fit for Paris Games</li><li>Grant misses out on 18-player squad but among four reserves</li></ul><p>Charlotte Grant has been left out of the Matildas’ 18-player squad for the Paris Olympics as coach Tony Gustavsson backs Caitlin Foord and Katrina Gorry to overcome injury in time to play their part in the Games. The 22-year-old Grant became a regular for Australia at right-back while Ellie Carpenter was sidelined with an ACL injury but struggled for playing time at the Women’s World Cup and has been selected as an “alternate” for the Paris Games.</p><p>Foord and Gorry have been named in the Matildas’ Olympic squad despite injury concerns, with Grant and three other reserves included as potential cover. Star striker Foord picked up a hamstring issue and lasted just 15 minutes as a substitute in the first friendly against China on Friday, while midfielder Gorry has been out of action since March due to an ankle injury.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/football/article/2024/jun/04/matildas-paris-2024-olympic-games-squad-australia-announcement">Continue reading...</a></div>

  • Foord and Gorry in race against time to be fit for Paris Games
  • Grant misses out on 18-player squad but among four reserves

Charlotte Grant has been left out of the Matildas’ 18-player squad for the Paris Olympics as coach Tony Gustavsson backs Caitlin Foord and Katrina Gorry to overcome injury in time to play their part in the Games. The 22-year-old Grant became a regular for Australia at right-back while Ellie Carpenter was sidelined with an ACL injury but struggled for playing time at the Women’s World Cup and has been selected as an “alternate” for the Paris Games.

Foord and Gorry have been named in the Matildas’ Olympic squad despite injury concerns, with Grant and three other reserves included as potential cover. Star striker Foord picked up a hamstring issue and lasted just 15 minutes as a substitute in the first friendly against China on Friday, while midfielder Gorry has been out of action since March due to an ankle injury.

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  • Foord and Gorry in race against time to be fit for Paris Games
  • Grant misses out on 18-player squad but among four reserves

Charlotte Grant has been left out of the Matildas’ 18-player squad for the Paris Olympics as coach Tony Gustavsson backs Caitlin Foord and Katrina Gorry to overcome injury in time to play their part in the Games. The 22-year-old Grant became a regular for Australia at right-back while Ellie Carpenter was sidelined with an ACL injury but struggled for playing time at the Women’s World Cup and has been selected as an “alternate” for the Paris Games.

Foord and Gorry have been named in the Matildas’ Olympic squad despite injury concerns, with Grant and three other reserves included as potential cover. Star striker Foord picked up a hamstring issue and lasted just 15 minutes as a substitute in the first friendly against China on Friday, while midfielder Gorry has been out of action since March due to an ankle injury.

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