Australia World Cup Squad Guide
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Australia’s history at the World Cup is a bright one. Australia finished second at the last Women’s World Cup, played in the Netherlands in 2014, after being defeated by the host nation 2-0. Having played in ten Women’s Hockey World Cups since 1981, the Hockeyroos have claimed gold twice (1994 and 1998), silver three times (1990, 2006 and 2014) and bronze once (1983).

Coach Speaks

“It’s an exciting team with some new faces. The Hockeyroos are bursting with talent and vitality, and I am excited about what we can achieve. We have also made changes to our off-field team and I am really looking forward to working with 2000 Sydney Olympic Gold medallist Katie Allen and former Assistant Coach to Canada, Steph Andrews.” said Paul G.

Absent from the Team :

Midfielder Jane Claxton will be missed due to injury, but it provides a great opportunity for new talent to stake a claim for midfield positions.

Women’s Hockey World Cup team
Jocelyn Bartram (NSW)
Kristina Bates (VIC)
Edwina   Bone (ACT)
Kalindi Commerford (ACT)
Madison Fitzpatrick (QLD)
Emily Hurtz (NSW*)
Jodie Kenny (QLD)
Stephanie Kershaw (QLD)
Rachael Lynch (VIC)
Ambrosia Malone (QLD)
Karri McMahon (SA)
Georgina Morgan (NSW)
Kaitlin Nobbs (NSW)
Brooke Peris (NT)
Kathryn Slattery (WA)
Emily Smith (NSW)
Grace Stewart (NSW)
Renee Taylor (QLD)

Who to watch

Georgina Morgan who returns after an extended period of injury. The talented central defender brings a real strength to the team’s defensive unit.

Fixtures:

Pool D –

Sunday , July 22 : Australia v Japan, 5am

Wednesday, July 25 : Australia v Belgium, 9am

Sunday, July 29 : Australia v New Zealand, 5am

July 30-31: Crossover playoffs

August 1-2: Quarter-finals

August 4: Semi-finals

August 5: Final, third-place playoff

* All times listed are in AEST

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If you can’t make it to the event, you will be pleased to know you can watch it from the comfort of your home. To watch Women’s Hockey World Cup online for free, here is what you need to do.

How to watch Australia’s women’s hockey world cup from abroad

If you’re outside of the UK and want to watch BT sport, you’ll need a VPN to access content specific to the UK.

How to watch Australia’s matches at the women’s hockey world cup

All of Australia’s games will be available on Fox Sports Australia throughout the tournament.

Live Stream The World Cup On Kodi For Free

You can also stream the Match on Kodi now.