Alleway, Dumont make Asian Cup squad

Melbourne Victory stars Laura Alleway and Casey Dumont have been named in Alen Stajcic's 23-player squad for next month’s 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan.

The squad will also play a friendly match against Thailand at nib Stadium in Perth on Monday 26 March.

The Westfield Matildas will commence a two-week preparatory camp in Western Australia later on Monday as they sharpen their focus towards Jordan 2018 – a tournament which will also serve as Asia’s qualification process for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup which will be held in France.

Laura Alleway
Laura Alleway

While the Westfield Matildas will need to overcome some stern opposition in Jordan if they are to lift the AFC Women’s Asian Cup trophy for the second time in their history, the team should enter the tournament with the utmost belief given the international experience and know-how at their disposal.

Stajcic’s 23-player squad currently has 1,108 ‘A’ international caps between them, at an average of just over 48 caps per player.

The 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup will be held in Amman, Jordan between 6 to 20 April.