Sharn Freier Earns First Matildas Call-Up

Brisbane Roar attacker, Sharn Freier has received her first CommBank Matildas call up after being added to the Twenty-three player squad for the upcoming international with Mexico hosted at Toyota Field, San Antonio.

Freier is in line to make her international debut after a breakout season in the Liberty A-League that saw her score three goals and pick up five assists for Brisbane.

The 22-year-old, who has played locally for Moreton Bay United and Brisbane City has created 42 chances this season a number bettered only by Sydney FC duo Mackenzie Hawkesby and Cortnee Vine.

Freier replaces former Roar teammate Katrina Gorry in the squad after the midfielder was forced to withdraw following an ankle injury sustained while playing for West Ham United.

Freier will link up with Tameka Yallop in the squad along with a number of former Brisbane stars including: Mackenzie Arnold, Clare Polkinghorne, Hayley Raso, Kaitlyn Torpey, Aivi Luik, Cortnee Vine Emily Gielnik and Winonah Heatley.

Freier said to have the opportunity to represent her country was a dream come true.

“It’s a huge honour, I think it’s something I’ve always wanted to do and something I’ve always strived for,” Freier said.

“To be able to get the call up it’s exciting, it’s pretty special and yeah I’m super stoked.

“I feel like I’ve been working hard for the last couple of years and I think my confidence has been growing so I feel like to be rewarded with an opportunity like this, it’s very exciting.”

Australia will take on the recent Concacaf W Gold Cup semi-finalists on Tuesday, 9 April 2024 (local) / Wednesday, 10 April 2024 (AEST) in their first meeting in thirteen years.

The match will mark the first outing for the team since qualifying for the Paris 2024™ Olympic Games in February and will formally commence Australia’s preparations for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.

The CommBank Matildas match against Mexico will air on Football Australia’s broadcast partner, Paramount ANZ.

Your last chance to see Freier, Yallop and the rest of the Brisbane Roar squad in action this season is at Perry Park on Saturday afternoon against Canberra United. Get your tickets HERE


Mexico v Australia
Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2024 (local) / Wed, 10 April 2024 (AUS)
Kick-off: 7.00pm (local) / 10.00am (AEST)
Venue: Toyota Field, San Antonio, TX
Broadcast: Paramount ANZ  
Tickets: ticketmaster.com