Starting line-ups: New Zealand name team to start against Thailand

Wellington Phoenix playmaker Macey Fraser has been named in the New Zealand starting line-up to face Thailand in the first of their two-match series in Christchurch.

Head coach Jitka Klimková has opted for a selection based around the experienced players who took part in last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

However, Fraser and young goalkeeper Anna Leat have been given their opportunities against Thailand.

Defender Michaela Foster was left out of the squad after suffering an ankle injury in the lead-up to the match.


Game to be played on Saturday April 6, 2024

New Zealand v Thailand
Apollo Projects Stadium, Christchurch, 3pm

Starting line-ups

New Zealand

23 Anna Leat (GK)
4 CJ Bott
14 Katie Bowen
7 Ali Riley (captain)
13 Rebekah Stott
28 Macey Fraser
20 Indiah-Paige Riley
6 Malia Steinmetz
16 Jacqui Hand
18 Grace Jale
17 Hannah Wilkinson


8 Daisy Cleverley
9 Gabi Rennie
15 Paige Satchell
21 Victoria Esson
24 Ally Green
29 Katie Kitching
25 Mackenzie Barry
5 Meikayla Moore
30 Aimee Feinberg-Danieli
31 Ruby Nathan
3 Claudia Bunge
32 Emma Pijnenburg

Coach: Jitka Klimková


1 Tiffany Darunee Sonphao (GK)
2 Kanchanaporn Saenkhun
3 Supaporn Inthaprasit
4 Pornphirun Pilawan
6 Phattharanan Upachai
8 Nipawan Panyosuk (captain)
11 Chatchawan Rodthong
12 Nattawadee Pramnak
14 Saowalak Pengngam
17 Janista Jinanthuya
20 Orawan Kirisuwannakul


5 Thanchanok Cheunarom
7 Pluemjai Sontisawat
9 Jiraporn Mongkoldee
10 Achiraya Yingsakul
13 Fasawang Kaetkeaw
15 Pichayatida Manowang
16 Nualanong Muensri
19 Parichat Thongrong
22 Pawarisa Homyamyen

Coach: Naruephon Kaenson

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