Chloe Logarzo returns to Matildas squad for Olympic qualifiers

Chloe Logarzo Western United Matildas

Chloe Logarzo is back in the Matildas squad after being called up by Tony Gustavsson for the upcoming Olympic qualifiers against Uzbekistan.

It represents a return to Matildas camp for the first time since November 2022 and is just reward for Logarzo following the journey that she has been on over the last 18 months.

After a cruel spell of injuries saw her miss out on last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, Logarzo has poured everything into her health, fitness and wellbeing and has returned to top form.

Through 14 appearances this Liberty A-League Women season, Western United’s co-captain has been one of the best players in the competition, scoring five goals and providing two assists for the second-placed Green and Black.

Chloe Logarzo has been on fire for Western United this season

Logarzo has rediscovered her best form and her love for the game in a Western United shirt, earning a richly deserved recall into the national team set-up.

Western United General Manager of Football Mal Impiombato heaped praise on Logarzo’s professionalism and dedication which have enabled her to return to the Matildas.

“We are all absolutely delighted for Chloe and send our most heartfelt congratulations to her for this tremendous and richly deserved recognition,” he said.

“Chloe’s unwavering professionalism and outstanding qualities as a player and a person have ensured she is ready for this opportunity to return to the Matildas. We are immensely proud of the work she has undertaken to return to the national team.

“We are proud as a Club to have been able to play a part in assisting Chloe to get back to her best on and off the pitch.

“We wish Chloe, Tony and the entire squad all the best in their pursuit of Olympic qualification and we look forward to watching on.”

Logarzo will be hoping to add to her 55 caps for the Matildas as the side takes on Uzbekistan over two legs for a place at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

The first leg will be played in Uzbekistan on Saturday 24 February before the Matildas take centre stage in Melbourne for the second leg at Marvel Stadium on Wednesday 28 February, kicking off at 8pm AEDT.

Logarzo has previously played at two Olympics, helping Australia to the quarter-finals at the 2016 games in Rio De Janeiro before reaching the bronze medal match in Tokyo in 2021.

Everyone at Western United is looking forward to watching Logarzo back in the green and gold and wishes her and the team all the very best for the upcoming matches.

Western United fans can watch Logarzo in action when the Green and Black hosts Brisbane Roar in the Liberty A-League this Sunday, kicking off at 5pm at City Vista Pavilion and Sports Field.