Logarzo excited for big crowds against Chile next month

Chloe Logarzo wants the Westfield Matildas' November fixtures against Chile to be packed to the rafters.

The two matches - in Penrith and Newcastle on November 10 and 13 respectively - provide important preparation for Australia's FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 campaign.

Logarzo, 23, missed out on the 2015 edition of the showpiece event but is likely to be a key player for coach Alen Stajcic in France next year.

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And after playing in front of record crowds at home against Brazil in 2017, Logarzo has called on fans to provide a repeat against Chile.

“Hopefully we can sell more tickets than we did last time. It’ll be nice for them to see us in the flesh," she said.

“I’m really looking forward to the games at home.

"We don’t really get to play them often, so for us to be able to play on our home soil, in front of everyone and get the support from them, [it] is really important.

“For me personally, it’s kind of like a validation of the respect we’re getting from peers watching and people watching.

“We’re finally getting viewed as professional athletes. It’s very nice for us to be able to get that."

Matildas fans

A busy 2018 has seen Logarzo represent the Westfield Matildas in the Algarve Cup, the AFC’s Women’s Asian Cup and the Tournament of Nations.

Those fixtures have helped Stajcic’s squad prepare for next year’s FIFA Women's World Cup and Logarzo said the challenge of Chile will be a good way of mixing things up.

“We’ve played so many games in the lead-up to this World Cup and the campaign is just starting,” she said.

“[It is] very good for us to play a team we haven’t played, for me personally, so I’m really looking forward to it.”

Chloe Logarzo