Women's Soccer by Tyler Geivett

Riley Earns Fifth Olympic Selection

Ali Riley will represent New Zealand at the Olympics for the fifth time

STANFORD, Calif. – Former Stanford standout Ali Riley has been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2024 Paris Olympics, marking her fifth trip to the Olympic Games after representing New Zealand in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020.

Riley, who has been the captain of the Ford Football Ferns since 2017, helped lead New Zealand to the country's first World Cup victory – a 1-0 win over Norway – at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

New Zealand enters the Olympic Games with a record of six wins, two defeats, and one draw in 2024, scoring 37 goals and conceding eight.

At Paris 2024, they have been drawn in Group A alongside reigning champions Canada, Colombia, and hosts France.

They kick off the tournament on 26 July (NZT) vs Canada in Saint-Etienne, before facing Colombia on 29 July (NZT), and France on 1 August (NZT), both in Lyon.

The team will warm up for the tournament with an international friendly against Zambia on 14 July (NZT) at Stade Louis Darragon, Vichy, France, with the game broadcast live and free on FIFA+.

New Zealand Roster for 2024 Paris Olympics
Mackenzie Barry* (16 caps) Wellington Phoenix FC, New Zealand
CJ Bott (46 caps) Leicester City, England
Katie Bowen (109 caps) Inter Milan, Italy
Milly Clegg* (8 caps) Racing Louisville FC, USA
Victoria Esson (23 caps) Rangers FC, Scotland
Macey Fraser* (5 caps) Utah Royals, USA
Ally Green* (14 caps) AGF, Denmark
Jacqui Hand* (27 caps) Unattached
Grace Jale* (31 caps) Unattached
Katie Kitching* (10 caps) Sunderland AFC, England
Anna Leat (18 caps) Aston Villa FC, England
Meikayla Moore (65 caps) Unattached
Gabi Rennie (37 caps) Åland United, Finland
Ali Riley (162 caps) Angel City FC, USA
Indiah-Paige Riley* (24 caps) PSV Vrouwen, Netherlands
Malia Steinmetz* (31 caps) FC Nordsjælland, Denmark
Rebekah Stott (102 caps) Melbourne City FC, Australia
Kate Taylor* (16 caps) Unattached

*First time being involved in an Olympic campaign

In addition, Claudia Bunge (HB Koge, Denmark), Michaela Foster (Unattached), Annalie Longo (Wellington Phoenix FC, New Zealand), and Murphy Sheaff (Kansas State University, USA) have been named as travelling reserves.

Upcoming Fixtures:
New Zealand vs Zambia
International Friendly
Sunday 14 July NZT (Saturday 13 July local)
KO 3am NZT (5pm local)
Stade Louis Darragon, Vichy, France

Canada vs New Zealand
Women's Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024
Friday 26 July NZT (Thursday 25 July local)
KO 3am NZT (5pm local)
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne, France

New Zealand vs Colombia
Women's Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024
Monday 29 July NZT (Sunday 28 July local)
KO 3am NZT (5pm local)
Stade de Lyon, Lyon, France

New Zealand vs France
Women's Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024
Thursday 1 August NZT (Wednesday 31 July local)
KO 7am (9pm local)
Stade de Lyon, Lyon, France