Arsenal Women forward Caitlin Foord will self-isolate for 14 days, Matildas coach Ante Milicic has confirmed. Foord was part of the Australia team that played against Vietnam in Cam Pha on Wednesday.
Arsenal have liaised with the UK government and have taken the decision that she self-isolate. That means Foord will miss games against Spurs, Bristol City and PSG in the Champions League- assuming all of those fixtures go ahead as Coronavirus takes hold in Europe.
“Caitlin Foord’s had her correspondence from Arsenal, so she’ll be in quarantine for 14 days,” Milicic said. Other Matildas stars playing in England like Sam Kerr and Chloe Lugarzo won’t face the same measures.
It means that Arsenal are struggling to find 11 fit players for Sunday’s North London derby with Katrine Veje, Daniëlle van de Donk, Dan Carter, Kim Little, Lia Walti and Beth Mead all injured and Katie McCabe suspended. Manager Joe Montemurro has also returned to Australia for personal reasons.