If Matildas mainstay Lydia Williams lines up for her 100th cap against Spain, it’s likely to be without many of the players who’ve shared most of her journey.
Williams is due to reach her century at the Estadio Nuevo Colombino in Huelva on Sunday morning (5.30am AEST).
With Sam Kerr, Steph Catley, Alanna Kennedy, Caitlin Foord, Kyah Simon and Mary Fowler among those rested, and Ellie Carpenter injured, Williams will be one of the highest-profile players to face La Roja.
Plenty of young players, fringe Matildas and potential debutants will instead take to the field against the world No.7, who are preparing for the Women’s Euros.
“It’s a good preparation for us. Let’s be honest and real: it’s a team that is going into a major tournament versus a team that’s coming off a break,” Williams said.
“Right now, it’s going to be a good indication of seeing how these teams are lining up for a major…