Ali became just the fifth New Zealander to earn 100 caps for her country in a two-match series against Australia last month - the final hit-outs for the team before Rio 2016.

She has been described by coach Tony Readings as 'the heart and soul of our team' and her importance to the cause is therefore not in doubt.

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Alexandra's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Games Rio 2016

    • Football (Football - Women)
      Women's First Round Group G 0-3
      Women's First Round Group G 1-0
      Women's First Round Group G 0-2
      Placed 9 of 12
  • Olympic Summer Games London 2012

    • Football (Football - Women)
      Q/Final Match 20 G1 vs E3/F3 0 - 2
      First Round Group E Match 5 3 - 1
      First Round Group E Match 3 0 - 1
      First Round Group E Match 1 0 - 1
      Placed 8 of 12
  • Olympic Summer Games Beijing 2008

    • Football (Football - Women)
      Gold Medal Match - W23 v W24
      Preliminaries - Group G - match 18 - USA v NZL 4-0
      Preliminaries - Group G - match 12 - NZL v NOR 0-1
      Preliminaries - Group G - match 05 - JPN v NZL 2-2
      Placed 10 of 12