Sam Kerr, the captain of Australia, has stated that she is healthy enough to play against Canada in Australia’s crucial women’s World Cup match.
Kerr missed Australia’s 3-2 loss to Nigeria and the team’s opening match against Ireland due to a calf ailment.
At a news conference on Saturday, Kerr, Australia’s all-time leading scorer with 63 goals in 121 appearances, said that she will be available for the game on Monday.
“I’m in a nice mood. Today, I was on the pitch. I’ll do my best,” she added.
She said she would be fit to play but declined to disclose how much of the game or what part she would play in the contest.
I will undoubtedly be available, but how we use that information won’t be disclosed to the opposition, she said.
“I wish I could tell you all of it. It’s going to be a close call.
Australia must defeat Canada in order to avoid going out of the group stage for the first time since 2003.
It kind of stinks, but someone is always in a worse situation.
Kerr noted that she has had a hard time adjusting to her new position as a team supporter.
She admitted, “I definitely feel more anxious sitting on the bench when it’s out of my hands.
With a tie in the Group B championship, Canada will advance.
For Australia, a draw would only be acceptable if Ireland defeated Nigeria at the same time, favouring the Matilda’s on goal differential.