Australia captain Sam Kerr has not been named within the beginning XI for the Matildas’ essential last World Cup group match in opposition to Canada on Monday, regardless of declaring herself match.
The hosts went into the match in third place in Group B after a win in opposition to Eire and a defeat to Nigeria of their opening two video games. They should beat second-placed Canada in Melbourne to ensure a spot within the final 16.
Kerr missed Australia’s first two matches with a left calf damage suffered on the eve of the event. However the Chelsea striker was named among the many substitutes for the third straight recreation.
It stays to be seen whether or not she is going to make an affect from the bench.
Mary Fowler returns to the beginning lineup after sitting out the 3-2 loss to Nigeria attributable to concussion protocols. She replaces winger Cortnee Vine.
Emily van Egmond retains her place in midfield after a formidable efficiency in opposition to Nigeria.
Canada captain Christine Sinclair and defender Kadeisha Buchanan have overcome health considerations to begin.
A draw wouldn’t be sufficient for Australia if backside aspect Eire beat Nigeria within the different Group B match. The Matildas want the three factors to advance.