Australia Women’s national team captain and legend Sam Kerr has been ruled out of her country’s meeting with Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Matchday Two of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, handing the Nigerian side a huge boost.
Chelsea striker Kerr was heralded as one of the leading stars in the World Cup to be hosted in her country, due to her performances for club and country over the years. On the eve of their opener against The Republic of Ireland, it was revealed that the striker had been sidelined by a calf injury, which would keep her out of action for the first two games. They went on to win the game 1-0 rather unconvincingly.
There have been no changes to her condition and the striker will still be missing from the action when the Matildas take on the Super Falcons on July 27th. Without Kerr, Australia are a very different side as the Chelsea Women star is the best player on the team.
The Super Falcons will welcome the duo of Halimatu Ayinde and Rasheedat Ajibade back from suspension, and will hope that Desire Oparanozie is fit enough to play. They will cause problems for the Matildas and hopefully win the game after playing out a draw with Olympic champions Canada in their opener.