Australia’s Women’s World Cup team is set to face Denmark in a sold-out match at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney. After a dominant performance against Canada, where they won 4-0, Australia is looking to advance to the quarter-finals. They may also see the return of star striker and captain Sam Kerr, who missed the group games due to injury.
Denmark, led by Kerr’s former Chelsea teammate Pernille Harder, secured a spot in the last-16 by finishing as runner-up to England in Group B. With the early exits of powerhouses like Germany, the USA, and Brazil, both Australia and Denmark have an opportunity to make a claim in the competition.
In their previous match against Canada, Australia demonstrated their ability to perform without Kerr. Mary Fowler, another returning star, stepped up and contributed to the team’s victory. This win was crucial for Australia as it ensured their advancement to the last-16 as group winners, avoiding a potential clash with England.
Australia is approaching their match against Denmark with a “do or die” attitude, according to Caitlin Foord. They view this match as another hurdle to overcome on their journey towards their ultimate goal of winning the World Cup. The team is determined to bring the same mindset and effort they displayed against Canada to secure the result they need.
Sam Kerr, the team’s captain and all-time leading scorer, has returned to training and expects to make her first appearance in the World Cup against Denmark. Coach Tony Gustavsson will make a late decision on whether Kerr starts and how many minutes she can play. The team is eager to have Kerr back in the lineup and believes she can make a significant impact on the game.
The match between Australia and Denmark will kick off at 11:30 am BST and will be broadcast live on BBC One. Both teams will be aiming to seize this opportunity and advance further in the competition.