The Brazilian Confederation (CBF) announced late this Tuesday afternoon (12) that Ludmila ahead of Atlético de Madrid (Spain) had been called in to replace Nicole from Benfica (Portugal).
The Portuguese club’s player’s cut was defined after the Brazilian team’s medical department was informed that “the striker suffered an injury to his left knee, a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament.” [LCA], thereby making it impossible for an athlete to appear during the FIFA date period”.
Atlético de Madrid (ESP) striker Ludmila has been called in to defend the Brazil women’s team at a FIFA date in October. The athlete was called for the vacancy of Nicole from Benfica (POR), who suffered an injury to her left knee.
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Thus, Lyudmila had the opportunity to be called up to defend the national team in the friendly against Australia in Sydney on 23 and 26 October.
This will be the first meeting between Brazil and Australia since the 2019 World Cup (France), when the Oceania team won 3–2 in a match valid for the second round of the group stage.
Now, Australia is preparing to host the next edition of the Women’s Football World Cup, which it will host in association with New Zealand in 2023.