Matilda’s squad: Sam Kerr makes series comeback in Australia against Brazil in 2021

Matilda's squad: Sam Kerr makes series comeback in Australia against Brazil in 2021

Matilda will host a home match for the first time in 596 days, with Sam Kerr leading the side in two friendly matches against Brazil next week.

Australia will take on their samba rivals at Combank Stadium on 23 and 26 October, which will see a game of 22,500 people.

Kerr, who was recently nominated for the Ballon d’Or, grabs headlines for being green and gold among his 23-man squad, while Ellie Carpenter, Emily van Egmond, Kyah Simon and Caitlin Ford take on the national team’s action. I return.

Injuries have left Elise Kelond-Knight, Hayley Raso and Emily Gilnick out of the selection process, while Remi Simsen and Bryllieh want their first game for Henri Matildas.

Coach Tony Gustavsson explained that he will use the matches to prepare the team for the 2022 Asian Cup, which will be played in India in January, and will keep an eye on the 2023 World Cup, which will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand. .

“Preparation is number one,” Gustavsson said. “I said that after going to camp in September, when we played Ireland, we switched from ‘performance mode’ to ‘preparation mode’ at the Olympics. [ahead of India 2022 and Australia/New Zealand 2023].

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