Matildas captain Sam Kerr has confirmed she is going to face Canada within the must-win World Cup match in Melbourne on Monday evening.
Kerr, 29, has but to take part within the match following a calf harm throughout Australia’s Group B opener in opposition to the Republic of Ireland.
Kerr instructed reporters in Brisbane on Saturday afternoon that she can be on the workforce sheet.
But the Matildas captain wouldn’t say whether or not she is going to begin the sport or come off the bench.
“I will certainly be available,” she stated.
“But how we decide to use that is not up to the opposition… that’s the main thing.”
The determination to maintain Kerr’s harm a secret has drawn widespread criticism.
Injured Matildas captain Sam Kerr has confirmed she is going to face Canada within the must-win World Cup recreation on July 31 in Melbourne.
Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson is underneath stress to provide his workforce a end result in opposition to Canada
Under stress, coach Tony Gustavsson has claimed it was purely tactical.
The Matildas should win in Melbourne on Monday to keep away from being eradicated within the group stage.
Mary Fowler can be a welcome addition after lacking the conflict in opposition to the Africans because of a concussion.
The younger gun is tipped to play up entrance alongside Caitlin Foord if Kerr will not be named to start out the combat in opposition to the Olympic champions.
If Kerr is said match to play by Matildas’ medical employees, Kerr is unlikely to make it via the 90 minutes.
The famous person striker has but to participate in workforce coaching and has been noticed sporting a compression bandage on her left calf.