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February 27, 2024

Sam Kerr Replaced Ahead Of Australia Clash With Olympic Champions

Soccer Football - FIFA Women's World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 - Group B - Australia v Nigeria - Brisbane Football Stadium, Brisbane, Australia - July 27, 2023 Australia's Alanna Kennedy in action with Nigeria's Rasheedat Ajibade and Chiamaka Nnadozie REUTERS/Dan Peled

Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

Australian captain and forward, Sam Kerr will not take part in her national team’s upcoming friendly match against Canada.

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Sarah Hunter replaced Kerr in the Australia squad to play Canada.

Kerr withdrew with a foot injury and remained with her club in the international break.

English Women’s Super League (WSL) winners, Chelsea FC also confirmed that the forward will be with the club during the international break.

The club medical team will examine the state of her injury.

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On the other hand, Latifah Abdu replaces Evelyne Viens in the Canada squad to play Australia.

The first leg of the two-legged friendly match between Australia and Canada will take place on December 2.

The second leg of the game will be held on December 6, 2023.

Australia won the last competition encounter between both sides in the group stage of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia.

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Three goalkeepers, six defenders, nine midfielders, and six forwards made the squad.

The two teams that didn’t qualify for this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup are using the friendly match to prepare for future competitive games.

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