The Australia Women’s World Cup 2023 squad are into the semi-finals of the tournament.
Between a combination of their form coming into the tournament, co-hosting alongside New Zealand and a well-respected head coach in Tony Gustavsson, there was plenty of hype about a nation who hasn’t really troubled the latter stages of World Cups coming into 2023.
At one point, it looked like it was all about to fall apart. After squeezing past Republic of Ireland in the opener, a shock loss to Nigeria in the second game left the Matildas on the verge, but they responded with a crushing 4-0 win over Canada to seal qualification as group winners and eliminate the Olympic champions.
Mixed in with all this is the fact Gustavsson has had to contend without his star player in Chelsea’s Sam Kerr, that was until the striker made a late cameo in their comfortable second round 2-0 win over…