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The national rivalry continues on Wednesday when Australia Women expensive New Zealand women in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Group G.
Neither team has progressed beyond the quarterfinal stage of the Olympic Games, and both have participated in three Olympic Games since 1996.
Australia comes into this game in bad shape, having lost four of their last five friendlies, and the only time they avoided defeat was when they faced Sweden in June.
Tony gustavson He is a native of Sweden, but was appointed Australia’s head coach in September, following a stint with the US. Pia Sundhage.
Only three of the 22 teams play their club football in Australia: Melbourne Victory’s Kyra cooney-cross, Brisbane Roar’s Tameka yallop and Western Sydney Wanderers’ Courtney nevin.
Australia did not qualify for the 1996, 2008 or 2012 Olympics, and five years ago in Rio the country was eliminated in the quarterfinals.
These pair of nations have a World Cup at home they look forward to in 2023 as they share the games venue, but they will want to make their mark in Japan before then.
New Zealand didn’t make their Olympic Games debut until 2008 and their best performance at this tournament came in London 2012 when they were the quarter-finals.
Tom sermanniThe team has not played any warm-up friendlies in the run-up to this summer, having last played in the Algarve Cup in March last year.
Defender Rebekah Stott It will be a huge stranger to New Zealand this summer, after she was forced to miss the Tokyo games following a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Another experienced player who will not be able to count on New Zealand is the forward. Rosie white, who has played two Olympic Games and three World Games, due to health problems.
Australia and New Zealand are in a strong Group G, along with Sweden and the favorites United States, with the top two from each group advancing to the quarter-finals and the top two third-place teams also advancing to the end of the group stage. .
Captain and forward of Australia Samantha kerr he is a major threat heading into goal for the Australians, who scored 21 goals in 22 appearances for Chelsea last season.
The Australia team is full of experience with three players who have won over 100 career internationals so far, including Clare polkinghorne, Elise Kellond-Caballero Y Emily Van Egmond.
None of the three goalkeepers in Gustavson’s squad is the first choice with their clubs, however, Arsenal shooting stopper Lydia williams Australia is expected to start this summer having gained the most international experience.
Orlando Pride Defender Ali riley She is the captain of the New Zealand team, and has 134 named matches after making her senior international debut in 2007.
Sermanni has named three non-capped players to the New Zealand squad, including Marisa van der meer, Gabi rennie Y Michaela robertson, which is unlikely to start on Wednesday.
Possible starting lineup of Australia Women:
Williams; Catley, Polkinghorne, Carpenter; Yallop, Van Egmond, Kellond-Knight, Raso; Simon, Kerr, Foord
Possible New Zealand women’s starting lineup:
Nayler; Green, Riley, Erceg, Moore; Percival, Longo, Hassett, Bowen; Wilkinson, opportunity
Correct Score: Australia Women 2-1 New Zealand Women
Forward Kerr has been a reliable source of goals for Australia throughout her international career, and after a successful season with Chelsea, she is entering this summer’s tournament in good shape.
New Zealand has experienced players, however Australia performed better at Rio 2016, which you can use to your advantage from the experience the team gained.
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