- Sam Kerr fired a warning to her team’s fiercest critics Thursday.
- Kerr, captain of the Australia team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, played a critical and controversial role in the 3-2 win over Brazil.
- She was offside but not affecting play when Monica scored an own goal.
- After the final whistle, with the win in the bag, Kerr said: “We’re back, so suck on that one.”
- You can watch the clip below.
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Australia striker Sam Kerr fired a warning at her team’s fiercest critics just moments after the Matildas came from behind to beat Brazil 3-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Thursday.
A first-half goal from renowned player Marta was followed by a Cristiane header, giving Brazil a healthy two-goal advantage.
But had it not been for Caitlin Foord, Chloe Logarzo, and a controversial own goal from Monica in the 66th minute, Australia would have been down and out, eliminated from the tournament in France.
The third goal attracted debate over whether Kerr was offside but a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) adjudged Kerr to not have impacted play, despite her offside position. The goal stood, Australia won and kept its World Cup hopes alive.
Group C is now wide open, with Brazil first and Australia third on three points after two matches played, while second place Italy, also with three points, have a match to play against Jamaica on Friday.
“I’m so proud of the girls,” Kerr said, shortly after the final whistle in a clip shared by the broadcaster and presenter Jacqui Oatley.
“We knew we were in it at half time. You know, there was a lot of critics talking about us, but we’re back, so suck on that one.”
Watch the clip below:
Here’s the video of #AUS star striker @samkerr1 telling the team’s critics what she thinks of them (Oz came from 0-2 down to beat Brazil 3-2, having lost their opening game to Italy). She’s gained a lot of admirers for her “direct approach”! #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/WpZ1e2Jztw
— Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley) June 13, 2019
Australia plays Jamaica on June 18.
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