AUSTRALIA’s women’s national team has said it will play in the 2018 World Cup, despite a three-month absence due to an infection with MRSA.
Key points:AUSTRALIAN women’s team says it will not play the 2018 W-League after the infectionSymptoms of the infection have caused the team to miss three gamesThe women’s squad will travel to Australia’s first ever Women’s World Cup to play a friendly against Argentina in SeptemberAUSTRIA’s national football team has confirmed that its women’s contingent will be travelling to Australia in September for the first time in its history to take part in the Women’s W-Liga, the national women’s football league.
The A-League team’s official statement said it had not been informed of the delay.
“The Aussies are a very close-knit community, and we understand that the team is disappointed that the time off will be needed, but it is our commitment to the team and the players to get there safely and safely soon,” the statement said.
“We are all working hard to get to the tournament in good condition, and with all the preparations that have been made, we have every confidence in the A-Ligas preparations.”
A team of Aussie women has played in the World Cup before and the team will be returning to the game in good health, and this will not only be an incredible opportunity for them, it will be an opportunity for the entire country as well.
“The Aussie squad will play the W-league’s first game in October, with the winner advancing to the 2019 World Cup.”
As part of our preparations, we will be making the journey to the World Championship in 2018, but due to the time remaining in our team, we cannot make the trip until the team has had time to recover from the infection,” the Aussie statement read.”
Therefore, the Aussians will be unable to play in this W-liga game in 2018.
“After the World Championships in 2018 we will again be heading to the 2018 Women’s National W-Finals in Sydney, and our A-Team will be heading back to Perth in October.”
This is all being made to minimise the impact on our Aussie players and players’ families, as well as the health and wellbeing of our team.
“These are all very difficult decisions for us, but we have to do what is best for our players and our country.”
The statement added that the AAW will not make any further comment until a full medical report has been completed and the squad has been cleared for travel.
Topics:soccer,socceroos,nrl,australiaFirst posted August 19, 2018 18:51:45Contact Peter Dandley