AUS-W vs NR-W Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Two superpowers of women football Norway and Australia meet in the round-of-16 match at Allianz Riviera.
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Expectations were never in danger of falling short when Norway faced Nigeria in their opening world cup game. The 3-0 final scoreline was the least Norwegians deserved in that match.
The 2nd game was the pick of the Group A fixtures as Norway faced France in arguably the decider for the first place in the group. The hosts won 2-1 in a closely fought game and sealed the first place.
Norway confirmed their place amongst the last-16 with a 2-1 win over South Korea in the last group game.
Australia meanwhile suffered a real shocker in their opening game, going down 1-2 to Italy, a team which was making its first appearance at the World Cup finals in 20 years.
The World Cup seemed to be in shambles when Brazil took a 0-2 lead in the next game before Matildas scripting a fairytale comeback to win 3-2 to bring their camapign back on track.
While the Aussies women made a short work of Jamaica in their final group game as they ran out 1-4 winners.
This FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 match will be played between Norway and Australia at Allianz Riviera (Nice Stadium), in Nice, France. The ground has a capacity of 36,178. The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Sunday, June 23.
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Recent form (Last six matches) Norway – W L W W L W Australia – W L L L W W
Norway Team News:
No injuries or suspensions to contend with.
Norway squad for the Women's World Cup:
Goalkeepers: Ingrid Hjelmseth, Cecilie Hauståker Fiskerstrand, Oda Maria Hove Bogstad
Defenders: Ingrid Moe Wold, Cecilie Redisch Kvamme, Maria Thorisdottir, Maren Nævdal Mjelde, Stine Hovland
Though, changes are expected from Norway as they are set to welcome their star forward Caroline Graham Hansen to the matchday squad.
That means Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland may be dropped down to the bench.
Norway Probable XI: Ingrid Hjelmseth (GK), Ingrid Moe Wold, Maren Mjelde, Maria Thorisdóttir, Kristine Minde, Vilde Bøe Risa, Ingrid Syrstad Engen, Caroline Graham Hansen, Guro Reiten, Karina Sævik, Isabell Herlovsen
Australia Team News:
Australia coach Ante Milicic said he expects centre-back Clare Polkinghorne and midfielder Tameka Yallop to be available for selection for the crunch last-16 game against Norway. Polkinghorne missed the last game with a hamstring problem, while Yallop was forced to sit out due to a knock.
Australia squad for the Women's World Cup:
Goalkeepers: Lydia Williams, Teagan Micah, Mackenzie Arnold
Defenders: Gema Simon, Clare Polkinghorne, Laura Alleway, Stephanie Catley, Alanna Kennedy, Ellie Carpenter, Teigen Allen