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May 14, 2019
Sam Kerr has been selected as captain of Australia’s 23-player squad for the Women’s World Cup which kicks off next month in France. Veteran Matildas Lisa de Vanna, Clare Polkinghome and Lydia Williams have been picked for a fourth World Cup campaign. Kerr is among six other players who are going to the biggest event in women’s soccer for a third time.

SYDNEY (AP) — Sam Kerr has been selected as captain of Australia’s 23-player squad for the Women’s World Cup which kicks off next month in France.

Lisa de Vanna, Clare Polkinghome and Lydia Williams have been picked for a fourth World Cup campaign and six players, including Kerr, are going to the biggest event in women’s soccer for a third time.

Australia coach Ant Milicic announced a Matildas squad Tuesday that has more than 1,300 international caps combined.

“This is a special group of Australian footballers because, as a unit, they have accumulated a wealth of international experience despite the average age of the team being quite young,” Milicic said. “Having players who have appeared at multiple World Cups in our squad will help to guide the eight players traveling to their first.”

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