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Soccer-Gorry on Matildas team for the first time since she became a mother

ARCHIVE PHOTO: Soccer – Women’s World Cup – Group C – Australia vs. Italy – Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France – June 9, 2019 Australian Katrina Gorry (# 19) in action with Italian Valentina Cernoia. REUTERS / Bernadett Szabo

March 29, 2022

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Experienced Australian midfielder Katrina Gorry has been called up for Matilda’s squad for next month’s two friendlies against New Zealand on Tuesday as she continues her comeback after having a daughter.

Fit Gorry, who won the last of her 78 matches in 2020, replaces injured Holly McNamara in a squad of 23 women without changes from the group that was eliminated from the Asian Cup in the quarterfinals in January.

“When I took a step to have Harper, I didn’t know if I wanted to go back,” the 29-year-old said.

“I guess that time away from football, I fell in love with the game again. Now it’s pure enjoyment and I think that’s noticeable in my game.

“I’m definitely looking forward to (the rest of the players) getting together (Harper) and being able to admire so many amazing women.”

Australia will face New Zealand in friendlies in Townsville and Canberra in April, 15 months before the nations co-host the ninth edition of the Women’s World Cup.

Gorry said she was determined to join Tony Gustavsson’s team for the tournament.

“When Harper was born, I promised him I would do everything I could to get into the selection for that, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do,” he added.

“The World Cup for me is everything …”

(Information from Nick Mulvenney, edited by Peter Rutherford)



Soccer-Gorry on Matildas team for the first time since she became a mother

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