2023 WWC: Australia will be difficult to beat — Falcons coach, Waldrum

Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum has warned his players they have to be at their best against Australia.

The former African champions will face the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosts in their second Group B on Thursday, July 27.

Waldrum’s side started their campaign in the competition with an impressive 0-0 draw against Canada.

Australia on the other hand laboured to a 1-0 victory against debutants Republic of Ireland.

The Matildas will be without their talismanic captain, Sam Kerr in the game.

Kerr, who plays for Chelsea, sustained a calf injury in training and also missed the win against Ireland.

Waldrum labelled the Australians a dangerous opponent and insisted the Super Falcons can’t afford to underrate them.

“I watched their performance against Ireland; they’re dangerous with so many different weapons,” the American said.

“We can’t go into it thinking the game is already won because they don’t have a star player. Our players understand that.”

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