Women's World Cup: Australia captain Kerr revels in comeback win

After overcoming a two-goal deficit to beat Brazil at the Women's World Cup, Australia captain Sam Kerr took aim at her team's critics.

Sam Kerr (left) and Ellie Carpenter celebrate after Australia's win. Photo: Getty Images

Sam Kerr told Australia's critics to "suck on that one" after the Matildas staged an incredible comeback to beat Brazil 3-2 in a thrilling Women's World Cup encounter.

Australia lost its opening group game to Italy and then found itself 2-0 down to Brazil as Marta scored her 16th World Cup finals goal from the penalty spot and Cristiane headed home her fourth of the tournament.

Yet the Matildas fought back and after Caitlin Foord and Chloe Logarzo had struck, Monica headed into her own net, with an offside call against Kerr overturned upon a VAR review as Australia's captain was deemed to not be interfering with play.

"I'm so proud of the girls," Kerr said.

"There were a lot of critics talking about us but we're back so suck on that one!

"It's just outside noise, we don't listen to the haters. 

"Look at that performance – [a] comeback from the deep and I love these girls, they are something else."


Brazil's loss took the shine off Marta's fine day, the 33-year-old having become the first player to score in five different editions of the Women's World Cup and pulling level with Miroslav Klose's record haul of 16.

"It was supposed to be a very competitive match, and that's what we had," Marta said.

"We came here to win and advance to the next stage. Now, it's worthless to lament the result. We are still fighting for our spot and should focus on that."

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