Matildas winning run over NZ in jeopardy

June 23, 2012
By Adrian Warren
Matildas football coach Tom Sermanni is more worried that lack of preparation rather than 20 absent players will jeopardise his team's 18-year unbeaten run against New Zealand in Wollongong on Sunday.

With 13 players overseas, six injured and midfield veteran Heather Garriock pregnant, Sermanni has named a squad composed totally of locally based players.

The W-League finished almost five months ago and the tenth-ranked Matildas haven't played since failing to qualify for the ...

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