Women's World Cup news

Matildas suffer World Cup blow

May 3, 2011
Matildas captain Melissa Barbieri says she felt ill after learning star striker Kate Gill would miss next month's FIFA women's World Cup in Germany due to a knee injury.

Gill, the reigning Asian player of the year, underwent surgery in Adelaide on Tuesday after damaging her anterior cruciate ligament while playing for her Swedish club side Linkoping last week.

The 26-year-old had loomed as a key to Australia's hopes in Germany and Barbieri said the timing of the injury had rattled ...

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