Women's World Cup: Sam Kerr hits back at Australia critics after win over Brazil

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Women's World Cup: Sam Kerr has a few choice words for Australia's 'haters'

Australia captain Sam Kerr told the team's critics to "suck on that one" after coming from 2-0 down to beat Brazil 3-2 at the Women's World Cup.

Australia looked in danger of a second straight Group C defeat when a penalty by Marta and a header by Cristiane put Brazil in control in Montpellier.

However, goals by Caitlin Foord, Chloe Logarzo and an own goal by Monica earned the Matildas a stunning win.

"We don't listen to the haters," said Kerr. "We came back from the deep."

Kerr, the all-time record scorer in both leagues in Australia and the United States, added: "There were a lot of critics talking about us but we're back - so suck on that one."

Australia's final group game is against World Cup debutants Jamaica on Tuesday in Grenoble (20:00 BST).

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Matildas boss Ante Milicic described his side's comeback win as "one of the finest Australian performances I've ever seen".

"The players deserve all the rewards they were given tonight. They never stopped believing," he added.

"Hopefully this brings our country together.

"As the game went on we looked very strong. Physically, we're in great condition. Recovery is going to be important for us and then we move forward to the Jamaica game."

Three teams - Brazil, Italy and Australia - have three points in Group C
Three teams - Brazil, Italy and Australia - have three points in Group C

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France22006156
2Norway21014223
3Nigeria210123-13
4South Korea200206-60

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany22002026
2Spain21013213
3China100101-10
4South Africa100113-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil11003033
2Italy11002113
3Australia100112-10
4Jamaica100103-30

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England11002113
2Argentina10100001
3Japan10100001
4Scotland100112-10

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Canada11001013
2Netherlands11001013
3Cameroon100101-10
4New Zealand100101-10

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA1100130133
2Sweden11002023
3Chile100102-20
4Thailand1001013-130
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