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Sam Kerr wasn’t needed as co-host Australia advanced to the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup by beating Canada 4-0 in a make-or-break final group game.

SYDNEY (AP) — In the end, Sam Kerr wasn’t needed as Australia advanced to the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup.

But the Matildas’ inspirational captain is finally expected to get on the field against Denmark in the round of 16 on Monday,

“I’m really excited. I will play,” Kerr told Australia’s Nine TV network.

The star striker has been sidelined since injuring her left calf on the eve of co-host Australia’s first game against Ireland on July 20.