Sam Kerr, Clare Polkinghorne into Matildas' semi-final starting side

Renee Valentine
Updated August 17 2023 - 12:37pm, first published August 16 2023 - 6:45pm

Matildas captain and leading striker Sam Kerr and veteran centre-back Clare Polkinghorne have been named in two changes to the Matildas' starting side for their historic World Cup semi-final with England on Wednesday night.

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Renee Valentine

Renee Valentine

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Renee Valentine is a sports journalist with more than 20 years of experience in Newcastle. She is passionate about increasing the visibility of sportswomen in the media. Got a sports story, email Renee at

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