1News update: Ferns defensive duo set to recover in time for tournament opener

Defenders Rebekah Stott and CJ Bott are on track to be fit for Thursday’s opening game in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

They missed last Friday’s warm-up game against Italy with Stott having a bout of illness and Bott being rested as a precaution for a hamstring injury.

But Stott told 1News she was ready to face Norway at Auckland’s Eden Park.

“I’m on the mend,” she said. “Still got a light cold.”

Ferns midfielder Annalie Longo told 1News:

“I think there’s definitely a few nerves, but nerves are a good thing.

“We talk about pressure is a privilege so we’ll just take that out there and hopefully give the crowd something.”

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