Haiti coach Shek Borkowski has taken on many challenging positions in his coaching career but arguably none more so than the Haiti Women's National Team.
Appointed as Head Coach on 1 March of this year, Borkowski has inherited a nation with no professional (or semi-professional) football competition, little developmental structure and one still recovering from a devastating earthquake in 2010.
Once again outside influences have necessiated that the Matildas rebuild their squad. In 2008 it was the retirement of several stalwarts, this time round its injury that has ravaged the World Cup squad.
However, as last time, several promising players have stepped into the breach for the national team. Here is the low down on five of those players you might not know but you will soon.
Ashley Brown stepping up into the breach | Graeme Gilmer
2012 marks Matildas' captain Melissa Barbieri's tenth year in the Australian National Team. A decade at the top of the Australian women's game. A decade of being a dedicated, hardworking and well-tuned athlete in touch with her body; or so she thought.
Barbieri set for her next big challenge, motherhood | Getty
"Two roads diverged in a wood"
We have all faced that cross road. That moment when you know a decision, or non-decision, could forever change the trajectory of your life. For Matildas striker Sam Kerr, her cross road was in the form of a rupture in a small, but crucial, ligament in her knee in September 2011.