LIVE BLOG: Reaction as the Matildas slip to defeat against Italy in Group C

Join us on the live blog for all the build up to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

We'll have the inside line from Matildas camp and bring you the biggest news from around the tournament - including from our Group C opponents Italy, Brazil and Jamaica - as the 24 nations prepare for world football's showpiece event.

The action commences on Friday 7 June with hosts France in action against Korea Republic at 9.00pm local time (Saturday 8 June, 5.00am AEST).

And see the likes of Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord and Ellie Carpenter take the stage when Ante Milicic's Matildas kick off their World Cup campaign against Italy on Sunday 9 June at 1.00pm local time (9.00pm AEST).

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World Cup France 2019™ – Group C – Australia Matches

Australia v Italy
Date: Sunday, 9 June 2019 (AEST)
Venue: Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Kick-off: 9.00pm AEST (1.00pm local time, same day)

Australia v Brazil
Date: Friday, 14 June 2019 (AEST)
Venue: Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Kick-off: 2.00am AEST (6.00pm local time, Thursday 13 June)

Jamaica v Australia
Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 (AEST)
Venue: Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Kick-off: 5.00am AEST (9.00pm local time, Tuesday 18 June)

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