The Westfield Matildas have entered their pre-tournament camp. The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ is almost with us, with just 17 days to go until the action gets underway at Parc des Princes in Paris.
The opening fixture will see hosts France take on Korea Republic at 9.00pm local time on 7 June (5.00am, 8 June, AEST), with the Westfield Matildas in action for the first time when they face Italy in Valenciennes on 9 June at 1.00pm local time (9.00pm AEST).
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With 85 caps to her credit, Newcastle Jets and Orlando Pride midfielder Emily van Egmond is about to head into her third FIFA Women's World Cup with the Westfield Matildas.
Despite her position as a mainstay of the team, No.10 Van Egmond is still only 25 years old, but boasts top-level experience beyond her years.
She was aged 17 years, 11 months and 21 days when she became the Westfield Matildas' youngest ever goalscorer at a FIFA Women's World Cup, finding the net shortly after half-time of a 3-2 win over Equatorial Guinea in Bochum, Germany, on July 3, 2011 (picture at the top of this page).
Still in the record books, it remains Van Egmond's only World Cup goal ... so far.
FIFA Women’s 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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