Countdown to the Women's World Cup: 18 days to go

The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ is almost upon us, with just 18 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). is running a series of features counting down the days until the Westfield Matildas take their tilt at the title, continuing today with No.18...

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The historic city of Grenoble stretches back over 2,000 years, to a time when it was only a small village in the Gallo-Roman era, and it is situated in southeastern France at the foot of the French alps.

Grenoble hosted the 1968 Winter Olympics and is surrounded by ski resorts which are nestled in the picturesque mountain surrounds.

The city also offers a large number of theatres and museums, including the Museum of Grenoble, one of the nation's leading museums of fine art.

Although Grenoble is a hot-bed for winter sports lovers, football still holds an integral role thanks to Grenoble Foot 38, founded in 1897, and one of the oldest clubs in France. 

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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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