Countdown to the Women's World Cup: 20 days to go

Get excited people. The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ is almost with us, with just 20 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.20...

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Sam Kerr and the No.20 shirt go together like sunscreen and the beach, or Vegemite and toast. but is hasn't always been that way. 

The Perth Glory and Australia striker made her international debut against Italy back in February 2009, and often wore the No.22 for the green and gold in those days. 

Her debut in what has become her iconic No.20 came 79 minutes into the Group D clash with Brazil at the 2011 World Cup in Germany, when Kerr ran on to the field to replace Kyah Simon up front. 

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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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