The squad has been announced, and it's exactly three weeks until the big kick-off. The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ is almost with us, with just 21 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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Lisa De Vanna is the Westfield Matildas' all-time leading World Cup goalscorer, with seven already to her credit as she looks forward to her fourth tournament in the green and gold.
She brought up her country's 21st goal on the biggest stage when she scored against Equatorial Guinea in Australia's second game in Group D at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.
De Vanna latched on to a long ball after 51 minutes and steered a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Mirian to put the Westfield Matildas 3-1 up in a match they eventually won 3-2.
A 2-1 victory over Norway in the final group game followed, before Australia went out at the quarter-final stage to eventual third-place finishers Sweden.
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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