Countdown to the Women's World Cup: 27 days to go

Are you ready? The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ is almost with us, with just 27 days to go until the tournament kicks off 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 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 make their play for the trophy, continuing today with No.27...

World Cup Countdown_27 days to go_graphic

HOW TO WATCH: The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ in Australia 
GET KITTED OUT: All you need to know about the Westfield Matildas new Nike shirts 
COMING NEXT: Australia re-affirms bid to host FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 

Casey Reibelt Australian referee at FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™
Australian referee Casey Reibelt will take her place on the roster at the 2019 Women's World Cup in France

It takes more than the world's top players and coaches to make the FIFA Women's World Cup run smoothly and provide a global spectacle. 

And while every elite player dreams of taking her place at the competition, the same is true of the match officials.

For the likes of Australian referees Casey Reibelt and Kate Jacewicz – who are among 27 main referees selected for this tournament –  a call-up for the World Cup is also reward for excelling in their sporting career. 

World Cup Countdown: 3029, 28 days to go

Kate Jacewicz Australian referee at FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™
Kate Jacewicz (second from right) steps out to officiate at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018™

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)

Click below to #GetOnside for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™ in Australia