Countdown to the Women's World Cup: 29 days to go

Get excited, the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ is almost with us, with just 29 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).

www.matildas.com.au is running a series of features counting down the days until the Westfield Matildas make their play for the trophy, continuing today with No.29...

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Sunni Hughes and Angela Iannotta of Australia
Sunni Hughes (left) and Angela Iannotta (in green) both scored for Australia at the 1995 World Cup

Australia has scored 29 goals at the FIFA Women's World Cup, with the first of those coming from Angela Iannotta, an equaliser 25 minutes into what ended as a 4-2 defeat by China on June 8, 1995. 

Linda 'Sunni' Hughes scored the second, with a minute left on the clock at the end of the game.

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The country's most recent World Cup goal came in the 80th minute of a famous 1-0 victory over Brazil at the 2015 tournament, which was Australia's sixth involvement in the competition. 

Australia's leading Women's World Cup goalscorer is Lisa De Vanna, who has seven to her credit so far – four in 2007, one in 2011 and two in 2015.  

WATCH: Lisa De Vanna gets amongst the goals at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada

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)