Five days separates us from the first kick of the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ and the anticipation is becoming unbearable.
The opening fixture will see hosts France take on Korea Republic at 9.00pm local time on Friday 7 June (Saturday 8 June, 5.00am AEST), with the Westfield Matildas in action for the first time when they face Italy in Valenciennes on Sunday 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 begin their World Cup journey, continuing today with No.5...
Five is today's magic number as it celebrates the amount of wins the Westfield Matildas have registered in their FIFA Women's World Cup™ history.
After a fruitless run in the 1995, 1999 and 2003 tournaments, Australia opened their account in China 2007 with a 4-1 win over Ghana, a result that saw the team reach the quarter-finals stage for the first time.
The Westfield Matildas also reached the quarters in Germany 2011 with two victories over Equatorial Guinea and Norway, and qualified out of the group stage again in Canada 2015 following a crucial 2-0 triumph against Nigeria.
Australia tallied their fifth World Cup win after defeating Brazil 1-0 in the Round of 16, before a narrow 1-0 loss to Japan in the 2015 quarter-finals.
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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