Countdown to the Women's World Cup: 6 days to go

The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ is officially less than a week away, with all eyes turning towards Parc des Princes in Paris where the action beckons.

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). is running a series of features counting down the days until the Westfield Matildas begin their World Cup journey, continuing today with No.6...


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The past few years have been monumental for the Westfield Matildas.

As well as finishing runners up on the continental stage in the 2014 and 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cups, the Westfield Matildas were inaugural Tournament of Nations winners in 2017.

Australia's rise as an international force will be underlined again as the Westfield Matildas enter the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ as a seeded team for the first time in their history.

Ante Milicic's side are currently ranked sixth in the world, and with six days to go until the tournament in France begins, the Westfield Matildas are ready to shine on the biggest stage of all.

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Australia kick off their campaign against Italy in Valenciennes on Sunday 9 June

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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