Gallery: Behind the scenes of the Westfield Matildas squad announcement for France 2019

It’s been a massive day for the Westfield Matildas as coach Ante Milicic confirmed the 23 players he will take with him to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, which starts next month.

Milicic – along with players Laura Alleway, Emily Gielnik and Gema Simon were all part of the announcement, which took place at the headquarters of Facebook in Sydney.

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The quartet also posed for pics in front of Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge to mark the occasion.

We’ve put together some of the best snaps from a memorable day as the countdown to France 2019 is in full swing.