Gallery: Matildas in Valenciennes ahead of World Cup opener against Italy

All eyes are on Italy as the Westfield Matildas train in Valenciennes ahead of Sunday evening's Group C opener (kick off 9:00pm AEST).

After touching down in France earlier this week, Australia hit the training pitch on Thursday to finalise their preparations for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Enjoy some exclusive behind-the-scenes shots of the players in the gallery above. 

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We begin our World Cup campaign on Sunday at 9:00pm AEST against Italy