Countdown to the Women's World Cup: 19 days to go

We're not too far away from the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ with just 19 days to go until the action gets underway 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, 8 June, 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). 

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Montpellier


Montpellier is one of the host cities for world football's showpiece event in France, and is one of the nation's leading sports hubs.

Located in the south of France, only 10 kilometres away from the Mediterranean, Montpellier basks in 300 days of sunshine a year and boasts one of the lowest annual rainfall rates in the country.

It is also a city steeped in footballing history. Montpellier were founded in 1919 as Stade Olympique Montpellierain, the club was one of the first in France to professionalise the women's game. Since 2001, Montpellier have clinched two titles (2004, 2005) and have finished runners up four times.

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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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