Countdown to the Women's World Cup: 9 days to go

The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ is almost with us, with just nine days to go until the tournament kicks off 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).

www.matildas.com.au is running a series of features counting down the days until the Westfield Matildas begin their seventh World Cup challenge, continuing today with No.9...

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Fifty-two matches take place across a month during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France, and there will be nine different stadiums used across that time. 

The tournament kicks-off at the legendary Parc des Princes in the French capital, Paris, which hosted men's FIFA World Cup matches back in 1938 and has subsequently been the scene for sporting drama across two rugby league world cups (1954, 1972), three UEFA European Championships (1960, 1984, 2016), two rugby union world cups (1991, 2007) and the 1998 men's FIFA World Cup. 

The Westfield Matildas will kick-off their campaign at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes on Sunday 9 June, moving south to face Brazil in Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier, five days later (AEST). 

The city skyline of Grenoble, where Australia plays a Group C game at Women's World Cup 2019
The ski-resort city of Grenoble will host Australia and Jamaica on Wednesday 19 June (AEST)

Ante Milicic's side will bring their group matches to a close by tackling Jamaica at the Stade des Alpes in the picturesque ski-resort city of Grenoble on Wednesday 19 June (AEST). 

The tournament climaxes in the central city of Lyon, close to the Swiss border, which hosts both semi-finals and the final. 

 

From Rennes and Le Havre in the north, to Montpellier and Nice in the glamorous south, teams at the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ will entertain fans across nine different stadiums during the course of the competition. They are:  

  1. Parc des Princes, Paris
  2. Roazhon Park, Rennes
  3. Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
  4. Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
  5. Stade de Lyon, Lyon
  6. Stade de Nice, Nice
  7. Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
  8. Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
  9. Stade Oceane, Le Havre
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The Parc des Princes in Paris, during a Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Dijon in May

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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