Australia vs Italy

Australia vs Italy: TV channel, live stream, Matildas squad news & World Cup group match preview, Can the green and gold begin their World Cup campaign with a bang?

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Australia and Italy face off in their 2019 Women’s World Cup group stage opener on Sunday, looking to get a leg up in the fight for a round of 16 spot. Both teams are in Group C, joined by Brazil and Jamaica. Australia and Brazil are the favorites in the group, so Italy will have to earn points where it can to have a chance, with finishing in third place the most realistic option.

Australia will begin their 2019 Women’s World Cup campaign on Sunday, June 9 (9pm AEST) against Italy at the Stade du Hainaut in France.

The Matildas come into the tournament ranked sixth in the world, while Italy currently sit 15th ahead of their first Women’s World Cup appearance since 1999.

These two nations have faced each other eight times previously with their first meeting coming in 1997 and both claiming three wins since.

Every Matildas match at the Women’s World Cup, including Australia’s match against Italy, is available live and free on SBS.

For those looking to stream the match, Optus Sport will also be showing every match of the tournament.

The platform requires a monthly subscription of $14.99 for non-Optus customers.

Storylines

Australia: The country searches for their first World Cup crown this summer and with a backline that is strong and a patient midfield, they can make a run. You’ll see them hold on to the ball plenty and mix it up between wing play and up the middle. They’ll create the chances and dominate possession.

Italy: The women’s team doesn’t have the rich history that the men’s team does, but they hope at some point to be able to compete consistently at this tournament. It probably won’t be this time around, but it won’t be for a lack of trying. They’ll fight, but the technical quality will be evident in this one.