The Women’s World Cup begins this night in New Zealand because the co-hosts tackle Norway at 5pm AEST.
Then, Australia’s Matildas will host Republic of Ireland of their first recreation of the showpiece event. Kick-off is scheduled for 8pm AEST at Stadium Australia.
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The match will probably be broadcast on Channel 7.
Here are all of the Matildas’ full group-stage fixtures.
MATILDAS GROUP STAGE FIXTURES (AEST)
Thurs 20 July, 8pm: Australia v Republic of Ireland, Stadium Australia (Sydney/Gadigal)
Thurs 27 July, 8pm: Australia v Nigeria, Brisbane Stadium (Brisbane/Meeanjin)
Mon 31 July, 8pm: Canada v Australia, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (Melbourne/Naarm)
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The Matildas are ranked tenth on the planet at present, whereas the Irish are world quantity 22 and making their World Cup debut.
The two groups have met simply as soon as prior to now, with Ireland claiming a 3-2 win in Dublin in an absolute rollercoaster conflict in September 2021.