Match preview: Jamaica v Matildas


After last Friday’s miracle in Montpellier, all focus for the Matildas turns to Jamaica in Wednesday morning’s final Group C encounter in Grenoble (kick off 5:00am AEST).

Australia will enter their first ever encounter with the Caribbean outfit riding a high after recording a sensational fightback win over Brazil.

In a famous FIFA Women’s World Cup victory, Ante Milicic’s side recovered from a 2-0 first half deficit to beat their South American rivals 3-2 following strikes from Caitlin Foord, Chloe Logarzo and an own goal from Monica.

However, the Matildas must be wary against the world No. 53 ranked Jamaicawho are impressing many onlookers in their first ever World Cup appearance despite their 3-0 loss to Brazil and and 5-0 reverse against Italy.

And with a Round of 16 date up for grabs, the Matildas will be desperate to build upon their result against Brazil and enter the tournament knockout phase with the wind in their sails.

What they said

Matildas captain Sam Kerr

“Anytime you win for your country it’s an amazing feeling, especially after the last few days we’ve had.

“So we’ll enjoy this, but we’re not going to take Jamaica lightly and there’s a lot to be done still.”


Australia’s last five matches: WLLLW

Jamaica’s last five matches: LLWDW

World rankings

Matildas: 6

Jamaica: 53

How to watch

Tune in to SBS to cheer on the Matildas on free-to-air TV, with kick-off at 5:00am AEST on Wednesday morning, June 19.

You can also watch on Optus Sport, with the broadcaster showing all 52 games of the tournament live.

You can follow all the build-up and live updates at, or on the Matildas’ TwitterFacebook and Instagram pages.

Chloe Logarzo

World Cup France 2019™ – Group C – Next Australia match

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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