Rosemeadow's Alanna Kennedy and Matildas prepare for World Cup opener

Rosemeadow's Alanna Kennedy and her Australian Matildas team mates are ready to begin their 2019 World Cup campaign.

The Matildas will face Italy on Sunday in their opening game of the FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

Aussie fans can tune in to follow the game from 9pm (AEST) on Sunday, June 9. Optus Sport and SBS will broadcast the match.

Australia will play three group stage matches before the Matildas hope to qualify for the next round.

Kennedy, 24, told the Advertiser last month she was delighted to get the World Cup call-up.

"It wasn't a shock [when she was selected], but I am happy to get the opportunity to play in the World Cup," she said.

Alanna has played more than 70 games for Australia - including all five games in Australia's 2015 World Cup team.

The Matildas finished second in their group before falling to Japan in a quarter-final.

Alanna learned a lot from that campaign and she said the Matildas felt confident of their chances in this year's World Cup.

"We've come so far as a collective in those last four years," she said.

"We have worked on our consistency and depth of our squad.

"We are a 90-minute team now and are a real contender. We believe we can beat anyone.

"We will have all of Australia behind us."

Alanna Kennedy (right) celebrates with Sam Kerr after scoring a goal for the Matildas against Argentina in March. Picture: Daniel Pockett/AAP

Alanna Kennedy (right) celebrates with Sam Kerr after scoring a goal for the Matildas against Argentina in March. Picture: Daniel Pockett/AAP