Can Brazil beat Italy and secure a berth in the next round? This pivotal match in Group C will be played at Stade du Hainaut.
Group C so far:
Not many backed Italy to work their way up in the World Cup. But they beat a solid Australian side 1-2 in a thrilling opening game, before making a short work of Jamaica in the next encounter, beating them 5-0 to top the group.
The Nerazzurri are now on the cusp of last-16, needing only a point from their next game.
Brazil are sitting at 2nd in Group C but could drop down to 3rd if they fail to beat Italy, while Australia win against Jamaica.
The Seleção started the world cup campaign with a 3-0 win over Jamaica but went down 3-2 against the Aussies in the last game, a match where they led 2-0.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 match will be played between Italy and Brazil at Stade du Hainaut, in Valenciennes, France. The ground has a capacity of 24,926. The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Wednesday, June 19.
Sony Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 matches in India. Premier members can also enjoy the live action on the official SonyLiv App.
Recent form (Last six matches) Italy – L D W W W W Brazil – L L L L W L
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Italy Team News:
Milena Bertolini went from 4-3-3 in game-1 to 4-3-1-2 in game-2 to get the best out of her players against both Brazil and Jamaica.
One of the changes came at the back with Elisa Bartoli starting at left-back, while Alia Guagni moved from left to the right side of the defence, replacing Valentina Bergamaschi, who was moved further up the pitch into the midfield.
Aurora Galli was dropped down to the bench but showed her worth when she came off as a 2nd half substitute to score two goals, with one of them being a powerful shot from outside the box. We expect her to start.
Ilaria Mauro made way for Daniela Sabatino in the 2nd game and will be looking to start here.
Italy Probable XI: Laura Giuliani (GK), Elisa Bartoli, Sara Gama, Elena Linari, Alia Guagni, Manuela Giugliano, Valentina Bergamaschi, Valentina Cernoia, Aurora Galli, Cristiana Girelli, Barbara Bonansea, Ilaria Mauro / Daniela Sabatino
Only one change was made to Brazil’s playing 11 against Australia from the game-1 with Marta coming into the playing 11. The 33-year-old Brazilian legendary footballer was an unused substitute in game-1.