What is the form of Australia compared to Brazil?
Australia locks horns with Brazil on the back of an awful run. In their opening game of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the Matildas conceded a stoppage-time goal to lose 2-1 to Italy, extending their losing streak to three games. This means they have won only half of the games they have played in 2019 (P6, W3).
As for Brazil, they began their campaign with a 3-0 win over Jamaica and now sit ahead of Italy due to their superior goal difference. However, the South Americans have had a worse run than their opponent, losing eight games in a row prior to their Matchday 1 victory.
Australia vs Brazil head-to-head record
Australia might have a hill to climb but it's the Matildas that boast the superior head-to-head record against Brazil. However, that advantage could be wiped out Thursday.
Games played: 18
Australia wins: 9
Brazil wins: 8
The last time these two teams met was back in the 2017 FIFA Women's World Cup and Australia emerged victorious on that day.
This will be the fourth straight FIFA Women's World Cup in which these two nations will clash.
As Canarinhas are the Matildas' most common opponents outside of Asia.
Preview - One of the favorites to be knocked out early?
Not many would have predicted Australia going out in the group stage but that is the nightmare the Matildas could be facing should they suffer defeat on Thursday. The AFC side is currently on zero points and could be headed for an early exit should they lose to the South Americans and Italy beat Jamaica, which is likely.
The 2-1 loss to the Italians in their opening game was heartbreaking, conceding a late goal to come away with nothing. As a result, FIFA's sixth-highest ranked women's team could bow out in the first round.
Elise Kellond-Knight, who started that defeat on the bench due to fitness issues, has called for her and her team-mates to show a positive response. If Spain could bounce back from an opening day defeat to win the FIFA Men's World Cup back in 2010, why can't Ante Milicic's side do the same?
Unfortunately for Sam Kerr and Co., As Canarinhas should have Marta back on the field for Thursday's game, as The Best FIFA Women's Player of the Year returned to training after missing the victory over Jamaica. Her presence will make everything all the more difficult for an Australian side fighting to remain in the tournament.
TV channels and broadcast streamings
In the USA: FOX Network, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, UNIVERSO NOW, NBC Sports Live Extra App, UNIVERSO
In the UK: BBC Sport Live, BBC iPlayer, BBC Two
In Canada: RDS GO, TSN3, TSN GO, RDS, TSN1
In Australia: Optus Sport, SBS Live, SBS
In Brazil: SporTV Play, SporTV, Band, Rede Globo
Australia vs Brazil Broadcast Information
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier)
Canada: RDS, RDS GO, TSN1, TSN3, TSN GO
France: Canal+ Sport
Germany: ZDF, DAZN, ORF Sport Plus
India: Sony LIV
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia
Malaysia: Astro Go, Astro Supersport
Nigeria: SL2G, SuperSport 3 Nigeria, SuperSport 3 Africa
Portugal: RTP Play
Turkey: TRT Spor Web TV, TRT Spor
United Kingdom: BBC iPlayer, BBC Two, BBC Sport Live
United States: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBC Sports Live Extra App, UNIVERSO NOW, FOX Sports GO, fuboTV, UNIVERSO, FOX Network