Rosemeadow's Alanna Kennedy and Matildas ready for crunch World Cup clash

Rosemeadow's Alanna Kennedy and the Australian Matildas are preparing for a do-or-die World Cup clash.

The Matildas will face Brazil in their second match of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

Aussie fans can tune in to follow the game from 2am (AEST) on Friday, June 14. Optus Sport and SBS will broadcast the match.

Australia head into the game on the back of a 2-1 loss to Italy last Sunday, while Brazil beat Jamaica 3-0 in its opening match.

Kennedy told reporters on the Matildas website that Australia felt confident ahead of the Brazil clash.

"Brazil is very strong, very physical, skillful and they have a lot of experience in their team," Kennedy said.

"I expect it will be a good match and a very physical one.

"We urge our fans to keep believing in us because we believe in ourselves. We know that we will come back from that first game."

The Matildas lost 2-1 to Italy in heart-breaking fashion in their World Cup opener at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes.

Samantha Kerr scored a penalty goal in the 22nd minute and the Aussies led 1-0 at half time.

Italy replied in the 56th minute through Barbara Bonansea to lock the score up at 1-all.

The match appeared to be destined for a draw, before Bonansea bobbed up to kick the winning goal in the 95th minute. There was roughly 20 seconds left in the match.

Kennedy, 24, said it was a disappointing loss.

"But pretty much as soon as we were on the [team] bus, our focus was on Brazil. We can't dwell on things too much," she said.

"Our message [to our fans] is to keep their support behind us, we hope to do them proud."

Alanna Kennedy looks to control the ball ahead of Italy opponent Barbara Bonansea during Sunday's World Cup match at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes. Picture: Francisco Seco/AP Photo

Alanna Kennedy looks to control the ball ahead of Italy opponent Barbara Bonansea during Sunday's World Cup match at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes. Picture: Francisco Seco/AP Photo