Macarthur pair and Matildas prepare for vital World Cup clash

It's crunch time for the Australian Matildas.

The Matildas are preparing for a must-win game against Jamaica to keep their 2019 World Cup hopes alive in France.

The Australian squad includes Rosemeadow's Alanna Kennedy in defence and Camden's Amy Harrison, who is a substitute.

Camden's Amy Harrison wins the ball during an international friendly match between the Matildas and China PR in Geelong in 2017. Picture: Joe Castro/AAP Image

Camden's Amy Harrison wins the ball during an international friendly match between the Matildas and China PR in Geelong in 2017. Picture: Joe Castro/AAP Image

Aussie fans can tune in to follow the game from 5am (AEST) on Wednesday, June 19. Optus Sport and SBS will broadcast the match.

Australia lost its first game 2-1 to Italy, but bounced back to seal a 3-2 win over Brazil last Friday.

The Matildas will need to beat Jamaica by several goals to remain in contention for the World Cup.

The two top teams in each pool advance to the next round. Australia currently sits behind Italy and Brazil in the group C table.

Kennedy, 24, told the Advertiser last month that the Matildas were a "real contender" at this year's World Cup.

"We have worked on our consistency and depth of our squad. We believe we can beat anyone," she said.

"The World Cup is obviously the pinnacle of our sport. It means so much to me to represent my country.

"We will have all of Australia behind us."