Matildas unchanged for World Cup opener

Matildas coach Ante Milicic has opted for the same team who lost 3-0 to the Netherlands for Sunday's World Cup opener against Italy in France.

That means no place for key midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight, who has battled leg injuries over the past fortnight.

Chloe Logarzo has kept her place in midfield alongside Tameka Butt, with Hayley Raso and Caitlin Foord to support striker and captain Sam Kerr.

The match, at Valenciennes' Stade du Hainaut, kicks off at 9:00pm (AEST).

MATILDAS: Lydia Williams; Steph Catley, Clare Polkinghorne, Alanna Kennedy, Ellie Carpenter; Emily van Egmond, Chloe Logarzo, Tameka Butt; Caitlin Foord, Sam Kerr (capt), Hayley Raso.