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Surprise package Italy are aiming to emulate Germany and France by topping their group when they face Brazil on Tuesday in an encounter that evokes classic World Cup memories.
Hosts France and Olympic champions Germany qualified for the last 16 of the Women's World Cup, while Australia fought back to beat Brazil.
Barbara Bonansea ensured Italy made a dramatic return to the Women's World Cup after a 20-year absence on Sunday with a stoppage-time winner that gave her team a last-gasp victory over tournament dark horses Australia.
Cristiane hit a hat-trick to ensure Brazil barely missed injured star Marta and opened their Women's World Cup campaign by brushing aside Jamaica 3-0 in Grenoble on Sunday.
Veteran midfielder Formiga made World Cup history when the 41-year-old lined up against Jamaica - appearing at her seventh tournament
All-time leading Women's World Cup goalscorer Marta has an injury and is not likely to be fit in time to feature in Brazil's opener in 2019.
Nicknamed "Pele in a skirt" by the football great, the Brazilian star better known to her fans as "Queen" Marta will play in what could be her last women's World Cup in France.
The pressure is on France as they kick off the Women's World Cup against South Korea on June 7, but while the Koreans, Norwegians and Nigerians are all potentially tricky opponents for the hosts, the format of the group stage leaves them some room to manoeuvre.
Veteran Brazilian stars Marta, Formiga and Cristiane are among the 23-strong Brazilian squad selected for the women's World Cup in France next month, coach Vadao said Thursday.