Synthetic no problem for Khamis

Australia forward Leena Khamis is unfazed by the controversy surrounding the synthetic pitches at the Women's World Cup.

FIFA defended the use of synthetic after a group of players threatened legal action last year.

The issue continues to simmer in Canada, where the tournament starts on Sunday (AEST).

But the pitch talk is of no concern to Khamis, who is with the Matildas preparing for a meeting with United States on Tuesday morning.

"We've got turf fields at home so we've been training on them and playing games on them and to be honest it doesn't bother me what kind of field we play on," she said.

"Whether it's grass or synthetic it doesn't really matter.

"You're playing a game of football, it's what we do, it's what we love and we just go out there and hopefully put on a great show for everyone."

Coach Alen Stajcic has talked up the belief in the Matildas' squad, despite being in the 'Group of Death' in Group B alongside the USA, Sweden and Nigeria.

Forward Caitlin Foord said Australia had come to win.

"It's obviously going to be a tough group," she said.

"We're at the world stage so there's not really going to be any easy steps.

"We're not here to compete, we're here to win, so we've got to beat these teams to win it."