The Ireland senior women’s team found out when their remaining Euro Qualifiers would take place. Vera Pauw’s team have 3 more games to play, including one at Tallaght stadium.
Ireland will travel to Germany on September 19th, before a trip to Ukraine on October 23rd. The campaign will finish with a home game against Germany.
The remaining fixtures offer a tough test for the Girls in Green, as they face pre-campaign favorites Germany twice.
The Story So Far
Ireland began the campaign under caretaker management with a 2 – 0 win against bottom seeds Montenegro, Tyler Toland and Katie McCabe getting on the scoresheet.
Then came an impressive win against Ukraine. Ireland had led 2 – 0 with McCabe opening the scoring and Rianna Jarrett getting her first international goal. Ukraine levelled things before the break before an own goal gave Ireland the win.
In Greece Ireland led thanks to former Peamount United star Amber Barrett’s strike. However it ended in a disapointing draw as Greece equalized in added time.
In the reverse fixture this past March Ireland were victorious. Diane Caldwell got the goal.
Ireland’s latest match was a 0 – 3 win in an empty arena against Montenegro. Caldwell, McCabe, and Denise O’Sullivan were on the scoresheet.
Ireland sit top of the table, one point clear of Germany having played a game more. Greece are 3rd on 4 points with 4 games left to play. Ukraine have no points but have only played 3 of their 8 games. Montenegro sit bottom with no points after 4 games. If goal difference is to factor, Ireland have the 2nd best with +7, significantly behind Germany who have +31.
1st place qualifies automatically for the Euros, which have been postponed until Euro 2022. The 3 best Runner-ups will also progress, with the remaining 6 2nd place teams going into the play-offs. Ireland are hoping to reach their first ever major tournament.
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