Ireland begin their World Cup qualification campaign on Thursday evening with a crunch clash against Sweden at Tallaght Stadium.After swatting aside Australia in the last international break, Vera Pauw’s Ireland return to competitive action on Thursday evening as they take on Sweden in Tallaght Stadium. The Girls in Green missed out on Euro 2021 qualification in their last qualifying campaign, but they head into this campaign with a renewed sense of swagger and confidence after seeing off Australia last month. Sweden, however, will pose a real challenge to Ireland, with the Swedes impressing during the Tokyo Olympics as Ireland watched the games from home. You can see our liveblog, which will have regular updates throughout the match, at the bottom of this piece.
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Ireland v Sweden.As mentioned, Ireland come into this international window with a point to prove after missing out on qualifying for the European Championships. Pauw’s side started their Euro campaign well before they suffered a dismal defeat away to Ukraine to all but end their hopes of qualifying for their first-ever major tournament.
What TV channel can I watch the Ireland v Sweden match on?Ireland v Qatar will be broadcast on RTÉ 2. Build-up will begin at 6.30pm before the studio hands over to the commentary team in Tallaght Stadium in time for a 7pm kick-off. The match will also be available to stream on RTÉ Player.
Ireland team news.In terms of team news for Ireland, they come into the game with a clean bill of health, with few of injuries of note to be concerned with. Midfielder Roma McLaughlin, however, was a late inclusion to the squad after Kyra Carusa pulled out of the squad with an injury picked up on Monday.
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Thursday, Oct 21
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Tuesday, Oct 26
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Megan Connolly shoots from distance, but her efforts goes wide of goal. Saoirse Noonan comes on for Ireland into the latter stages of injury time..
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We will have six minutes of added time. Can they? Surely not..
Ireland call for a penalty – but the calls fall on deaf ears as referee Deborah Anex waves away the protests. The crowd made more a shout for that one than the players did themselves..