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Preview: Belgium - Ireland
11.04.2021 at 18:30 - King Baudouin Stadium

In what will be Vera Pauw’s first friendly international with the Republic of Ireland, the game against Denmark on Thursday night is seen as the beginning of preparations for a new campaign.
7th Apr 2021

With the draw for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place on April 30th, Pauw is getting her squad ready for that qualifying campaign which will kick off in September.

Along with this fixture, Ireland have also set up a test away to Belgium on April 11th.

There are no injury concerns.

All of the players & staff tested negative for COVID-19. They each underwent testing before coming into camp, then inthe team base on Monday, April 5th and again on Wednesday, April 7th.

Republic of Ireland Manager Vera Pauw
“Denmark are a fantastic opponent for us to play in this international friendly game. They are ranked 14th in the world, possess some excellent players, and are very much a team that will test us. We need this type of work-out to help us going into the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers later in the year.

“They are a very dynamic team. Their teamwork is highly developed, they have got a few exceptional players, like Pernille Harder and Nadia Nadim, and they push their team to a very high level.

“For us, this is another game to test ourselves against a top quality opponent. It will actually be my first friendly game since coming in with Ireland and we hope to take a closer look at all our players in this game and next Sunday’s game away to Belgium.”


Republic of Ireland
Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan (SC Braga), Courtney Brosnan (West Ham United), Grace Moloney (Reading)
Defenders: Keeva Keenan (Celtic), Claire Walsh (Peamount United), Louise Quinn (Fiorentina), Diane Caldwell (North Carolina Courage), Claire O'Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Niamh Farrelly (Glasgow City), Aine O'Gorman (Peamount United)
Midfielders: Jamie Finn (Shelbourne), Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ruesha Littlejohn (Birmingham City), Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youths), Hayley Nolan (London City Lionesses), Alli Murphy (London City Lionesses), Emily Whelan (Shelbourne), Katie McCabe (Arsenal)
Forwards: Heather Payne (Florida State University), Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Rianna Jarrett (Brighton & Hove Albion), Kyra Carusa (HB Hoge)

Goalkeepers: Lene Christensen (KoldingQ), Katrine Svane (AGF), Kathrine Larsen (Klepp IL)
Defenders: Rikke Sevecke (Everton), Simone Boye (Bayern Munich), Sara Thrige (Fortuna Hjorring), Sara Holmgaard (FFC Turbine Potsdam), Sofie Svava (Vfl Wolfsburg)
Midfielders: Olivia Holdt (Fortuna Hjorring), Nonna Christiansen (Brondby IF), Sonne Troelsgaard (FC Rosengard), Emma Snerle (Fortuna Hjorring), Katrine Veje (FC Rosengard), Sofie Junge (Juventus), Nicoline Sorensen (Everton), Frederikke Thogersen (Fiorentina), Katherine Kuhl (FC Nordsjoelland), Josefine Hasbo (Brondby IF)
Forwards: Caroline Moller (Inter Milan), Signe Bruun (Paris Saint-Germain), Stine Larsen (Aston Villa), Pernille Harder (Cheslea), Nadia Nadim (Paris Saint-Germain)

Republic of Ireland
Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan (24 caps / 10 clean sheets), Courtney Brosnan (2 caps / 1 clean sheet), Grace Moloney (3 caps / 0 clean sheets)
Defenders: Keeva Keenan (2 caps / 0 goals), Claire Walsh (2 caps / 0 goals), Louise Quinn (82 caps / 11 goals), Diane Caldwell (79 caps / 3 goals), Claire O'Riordan (15 caps / 0 goals), Niamh Fahey (92 caps / 0 goals), Niamh Farrelly (Glasgow City), Aine O'Gorman (105 caps / 13 goals)
Midfielders: Jamie Finn (2 caps / 0 goals), Denise O'Sullivan (80 caps / 11 goals), Megan Connolly (25 caps / 1 goal), Ruesha Littlejohn (59 caps / 6 goals), Ellen Molloy (2 caps / 0 goals), Hayley Nolan (0 caps / 0 goals), Alli Murphy (0 caps / 0 goals), Emily Whelan (3 caps / 0 goals), Katie McCabe (48 caps / 10 goals)
Forwards: Heather Payne (14 caps / 0 goals), Amber Barrett (20 caps / 2 goals), Rianna Jarrett (13 caps / 1 goal), Kyra Carusa (1 cap / 0 goals)

March 15, 2006: Denmark 4-0 Republic of Ireland, Algarve Cup

Republic of Ireland v Denmark
International Friendly
Thursday, April 8
Tallaght Stadium
KO 18:30
LIVE on RTÉ Player
Referee: Louise Thompson (Northern Ireland)


H / A / N Matches W D L Goals + / -
H 4 2 0 2 4 - 6 -2
A 3 1 0 2 2 - 5 -3
N 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 +0
Total 7 3 0 4 6 - 11 -5

Date&time Comp. H / A / N Final score
11.04.2021 at 18:30 Friendly A 0 - 1
20.01.2019 at 15:00 Friendly A 1 - 0
12.03.2005 at 15:00 Friendly H 2 - 0
04.05.1996 at 15:00 European Qualifier H 1 - 5
31.03.1996 at 15:00 European Qualifier H 0 - 1
17.10.1981 at 15:00 Friendly A 1 - 4
27.10.1980 at 14:45 Friendly H 1 - 0
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