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Preview: Iceland - Ireland
15.06.2021 at 15:00 - Laugardalsvollur

The Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team take on Iceland in the final game of an international friendly double header in Reykjavik on Tuesday evening.
14th Jun 2021

Vera Pauw’s narrowly lost 3-2 last Friday in Laugardalsvollur – against a team sitting 17 places above them in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings – and they will meet again in the same venue.

This game – which will be live on the RTÉ Player – will act as the final warm-up before the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers kick off in September, where Ireland will be away to Georgia in their Group A opener.

There are no injury concerns within the Ireland squad.

All of the players & staff have tested negative for COVID-19.

Republic of Ireland Manager Vera Pauw
“I think we have to set something right with this game. The result of last week's game is not a bad result, 3-2, especially when you consider that Iceland are ranked in between Denmark and Belgium, but we didn't start well and that is something we know is not good enough.

"In the second half (of the first game), we had many chances...we counted 12 chances whereas Iceland only had six real chances. Young players are also knocking on the door, which is very good.

"We do appreciate that people will think that it is six games that we've lost but we see the growth in every single game and people around the country see it also. Of course everybody wants a win and we are going for that. The main thing in the back of our minds is that we need to qualify (for the World Cup).

"We will go for the win against Iceland, but overall we chose this opponent because we wanted to test ourselves and see what level our players are at. The more time that we get to work with the players the more we can see them progress, so we need to maintain that stability and move forward."

Credit FAI TV if using either of the below interviews...

Aoife Colvill
Heather Payne


Republic of Ireland
Goalkeepers: Grace Moloney (Reading), Courtney Brosnan (Unattached), Eve Badana (DLR Waves)
Defenders: Keeva Keenan (Celtic), Claire O’Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Niamh Farrelly (Glasgow City), Louise Quinn (Fiorentina), Diane Caldwell (North Carolina Courage), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Claire Walsh (Peamount United), Éabha O’Mahony (Cork City), Áine O’Gorman (Peamount United)
Midfielders: Jamie Finn (Shelbourne), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciara Grant (Shelbourne), Roma McLaughlin (Connecticut Fusion), Jessica Ziu (Shelbourne), Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youths), Katie McCabe (Arsenal)
Forwards: Heather Payne (Florida State University), Rianna Jarrett (Unattached), Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Saoirse Noonan (Shelbourne), Aoife Colvill (Glasgow City)

Goalkeepers: Sandra Sigurðardóttir (Valur), Cecilía Rán Rúnarsdóttir (KIF Örebro DFF), Auður Sveinbjörnsdóttir Scheving (ÍBV)
Defenders: Hafrún Rakel Halldórsdóttir (Breiðablik), Elísa Viðarsdóttir (Valur), Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir (FC Rosengard), Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir (Valerenga), Guðrún Arnardóttir (Djurgarden IF DFF) Kristín Dís Árnadóttir (Breiðablik), Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (AIK), Áslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdóttir (Breiðablik)
Midfielders: Andrea Rán Hauksdóttir (Breiðablik), Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (West Ham United), Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (Orlando Pride), Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir (Eintracht Frankfurt), Karitas Tómsdóttir (Breiðablik), Berglind Rós Ágústsdóttir (KIF Örebro DFF), Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir (Bayern Munich)
Forwards: Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir (Le Havre), Elín Metta Jensen (Valur), Agla María Albertsdóttir (Breiðablik), Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir (Kristianstads DFF), Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir (Girondins de Bordeaux)

Republic of Ireland
Goalkeepers: Grace Moloney (5 caps / 0 clean sheets), Eve Badana (3 caps / 0 clean sheets), Courtney Brosnan (3 caps / 1 clean sheet)
Defenders: Keeva Keenan (3 caps / 0 goals), Claire Walsh (3 caps / 0 goals), Niamh Farrelly (3 caps / 0 goals), Louise Quinn (85 caps / 11 goals), Diane Caldwell (82 caps / 3 goals), Claire O'Riordan (16 caps / 0 goals), Niamh Fahey (94 caps / 0 goals), Éabha O’Mahony (2 caps / 0 goals), Áine O'Gorman (107 caps / 13 goals)
Midfielders: Jamie Finn (4 caps / 0 goals), Denise O'Sullivan (83 caps / 11 goals), Megan Connolly (28 caps / 1 goal), Ellen Molloy (4 caps / 0 goals), Ciara Grant (15 caps / 0 goals), Jessica Ziu (3 caps / 0 goals), Roma McLaughlin (5 caps / 0 goals), Katie McCabe (51 caps / 10 goals)
Forwards: Heather Payne (17 caps / 1 goal), Amber Barrett (22 caps / 3 goals), Rianna Jarrett (15 caps / 1 goal), Saoirse Noonan (0 caps / 0 goals), Aoife Colvill (1 cap / 0 goals)

March 9, 2007: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Iceland – International Friendly
March 7, 2008: Iceland 4-1 Republic of Ireland – International Friendly
October 26, 2008: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Iceland – EURO 2019 Play-Off
October 30, 2008: Iceland 3-0 Republic of Ireland – EURO 2019 Play-Off
June 8, 2017: Republic of Ireland 0-0 Iceland – International Friendly
June 11, 2021: Iceland 3-2 Republic of Ireland – International Friendly

Iceland v Republic of Ireland
International Friendly
Tuesday, June 15
KO 18:00 (Irish Time)
LIVE on RTÉ Player / RTÉ News Channel
Referee: Kirsty Dowie (England)


H / A / N Matches W D L Goals + / -
H 2 0 2 0 1 - 1 +0
A 5 0 1 4 4 - 13 -9
N 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 +0
Total 7 0 3 4 5 - 14 -9

Date&time Comp. H / A / N Final score
15.06.2021 at 15:00 Friendly A 0 - 2
11.06.2021 at 18:00 Friendly A 2 - 3
08.06.2017 at 15:00 Friendly H 0 - 0
30.10.2008 at 18:10 European Final Play off A 0 - 3
26.10.2008 at 15:00 European Final Play off H 1 - 1
07.03.2008 at 18:00 Algarve Cup A 1 - 4
09.03.2007 at 18:00 Tournament A 1 - 1
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