Northern Ireland Women to play three friendlies in Spain

Northern Ireland set for Marbella training camp
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Northern Ireland will prepare for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 qualifiers in April by playing three games at the Marbella Football Centre.

Kenny Shiels’ squad will take part in a 10-day training camp that includes matches against the Faroe Islands, Switzerland and Romania.

The Faroe Islands are first up on Thursday 17 February (3pm, UK time), Switzerland follow three days later with an 11am start, finishing up versus Romania on Wednesday 23 February, again at 11am.

Shiels – who will name his squad in early February – told “We are really looking forward to these three games in Spain. It will provide us with a measurement of our programme and its progression.

“We are constantly trying to teach and learn from our time with the players. This trip will give us ideal preparation for April’s World Cup qualifiers. Everything we do is to help the players prepare to prepare.

“During February we will look to step up our performance levels to ensure we reach maximum standards.”

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