Republic of Ireland Women set for Iceland double header

Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw
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Republic of Ireland Women will fly to Iceland in June for a double header, in preparation for the World Cup Qualifiers which start in September.

Ireland play Iceland on 11 and 15 June in Reykjavik and head coach Vera Pauw told fai.ie: “It is really important that we get to use this international window to continue our preparations for the 2023 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. We have made a lot of positive strides in recent months in each of our sessions together and this week, with two tough games, will provide us with another opportunity to continue that work.

“For this window, we had many different options but ultimately we chose to play against Iceland, who are ranked 17th in the World and have qualified for EURO 2022. Just like our decision to play Denmark and Belgium in April, we want to test ourselves against high calibre opposition.

“It is crucial that we maintain the standards that we have raised in our last few camps and work harder to get even better. It’s clear to see that the more time that the staff get to have with the players there are noticeable improvements made. I look forward to meeting up with the players and staff again to continue that work.”

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