Netherlands v England, Nations League

October International Break 2023

International football returns with the October International break. The next fortnight sees the continuation of the nations Nations League, CAF + OFC Olympic Qualification, qualifiying for the CONCACAF W Gold Cup plus U19 Euro Round 1 Qualification amongst others. There are also a series of friendlies.

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Republic of Ireland

Through Irish Eyes: Looking ahead to a history-making FIFA World Cup

It’s hard to sum up how it will feel to watch Ireland kick off their first ever major tournament in Sydney against Australia on July 20th. In what is arguably one of the toughest groups, it still felt like fate when they drew the hosts in the opener. As if that moment could be any more special! I’m not sure I’ll fully believe that the girls in green have actually made it to the FIFA Women’s World Cup until I see them line up, shoulder to shoulder in a sold-out Stadium Australia belting out Amhrán na bhFiann. My biggest concern first and foremost is whether I’ll be able to take decent photos through what will no doubt be tear-filled eyes; my second is… Australian captain Sam Kerr.

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Republic of Ireland v Sweden, FIFAWWC Qualification

Improving Ireland edged out by Sweden

After their first game against Georgia was postponed in September, Ireland opened their long-awaited FIFAWWC qualification campaign to Sweden on a chilly October night in Tallaght, Dublin. The home side put on a strong defensive display against the Olympic silver medallists and second ranked team in the world, but ultimately fell to a 1-0 defeat due to an unfortunate own goal from Louise Quinn.

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