The first game kicks off on Friday night at 18:00 before the teams meet again on Tuesday, June 15th at 18:00 in what should be two highly competitive games.
Iceland are currently 17th in the FIFA World Rankings, which is 17 places above Vera Pauw’s team (34th), and they have qualified for the 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championships.
There will be 1,500 spectators in attendance at the national stadium for the two games.
There are no injury concerns for Ireland with all players having trained this week.
Aoife Colvill received her FIFA international clearance last Tuesday, having switched associations from Australia.
All of the players & staff have tested negative for COVID-19.
- Grace Moloney was named as Reading's Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year following a stand-out campaign
- Keeva Keenan played her part in Celtic finishing as runners-up in the Scottish Women's Premier League - missing out on the final day
- Niamh Fahey was nominated for the FA Women's Championship Player of the Season award for her outstanding displays for Liverpool
- Louise Quinn helped Fiorentina finish fourth in Serie A after reaching the Round of 16 in the UEFA Women's Champions League
- Diane Caldwell and Denise O'Sullivan have both featured for North Carolina Courage in their opening games of the NWSL season
- Katie McCabe was selected to the WSL Team of the Season after the Arsenal wing-back finished joint top of the assists charts with 11
- Niamh Farrelly and Aoife Colvill made valuable contributions in helping Glasgow City secure a 14th Scottish Women's Premier League title
- Megan Connolly was a key player as Brighton & Hove Albion enjoyed their best season yet in the WSL by finishing in sixth place - Rianna Jarrett also featured regularly
- Roma McLaughlin was selected to the Division 1 Women’s Soccer All-America Third Team for the second successive year after helping Central Connecticut State University retain the NEC Women’s Soccer Championship
- Heather Payne has been part of Flordia State University's run to the NCAA National Championship Final after winning their ACC Conference
- Amber Barrett scored 10 goals to help FC Koln win the second tier of Frauen Bundesliga and clinch promotion back to the top flight
- In the SSE Airtricity Women's National League, all outfield players have been on the scoresheet so far this season - Claire Walsh (1), Éabha O'Mahony (1), Áine O'Gorman (5), Jamie Finn (2), Ciara Grant (3), Jessica Ziu (2), Ellen Molloy (5), and Saoirse Noonan (4) - while goalkeeper Eve Badana has recorded four clean sheets
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Republic of Ireland Manager Vera Pauw
“Iceland are a fantastic opponent, because they are playing in the same kind of style of Sweden and Finland, who are the top two seeded teams in our World Cup qualifying group, so these friendly games will help us to prepare for those qualifiers later in the year.
"Similar to the games against Denmark and Belgium in April, we chose to go with a strong opponent so that we can challenge ourselves because this will be the last window before we begin the World Cup qualifiers in September.
"Playing against a team like Iceland allows us to further develop our game - both defensively and from an attacking perspective. We have been making positive strides in our overall development and these games are perfect for testing us in the right kind of environment."
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 (4 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 (2 caps / 0 goals), Louise Quinn (84 caps / 11 goals), Diane Caldwell (81 caps / 3 goals), Claire O'Riordan (16 caps / 0 goals), Niamh Fahey (93 caps / 0 goals), Éabha O’Mahony (1 cap / 0 goals), Áine O'Gorman (107 caps / 13 goals)
Midfielders: Jamie Finn (3 caps / 0 goals), Denise O'Sullivan (82 caps / 11 goals), Megan Connolly (27 caps / 1 goal), Ellen Molloy (3 caps / 0 goals), Ellen Molloy (4 caps / 0 goals), Jessica Ziu (3 caps / 0 goals), Roma McLaughlin (5 caps / 0 goals), Katie McCabe (50 caps / 10 goals)
Forwards: Heather Payne (16 caps / 0 goals), Amber Barrett (21 caps / 2 goals), Rianna Jarrett (15 caps / 1 goal), Saoirse Noonan (0 caps / 0 goals), Aoife Colvill (0 caps / 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
Iceland v Republic of Ireland
Friday, June 11
KO 18:00 (Irish Time)
LIVE on RTÉ Player / RTÉ News Channel
Referee: Rebecca Welch (England)
Game Hashtag: #ISLIRL
Team Hashtag: #COYGIG
Association Hashtag: #WeAreOne