King eyes famous victory over Switzerland

King eyes famous victory over Switzerland

The Republic of Ireland continue their FIFA World Cup, group 6 qualifying campaign tomorrow (Wednesday) as they host Switzerland in Richmond Park at 7.30pm
30th Mar 2010
The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that Richmond Park has passed this morning's pitch inspection which was carried out by the UEFA delegation. The Inchicore venue will host the FIFA Women's World Cup, group 6 qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm.

The Republic of Ireland continue their FIFA World Cup, group 6 qualifying campaign today (Wednesday) as they host Switzerland in Richmond Park at 7.30pm

Noel King's side currently sit in third place in the group 6 table, three points behind Russia following their weekend victory over Kazakhstan and level with Switzerland but both teams do have a game in hand.

Speaking ahead of the game, Noel King urged his side to continue their recent form which has seen the young side get back into contention in group 6, "Obviously every game in this campaign is important but this is the one which we have been waiting for with great anticipation for quite some time. Switzerland are often underestimated on the international stage but they are one of the rising stars of international football, both in the men's and women's game. While we will be giving them every respect as a team, we will be going out to win and hopefully secure at least second place in the group," he said.

"The girls have now been in the camp since St. Patrick's Day prior to our game in Tel Aviv, which is an incredibly long time. Since that game, all they have seen is the dining table, the training pitch and their bedrooms - the feeling among the squad is that they are chomping at the bit, eager to gain revenge for their 2-0 defeat against Switzerland last September," said King.

FIFA Women's World Cup qualifier - Group 6

Republic of Ireland v Switzerland
Wednesday, March 31st 2010
Richmond Park, Dublin
Kick-off: 7.30pm

Adults: €5
Children: €2

Complimentary tickets for schoolboy/girl clubs are available by contacting

Republic of Ireland squad
Emma Byrne - Arsenal FC
Jemma Connor - Birmingham
Meabh de Burca - Salthill Devon
Niamh Fahey - Arsenal FC
Ciara Grant - Arsenal FC
Sonya Hughes - St. Francis
Ciara McCormack - Kolbotn FC
Mary Therese McDonnell - Chicago Red Stars
Shannon McDonnell - Unattached
Michele O'Brien - Unattached
Áine O'Gorman - Peamount
Fiona O'Sullivan - Chicago Redstars
Louise Quinn - Peamount
Stephanie Roche - Raheny United
Julie Ann Russell - Salthill Devon
Yvonne Tracy - Arsenal FC
Rebecca Creagh - Raheny United
Aisling Dyer - Stella Maris

Noel King