WNT set up International Friendly with Morocco

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WNT set up International Friendly with Morocco

The Republic of Ireland Women's National Team will begin their preparations for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup with a training camp from next week in Spain, followed by an International Friendly against Morocco. 
3rd Nov 2022

Following on from the World Cup Draw, which paired Ireland with Australia, Canada and Nigeria in Group B, the squad is now ready to return to action.

Ireland WNT Manager Vera Pauw said: "It has been a challenge to find an opponent at such short notice but we are really pleased that we can confirm this training camp in Marbella followed by a game against Morocco which will represent an ideal test as we begin our World Cup preparations.

"While we would have liked to play in front of our fans, it has not been possible to find a suitable opponent for a home fixture so we will have to wait until next year to thank our fans for their unbelievable support that helped us to achieve qualification to our first ever World Cup.

"We have international windows in February, April and June next year to continue our preparations for the World Cup and we are busy working on our plans around those dates. But, right now, we want to make the most of this camp which gives us the opportunity to see all of our players playing under the type of pressure that you only get in international football."

On Monday, November 7th, the squad will link up in Marbella, Spain for an eight-day training camp that will include a behind-closed-doors game against a Morocco team and a full International Friendly against the same opponent on Monday, November 14th in the Marbella Football Center. Details on the broadcasting of the game will be announced in due course.

Morocco has also qualified for next summer's World Cup - drawn into Group H with Colombia, Germany and South Korea. This will be the first meeting between Ireland and Morocco at senior women's level.

The Ireland squad for this camp will be confirmed this Friday, November 4th. 

International Friendly
Republic of Ireland v Morocco
Monday, November 14
KO 18:00 (17:00 Irish Time)