Northern Ireland’s Euro 2022 group: Who will they face in Group A?

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Northern Ireland's Euro 2022 group
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Northern Ireland’s Euro 2022 radical contains Austria, England, and Norway. Northern Ireland are the lowest ranked squad successful the full competition, and volition person a pugnacious task connected their hands if they are to marque it retired of this group. 

Northern Ireland’s Euro 2022 group: Norway


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7th July

It volition beryllium nary casual commencement for Northern Ireland arsenic they look Norway arsenic their archetypal crippled astatine the competition. Norway person been handed a large boost heading into the tourney aft all-time Champions League apical scorer Ada Hegerberg made her planetary return. Hegerberg had antecedently stepped distant from planetary work pursuing a quality with the Norwegian FA.

Norway person won the Euros doubly - successful 1987 and 1993 - but their caller planetary signifier has not been rather arsenic glowing. They exited the 2017 Euros having mislaid each 3 of their radical games without scoring a azygous goal.

Northern Ireland volition person to ticker retired for Barcelona winger Caroline Graham Hansen, whilst Chelsea winger Guro Reiten volition besides beryllium a threat. Young talents Frida Maanum (Arsenal) and Julie Blakstad (Manchester City) volition beryllium hoping to marque an interaction connected the large stage

Northern Ireland’s Euro 2022 group: Austria


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11th July

Northern Ireland volition enactment astatine St Mary’s Stadium successful Southampton for their 2nd radical lucifer against Austria. Northern Ireland and Austria are presently successful the aforesaid radical for World Cup Qualifying and this lucifer volition astir apt beryllium Northern Ireland’s champion accidental of picking up a effect astatine the tournament. In their astir caller meeting, they mislaid 3-1 to Austria but did gully 2-2 with them backmost successful October.

Northern Ireland volition privation to ticker retired for striker Nicole Billa. She has scored 12 goals this play successful the Frauen-Bundesliga for Hoffenheim. Meanwhile Arsenal goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger has had 1 of the champion seasons of her vocation and volition not beryllium casual to beat.

Northern Ireland’s Euro 2022 group: England


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15th July

Northern Ireland’s last radical crippled volition travel against England astatine St Mary’s Stadium successful Southampton. England are besides successful Northern Ireland’s World Cup Qualifying group, having beaten them with an aggregate people of 9-0 crossed their 2 fixtures. 

As hosts, England are going into the tourney arsenic 1 of the favourites and Northern Ireland volition beryllium hoping to amended connected their results from their past meetings. They did clasp them astatine 0-0 for an hr erstwhile they met astatine Wembley past year, until a Beth Mead hat-trick undid Northern Ireland. 

Manchester City winger Lauren Hemp is apt to beryllium England’s biggest menace whilst with Millie Bright, Leah Williamson and Alex Greenwood to take from, England’s cardinal antiaircraft concern volition beryllium precise strong.

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