Euro 2022

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UEFA target record crowds as Euro 2022 venues and schedule announced

UEFA and the Football Association are set to smash the attendance record for the Women's European Championship when Euro 2022 is held in England next year.

More than 700,000 tickets have been made available and even if only half of those are sold, it will still eclipse the 240,045 who attended the 2017 tournament in the Netherlands.

The FA also hope the final at Wembley...

UEFA EURO 2022, women's football, women's sport

Northern Ireland qualify for first major finals following Euro 2022 play-off victory

Marissa Callaghan and Nadene Caldwell were the scorers in a 2-0 victory against Ukraine which ensured Northern Ireland reached their first-ever major football finals by qualifying for Euro 2022 in England.

The result at Seaview meant an overall 4-1 victory over the Ukrainians to progress through the play-offs. The women's team was only reformed in 2004 and players mostly represent...

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Northern Ireland insist they remain underdogs despite Euro play-off victory

Northern Ireland will take a 2-1 aggregate lead into the second leg of their Euro 2022 play-off against Ukraine but have been warned against complacency.

Goals from Rachel Furness and Simone Magill earned a precious victory in Kovalivka but Furness limped off injured and is a major doubt for the rematch at Seaview.

"We still count ourselves as underdogs and we don't want...

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Euro 2022 qualifiers: Northern Ireland reach play-offs but Scotland and Wales are out

Northern Ireland recovered from conceding an early goal to beat the Faroe Islands 5-1 and secure second place in Group C and with it a play-off for a place at Euro 2022 in England.

Kenny Shiels' side have never qualified for a major tournament and had to win their last four qualifying matches to stand any chance of getting through - a feat they managed to acheive.

The result...

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European Qualifiers round-up: Victory for Northern Ireland but woes for Welsh and Scots

Northern Ireland maintained their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2022 with a 1-0 victory in Belarus despite having their goalkeeper sent off and spending most of the match down to 10 players.

Jacqueline Burns was shown a straight red card for her lunge on Anastaysia Shcherbachenia with 27 minutes on the clock. But Rachael Furness nodded Northern Ireland in front shortly before half-...

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Wales impress despite defeat to Norway in Euro qualifiers

Given Norway's record in qualifying for Euro 2022 going in to their home fixture against Wales (four matches played, four wins, 32 goals scored at an average of eight goals-a-game), the Welsh will head home from Oslo with plenty to proud of in their performance.

They restricted the Norwegians to a 1-0 victory, keeping intact their hopes of finishing second in the group and the...