Ireland’s crunch Women’s Euro 2021 qualifier today to be played behind closed doors

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By Joel Slattery

Ireland UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 qualifier with Montenegro today will be played behind closed doors, the FAI has announced.

Hayley Nolan, Jamie Finn, Emily Whelan and Stephanie Roche following a Republic of Ireland Women training session at Pod Malim Brdom in Petrovac, Montenegro. Picture: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The clash which takes place in the Pod Malim Brdom stadium in Petrovac will see Ireland looking to top the group – although they still have to play current leaders Germany twice.

In a statement, the FAI said:

“The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that today’s UEFA Women’s European Championship qualifier between Montenegro and Republic of Ireland will be closed to the public.”

The game will still go ahead as scheduled, kicking off at 3pm.

When the sides met in Dublin last September, the Girls in Green came out 2-0 winners

The clash will be televised live on RTÉ 2 with coverage beginning at 2.30pm.

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