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Thursday 14 Sep 2017
Northern Ireland Women face Norway on Friday

The message from the Senior Women is that they are ready to begin their World Cup qualifying campaign against Norway.

Northern Ireland couldn't have asked for a trickier start as they face the top seeds in the group, Norway, away from home at the Fredrikstad Stadium. 

However, midfielder Caragh Milligan shared how the camp is feeling ahead of their opening qualifier, she said: "At the start of every campaign, everyone is full of enthusiasm, everybody is ready to go, training is very competitive and it's a good environment to be in because of that.

"Everybody is just excited to get started and full of anticipation and were glad to be back together as a squad as we are a tight knit group."

The Senior Women finished 4th in their Euro qualifying campaign with memorable moments and it's these moments they want to recreate says defender Jessica Foy: "I think we took a lot of momentum from the last Euro campaign and we had a great start to the year beating Portugal, we carried that forward and everyone is confident. We hope we can keep that momentum going."

Join us on the Northern Ireland twitter page for live updates of their opening qualifier against Norway which kicks off at 4:55pm.

The Senior Women will return from Norway to face the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday at Mourneview Park so do come and support the girls! Kick off is 7:30pm.

To hear more from the Northern Ireland duo, watch the video above.