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Wednesday 12 Dec 2018
Denmark and Ukraine will also be opponents for WU19s next April

The WU19s are set to face hosts Norway, Denmark and Ukraine in a mini elite round tournament (Group 5) next April.

First up will be a game against the Norwegians (venue TBC) on Wednesday 3 April, followed by a match against the Danes on 6 April (venue TBC). Their final game is against Ukraine’s WU19s on 9 April (venue TBC).

Northern Ireland National Women’s Manager Alfie Wylie has admitted it will be a daunting challenge for the WU19s as they attempt to reach the WU19 Euro finals in the summer of 2019.

The WU19s finished second in their initial qualification group behind Germany to progress to the elite round.

Through the elite round only seven countries will qualify to join hosts Scotland in the finals from 16 to 28 July next year.

Meanwhile, the fixtures for the next series of Euros qualifiers for the U19 women’s team have just been published.

The U19s are in Group 5 in the qualifying round for the 2020 finals in Georgia. They will be up against Norway once again as well as Wales and Moldova. 

Northern Ireland will host the mini tournament between 30 September and 8 October next year (venues TBC) – and their first opponents will be Wales on 2 October.

Then Alfie Wylie’s side will face Moldova on Saturday 5 October before completing their group fixtures against Norway on 8 October.


The top two sides in every group plus the four third-placed teams with the best record against the top two in their section will go into the elite round draw on 22 November 2019, with the games in spring 2020. Seven teams will eventually qualify for the finals to join Georgia.