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Friday 27 Nov 2020
Matchday e-programme provides manager’s thoughts ahead of crunch game

The Irish Football Association’s digital matchday programme for tonight’s Women’s Euro 2022 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Belarus is now live.

The e-programme features Northern Ireland senior women’s team manager Kenny Shiels’ thoughts ahead of the crunch game at Seaview.

It also contains the squad line-ups for both Northern Ireland and Belarus – plus a welcome to the match from Irish FA President David Martin.

And there’s a page featuring 11 virtual mascots who have been nominated by the Green and White Army.

In his programme notes the manager points out: “Our game against Belarus in Minsk last month was a tough encounter and I have no doubt we are facing another stiff test at Seaview.

“Both teams have all to play for. If we succeed then we know we are one game away from a play-off for a place at Women’s Euro 2022, and that game is on Tuesday at home to the Faroe Islands.

“If Belarus win then they could automatically qualify for a place at the finals if they defeat Wales next week and then beat Norway in a rearranged fixture.”

Tonight’s game (7.00 start) is being played behind closed doors due to Covid restrictions, however it is being streamed live on the BBC Sport website and iPlayer.

View digital programme here:

Northern Ireland v Belarus Digital Programme