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Wednesday 07 Apr 2021
BBC Sport NI to show Northern Ireland’s UEFA Women’s Euro play-off

Northern Ireland’s UEFA Women’s EURO play-off matches to be broadcast by BBC Sport NI

BBC NI will broadcast both games of Northern Ireland’s UEFA Women’s EURO play-off against Ukraine as Kenny Shiels’ side aim to make history and qualify for a major tournament for the first time. 

The first game, at Kolos Stadium, Kovalivka, kicks off at 5pm on Friday 9 April and will be shown live on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport NI website and via the Red Button. 

Four days later, on Tuesday 13 April, Northern Ireland will face Ukraine again in the return leg at Seaview, Belfast. Coverage starts at 7:30pm with the match live on BBC Two NI, BBC iPlayer and via the Red Button. 

It will be the first time that a Northern Ireland women’s football international has been shown live on BBC NI television.

Thomas Kane and former Northern Ireland international, Gail Redmond, will commentate on both matches. Stephen Watson will present the live TV game from Seaview with ex-Northern Ireland defender, Stephen Craigan, with former Scotland international manager, Shelley Kerr, providing analysis.  

BBC Sport NI presenter, Nicola McCarthy, who also represented Northern Ireland at football, will report on the second leg of the play-off from pitch-side.

Northern Ireland finished as runners-up in Qualifying Group C behind Norway to reach a play-off for a major tournament for the first time in their history. 

The winner of the play-off will secure a place at the UEFA EURO 2022 finals in England.