Dates, venues and kick-off times for Northern Ireland’s UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 play-off have been revealed.
Kenny Shiels’ squad were paired with Ukraine in last week’s draw and the sides will battle it out over two legs next month for a place at the 2022 finals in England.
It’s an away test first with the girls in green and white travelling to Kiev and on to Kolos - Kovalivka to play the first game on Friday 9 April (17:00 GMT kick-off). Then it’s back to Belfast to prepare for the home leg at Seaview on Tuesday 13 April (19:45 GMT kick-off).
Last year 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.
April opponents Ukraine were ranked 24th in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA World Ranking, while Northern Ireland were placed 49th. They last faced each other a year ago at the Pinatar Cup in Spain when a youthful Northern Ireland were on the wrong end of a 4-0 scoreline.
UEFA Women’s Euro play-off
Ukraine v Northern Ireland, 9 April (17:00 GMT, Kolos - Kovalivka)
Northern Ireland v Ukraine, 13 April (19:45 GMT, Seaview)