Northern Ireland’s senior women’s team will play Czechia (Czech Republic) in an international friendly next month, it was confirmed today.
It will be the second of two friendlies in July which will act as warm-up games ahead of the team’s first UEFA Women’s Nations League campaign this autumn.
The game against the Czechs is due to be played on Tuesday 18 July at Stadion v Mestskych sadech (Stadium Municipal Gardens) in Opava, with a 19:30 CET kick-off.
Opava is a city in the Moravian-Silesian region in the east of Czechia close to the border with Poland and 30kms from the larger city of Ostrava.
Before then Northern Ireland will take on Scotland away in an international challenge match on Friday 14 July. The venue for the match is the Kilmac Stadium (Dens Park) in Dundee, with a 7.35pm kick-off.
Gail Redmond, Northern Ireland WU19s and WU17s manager, will act as interim manager of the Northern Ireland senior women’s team for next month’s two challenge matches.
The opening two games for Northern Ireland in the inaugural UEFA Women’s Nations League (League B Group 1) will be played in September.
First up is a match against Republic of Ireland in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Saturday 23 September (1pm) followed by an encounter with Albania in Belfast on Tuesday 26 September (venue TBC). Hungary are the other team in B1.