Ireland v Spain: U-17 Women’s UEFA Final
Ah, the World Cup today wends its sluggish, snoring, boring way into the knock-out stages.
While half of Dublin – and plenty of non-Dubs – might be attending today’s Pride march and festivities in the capital, that may not be the case for everyone.
With that in mind, you can cheer on the Irish under-17s team as they take on Spain for the UEFA Championship title in the grounds of the Colovray Stadium in Nyon, Switzerland.
We brought you news on this blog earlier in the week of their game against the previous champions, Germany – and their eventual win (get in!). After that game, Ireland coach, Noel King commented on the effect the win had on the team:
King said, “As soon as the final whistle went in the semi-final, everybody’s mood changed. We spent 24 hours up in the air. It is a marvellous achievement and there’s no point trying to dampen the enthusiasm. However, after that semi-final victory, the whole squad have got straight back to work on the training ground as they are so hungry for this title. Every team that we meet at this level are going to be a different challenge and Spain are no different. They are a strong, technical and skillful outfit which is a feature that runs through a lot of Spanish national teams so I think that it will be a difficult game for us.”
The final is today being broadcast live on RTÉ online (web only, unfortunately). Coverage begins at 12:25pm, and kick-off is at 12:30pm.
CORRECTION: The match will also be televised live on Eurosport 1 (not Eurosport 2, as previously advised).
Update: Our young ladies did us proud with an excellent performance against the Spanish, but lost out on penalties (4-1). Damn you penos! Huge congratulations to the team and their management, thanks for making us proud as punch.
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