Republic of Ireland v Norway LIVE score updates from the Women's World Cup qualifier
The Republic of Ireland Women's team face Norway in a crucial World Cup qualifier this evening.
The sides clash at Tallaght Stadium and will meet again on Norwegian soil on Tuesday.
Colin Bell's side can still qualify for next year's tournament, but need positive results against Norway.
The Girls in Green have won three of their five games to date, drawing and losing to Group leaders the Netherlands in the other two matches.
Meanwhile, Norway have just played four games, three of which they won and the other they lost 1-0 to Holland.
We'll bring you all the build-up and action from the match, which gets underway at 5.30pm, LIVE right here.
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Ireland 0 - 1 Norway
Lisa-Marie Utland has put Norway in front in Tallaght.
Ireland 0 - 0 Norway
Ingrid Syrstad Engen has just missed the best chance of the game so far, her shot flies over the bar
Ireland 0 - 0 Norway
Itâs been a quick first fifteen minutes in this tie.
Ireland looking to press the Norwegians high, though the visitors have just had two promising attacks of their own.
Underway in Tallaght and Ireland go on the offensive straight away.
Team news as we prepare to get underway in Tallaght
Diane Caldwell says Ireland can have no excuses
Diane Caldwell says the Republic of Ireland will have no excuses if they fail to qualify for next yearâs World Cup in France.
The defender a nd her colleagues threatened strike action last year to secure basic rights such as a match fee and tracksuits.
With the friendly against Slovakia under threat, the FAI acceded to their requests and the team began their campaign with 10 points from their opening four matches.
Holland ended their unbeaten record last time out at Tallaght Stadium by winning 2-0 and the European champions are expected to top Group Three.
That leaves Ireland battling with Norway for the runner-up spot and a possible play-off route to next yearâs tournament in France.
âIt all comes down to us now,â said Caldwell based in Germany with SC Sand.
âThe changes we wanted in the set-up were well-documented. We were fighting for bare minimal essential things required for a national team and everything is in place now where we can achieve something.
âThose excuses are now eradicated, everything is sorted off the pitch and itâs a matter of getting the results to reac h France.âSource: Google News Norway | Netizen 24 Norway