The Republic of Ireland, Women’s National Team, will play France in Tallaght Stadium on Thursday, July 6, before departing for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Vera Pauw’s team will host a team ranked fifth in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings and who reached the semi-finals of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.
In addition to the game, a first-ever WNT Season Ticket package will include the UEFA Women’s Nations League fixtures later this year.
Vera Pauw, WNT manager, said: “I’m delighted that we’ll be able to play in front of our fans at Tallaght Stadium before going to Australia.”
I want to thank everyone at the FAI who helped organize this game. For us to be prepared for the World Cup, it is important to test ourselves against a high-quality opponent. We expect a challenging match against France, one of the world’s best teams.
We are excited to be returning to Tallaght Stadium – where so many wonderful memories have been made – as we continue our preparations for the World Cup.
We are also delighted to have a season ticket package for our home games in 2023. This is an important part of the development of women’s and girls’ football in Ireland, and we are looking forward to playing in front of our fans.”
“We are delighted to confirm this home game for the Ireland Women’s National Team against a team who are among the best in women’s football at the moment,” said FAI CEO Jonathan Hill.
Due to scheduled pitch redevelopment work, it was not possible to host this game at Aviva Stadium. Tallaght Stadium will now be the perfect place to send the Ireland team off to the World Cup.”
Tickets and match details will be announced in due course.