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What’s at stake?
Germany travel to Dublin to take on Ireland this evening at Tallaght Stadium. Ireland currently sit in second place in the group, one point ahead of Ukraine. Unlike Ireland, Ukraine face the easier task of playing Montenegro who have failed to pick up a point so far, conceding 26 goals along the way.
Meanwhile, Ireland host group leaders Germany, who have yet to concede a goal. The game finished 3-0 to the Germans the last time the teams met in September.
Therefore the Girls in Green need results to go their way this evening in order to secure a qualification play-off spot for the upcoming 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championships.
In a year of unlikely occurrences – on and off the pitch – the prospect of the Girls in Green shocking Germany doesn't seem so farfetched. Watch the action unfold on @RTE2 and @RTEPlayer from 4.30pm (kick-off 5pm) on Tuesday. #IRLGER pic.twitter.com/Ki39p6sRp7
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) November 30, 2020
All players and members of staff have tested negative for COVID-19 heading into Tuesday’s tie. Manchester City defender Megan Campbell and West Ham United’s Leanne Kirnan will both miss the match. Hayley Nolan, Megan Connolly, Kyra Carusa and Alli Murphy are also unavailable.
Vera Pauw’s team were unbeaten until the defeat to Germany in September, and the Ireland manager will be hoping her side can find that form again as they head into this decisive game against Germany.
Where to watch the match?
Ireland v Germany kicks off at 5pm on Tuesday 1st, with build up to the game starting at 4.30pm on RTE2. Alternatively, you can catch the game on RTE Player and the RTE News app.