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26th Jul 2023

Ireland vs Canada: Team news, TV details and everything you need to know about Women’s World Cup clash

Patrick McCarry

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The Girls in Green take on the Olympic champions next in their World Cup campaign.

The Republic of Ireland take on Canada in the Fifa Women’s World Cup on Wednesday afternoon (1pm Irish time).

Vera Pauw’s team, in their second appearance at the finals, take on the Canadians in Perth. You can follow the match live in our hub below, where we will have updates about team news, big talking points and player ratings.

Click on the key point you want to read about, or just keep scrolling to see updates in our live hub.

All you need to know on the Ireland Canada game

Ireland are the underdogs in the Group B match against the Canadians. The Canucks are ranked 7th in the world and are the reigning champions.

Canada have 40-year-old Christine Sinclair in their ranks. The Portland Thorns forward has scored a staggering 190 goals in an equally staggering 323 international games.

Pauw’s side, however, will be no pushovers. In their qualification campaign, Ireland conceded just four goals and they were unfortunate to lose their opener to the Aussies, 1-0.

Ireland Canada

Where will the Ireland Canada match be played?

The game will be played at nib Stadium in Perth, with the ground having a capacity of just over 20,000 for sporting events.

There are no major injury concerns for Ireland. Denise O’Sullivan came through the Australia game in good nick and the Irish management say Louise Quinn should be fine to start even though she flew to Perth wearing a protective boot.

There is a possibility that the only change to the starting XI could be Abbie Larkin coming in for Kyra Carusa.

Ireland Canada(Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Ireland vs Canada: How can I watch and stream the match?

In Ireland, RTÉ will have live coverage of the Fifa Women’s World Cup, with all 64 games due to be shown by the broadcaster.

The match kicks off at 1pm on Wednesday afternoon, with coverage beginning at 12:30pm on RTÉ 2. The same channel will also show highlights of the game at 8pm, on Wednesday evening.

You will also be able to stream the game live on the RTÉ Player.

In the UK, ITV 1 will have coverage of the game.

You can watch our preview of the Fifa Women’s World Cup, Ireland Canada and more, with Stephanie Zambra and Alan Cawley below.

And you can check out our interview with the Irish women’s team record goal scorer Olivia O’Toole here.

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