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"We Know What We Have To Do" Says Pauw Ahead Of Crunch Qualifier

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

11:00 6 Sep 2022

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"We Know What We Have To Do."

That's the message from Vera Pauw ahead of Ireland's final World Cup Qualifier against Slovakia this evening.

A win in Senec will guarantee them a seeded position for the World Cup play offs.

The play off spot is already secure.

Megan Connolly, Ruesha Littlejohn and Jamie Finn will all miss the match.

Kick off is at 5pm Irish time.

"Extremely Difficult"

Manager Vera Pauw says this will be an "extremely difficult game."

She says that's because "Slovakia are a very good team. They have drawn against Finland and their other games were very close."

"And we also remember that we couldn't get the win against them either, earlier in the campaign in Tallaght Stadium."

The Manager continues: "Qualification is still in our own hands and that is fantastic. We know what we have to do and we will have every box ticked with our preparation."

"The players and staff have worked incredibly hard to reach this point, something that we all dreamed about when the draw was originally made, and we will be ready."

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