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You can watch Ireland's World Cup qualifier live on Facebook tomorrow night

Kick-off against the Netherlands is 7pm Irish time.

Ireland's Denise O'Sullivan.
Ireland's Denise O'Sullivan.
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

TWO WINS FROM two in their 2019 World Cup qualifiers, but the Ireland WNT face their toughest test to date as they face the Netherlands tomorrow night.

It had been previously announced that the clash in the De Goffert Stadion, Nijmegen [kick-off 7pm Irish time (8pm local time)] would be broadcast live on eirSport 1, but it’s now set to be streamed on Facebook.

eirSport announced earlier that it will be available live on their Facebook page, with coverage kicking off at 7pm across Ireland.

Wins over Northern Ireland and Slovakia will have the Colin Bell’s side in good spirits ahead of the clash but a far from easy task lies ahead.

It’s been confirmed that Ruesha Littlejohn and Claire O’Riordan have both pulled out of the squad, with Shelbourne’s Niamh Prior and UCD Waves’ Dearbhaile Beirne in as their replacements.

Experienced players Megan Campbell, Aine O’Gorman and Stephanie Roche also miss the sold out Group 3 tie through injury.

The Dutch are also unbeaten heading into the fixture, after beating Slovakia 5-0 on Friday and edging past top seeds Norway on a scoreline of 1-0.

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