Wales to face Northern Ireland as they discover fate in Women’s Euro 2021 draw

Wales will face fellow home nations side Northern Ireland after discovering their fate ahead of the upcoming Women’s Euro 2021 qualifying campaign.

Jayne Ludlow’s side will also face Belarus, Faroe Islands and Norway as they go in search of reaching the finals in two years time.

Top seeds in group C Norway are currently ranked 13th in the FIFA Women’s World rankings, and finished ahead of Euro 2017 winners Holland in their World Cup qualifying group.

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Wales get their campaign under way against the Faroe Islands in August later this year, before concluding against Norway in September 2020.

They will continue their preparations when they travel to Marbella to take on the Republic of Ireland in a double-header later this month.

After marginally missing out on a place at this summer’s World Cup, Wales will be looking to build on the positives from the previous campaign.

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Euro 2021 will take place in England across eight cities, with the final being hosted at Wembley.

The leaders in each group and the three best runners-up will advance to the finals automatically. While the six other runners-up will go head-to-head in the play-offs to seal a place in the finals.

Wales’ group fixtures in full:

Faroes Islands (Away) – 29/8/2019
Northern Ireland (Home) – 3/9/2019
Belarus (Away) – 8/10/2019
Northern Ireland (Home) – 21/11/2019
Faroe Islands (Home) – 10/4/2020
Norway (Home) – 14/4/2020
Belarus (Home) – 9/6/2020
Norway (Away) – 22/9/2020

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