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Northern Ireland vs England live: How to watch World Cup qualifiers online and on TV

A record crowd for a Northern Ireland women’s football international is expected in a sold-out Windsor Park as the hosts take on England in Belfast.

Kenny Shiels’ side suffered a major setback in their World Cup qualification hopes with a loss to Austria on Friday, and know a victory over England could be their only hope of progress.

The visitors are yet to concede a perfect qualifying campaign but were frustrated by Northern Ireland when the two sides met at Wembley last year.

The two will also meet at the European Championship this summer after being drawn in Group A.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the World Cup qualifier.

When and where?

England v Northern Ireland at Windsor Park in Belfast is scheduled to kick off at 7.55pm BST on Tuesday 12 April.

How can I watch?

UK viewers can watch the game live on BBC Two, with coverage starting at 7.30pm BST. The game will also be available via the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer.

Team News

Ashley Hutton was the most prominent absentee from the Northern Ireland squad for both qualifying matches as the defender continues to regain her full fitness. Kenny Shiels could once again settle in with a strong five-man line-up that worked so well in the first half against England at Wembley in October.

Newly installed as captain until Euro 2022, Leah Williamson was forced to miss the 10-0 win over North Macedonia while going through concussion protocols. She will return to the Sarina Wiegman defence, with Alex Greenwood and Lotte Wubben-Moy back at their clubs after leaving the England side through injury.

Planned compositions

Northern Ireland XI: Burns; McKenna, Nelson, McFadden, Burrows, Vance; Andrews, McCarron, Furness, Wade; Callaghan

England XI: Ears ; Bronze, Brilliant, Williamson, Stokes; Stanway, Walsh, Toone; Mead, white, hemp.

Odds

Northern Ireland win 18/1

Draw 12/1

England win 1/50

Prediction

Northern Ireland will be hoping to keep their visitors at bay as they did in October, but England’s superior physical form has finally shown itself at Wembley, and may well do the same in Belfast. Northern Ireland 1-6 England

Northern Ireland vs England live: How to watch World Cup qualifiers online and on TV

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