Women's Sports: Northern Ireland will face Scotland in the Pinatar Cup

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The Pinatar Cup will be held in March with Northern Ireland competing against Scotland, Ukraine and Iceland.

Despite Kenny Shiels' side being the lowest-ranked team in the competition - it is crucial to their Euro 2021 qualifying games. Northern Ireland will play against Belarus and the Faroe Islands for their remaining qualifiers with both games commencing in June.

Currently the side is fourth in Group C with only two points however a play-off spot could still be in reach if they win all four of their matches and group leaders Norway defeat Wales twice who is in second place as it stands.

Northern Ireland will begin their campaign in the Pinatar Cup on the 4th of March against Iceland.

The Irish squad will face their final game of the competition against Scotland on the 10th of March. Scotland currently sits 22nd in the Women's World Rankings compared to Northern Ireland who is 34 places behind, it will be an interesting penultimate game in the cup.

The Pinatar Cup games are as follows:

Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Ukraine v Scotland, Kick-off 6 pm (UK time)

Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Northern Ireland v Iceland, Kick-off 2 pm (UK time)

Saturday, 7 March 2020
Scotland v Iceland, Kick-off 2 pm (UK time)

Saturday, 7 March 2020
Ukraine v Northern Ireland, Kick-off 6 pm (UK time)

Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Northern Ireland v Scotland, Kick-off 2 pm (UK time)

Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Iceland v Ukraine, Kick-off 6 pm (UK time)

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