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Republic of Ireland drawn in Group B for World Cup

Republic of Ireland drawn in Group B for World Cup
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Vera Pauw's Republic of Ireland have discovered who theyโ€™ll face at next yearโ€™s World Cup.ย 

The girls in green have been drawnย in Group B and will face joint-hosts Australia on the opening day of the tournament in Sydney.ย 

Olympic medallists Canada and Nigeria complete the group.ย 

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The highly-anticipated tournament will be played in Australia and New Zealand across July and August 2023.ย 

Ireland have a win over Australia to their name already, having won 3-2 in a friendly in Dublin just over a year ago.

The Canadians are ranked seventh in the world and saw-off Sweden at the Tokyo Games in 2021 to win gold.

Ireland and Nigeria have never locked horns before, but the African side is considered one of the tougher opposition from pot four.

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GROUP B FIXTURES

Republic of Ireland v Australia, Sydney, Thursday 20 July

Republic of Ireland v Canada, Perth, Wednesday 26 July

Republic of Ireland v Nigeria, Brisbane, Monday 31 July

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