The FAI has confirmed that the Ireland women's national team will finish their Euro 2021 qualifying campaign later this year.

Vera Pauw's side currently sit top of their qualifying group, one point clear of favourites Germany, albeit with one more game played.

Ireland have three more games to play and while the fixtures were postponed as a result of the coronavirus crisis, dates have now been agreed to allow Pauw's side to see out their campaign.

First up for Ireland will be an away trip to face Germany in a top-of-the-table clash on 19 September, before Pauw's side travel to take on Ukraine on 23 October.

Ireland will finish their Group I qualifying campaign with a home clash against the Germans in Dublin on 1 December, in a game which is likely to decide who gets the automatic qualifying place for the finals, which will be played in England.

Either way, a strong second place finish could see Ireland gain automatic qualification, while should they secure that runners-up position, they will be, at least, guaranteed a play-off.

The tournament was originally slated for summer 2021, however, with the postponement of Euro 2020, the women's equivalent has also been pushed back a year and will take place from 6-31 July, 2022.

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