The Republic of Ireland will face Sweden, Finland, Slovakia and Georgia in the World Cup 2023 qualifiers after this afternoon's draw in Nyon.

Vera Pauw's charges are in Group A, one of only three groups of five, with the campaign set to begin later this year. The finals tournament will take place between Australia and New Zealand.

The winners of each group automatically qualify for the tournament, with all runners-up entering play-offs to decide two more places, and a final place will be determined in the play-off tournament in Australia and New Zealand before the main tournament.

Northern Ireland, who are Euro 2022 bound next year, are in with England, Austria, North Macedonia, Latvia and Luxembourg.

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The Republic have never reached a major tournament, with their most recent qualifying campaign seeing them finish third behind Germany and Ukraine in qualification for the European Championships.

Pauw decided earlier this year to accept at two-year contract extension from the FAI, saying at the time that, "I believe that we have a special group of players with a desire to become the first Ireland women's senior team to qualify for a major tournament and I’m looking forward to being part of that."

Scotland, who qualified for the last World Cup in 2019 in France, were drawn in a group with Spain, Ukraine, Hungary and the Faroe Islands in the Women's World Cup 2023 European Qualifying draw.

Wales, who have not yet qualified for any major tournament, will play France, Slovenia, Greece, Kazakhstan and Estonia in their bid to reach the tournament in Australia and New Zealand and are ranked second in the group.

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