The Republic of Ireland's 2023 World Cup qualifier against Georgia in Tbilisi has been pushed back to next summer.

Vera Pauw's side were due to face the Georgians on Friday, 17 September but the FAI submitted a request to the Georgian Football Federation and UEFA to change the fixture due to the unavailability of Ireland's several UK-based players.

With Georgia placed on a red list by the UK government due to concerns over Covid-19, Pauw's squad would have been severely hit for the first qualifier in Group A.

The match will now be played in the June 2022 window with an exact date yet to be agreed.

On Thursday, Pauw will name her squad for the friendly against Australia on Tuesday 21 September at Tallaght Stadium.