England on course to qualify for 2023 World Cup

England travel to Northern Ireland for the 8th round of the 2023 World Cup qualifiers. After their big win against Northern Macedonia (10-0) last week in Skopje, Sarina Wiegman's players are at the top of the group D and have a perfect record with 7 wins in as many games. The Lionesses have scored 63 goals without conceding a single one. As for the Northern Irish, they are third in the group with 13 points.

If England win against Northern Ireland and Austria fail to beat Latvia, the Lionesses' qualification for the 2023 World Cup would be assured with two games left to play. For Northern Ireland, a win would keep their hopes of a play-off place alive. Kenny Shiels' side are currently three points behind the Austrians.
England beat Northern Ireland 4-0 in front of 23,000 fans at Wembley in October, with a second-half hat-trick from Arsenal striker Beth Mead and a 72nd-minute goal from Chelsea's Beth England.
Leah Williamson was the only confirmed change to England's starting line-up. The captain missed the 10-0 win over Northern Macedonia as a result of a concussion precautionary protocol.
The match will also serve as a rehearsal before the two sides meet in the third round of the Euro group stage.

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