Ireland Women's U17s near World Cup quarter-final

Ireland Women's U17s near World Cup quarter-final

The Republic of Ireland Women's U-17 side went top of their group after defeating Canada 1-0 last night in the FIFA World Cup.

A stunning strike from Siobhán Killeen in the 75th minute at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Trinidad now leaves the Irish in pole position for a place in the quarter-finals.

Group D of the FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup looks set to go down to the wire as Ghana stunned Brazil by beating them 1-0 at the Larry Gomes Stadium.

As it stands, all four teams in Group D have three points and Ireland now go into their final group game against Ghana on Monday, knowing that a victory will be enough to send them through to the World Cup quarter-finals.

Republic of Ireland team v Canada: Grace Moloney, Ciara O'Brien, Megan Campbell, Jessica Gleeson, Jennifer Byrne, Ciara Grant, Aileen Gilroy, Dora Gorman (C), Denise O'Sullivan, Siobhán Killeen, Stacie Donnelly.

Substitutes: Zoe Boyd, Rianna Jarrett, Tanya Kennedy, Kerry Glynn, Amanda Budden, Claire Shine, Harriet Scott (on for Killeen 89 mins), Rebecca Kearney, Jillian Maloney, Emma Hansberry.

Canada: D'Angelo; Kovacs, Setterlund, Clarke, Achille; McNicoll, Simpson, Campbell, Beaulne; Ghoneim, Cantave.

Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi.

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