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Northern Ireland vs England: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Ali Rampling
England ran out 4-0 winners when they last met Northern Ireland
England ran out 4-0 winners when they last met Northern Ireland / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages
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England face Northern Ireland in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, with the clash providing an exciting teaser for the pair's meeting in the Euro 2022 group stages.

The two home nations will face each other in the final group fixture of Euro 2022 this summer - a match that has already sold out - and another sell out crowd is expected at Windsor Park on Tuesday evening.

Here's everything you need to know about the fixture.


How to watch Norther Ireland vs England on TV/livestream

When is kick off? Tuesday 12 April, 19:55 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Windsor Park
TV channel/livestream? BBC Two (UK). Coverage starts at 19:30.
Highlights? BBC Sport, BBC iPlayer
Referee? Riem Hussein (GER)


Northern Ireland team news

Sam Kelly, Megan Bell and Emily Wilson all returned to the Northern Ireland squad for April's international break, having sat out in February due to injury.

The latter two came off the bench on Friday evening as Northern Ireland's hopes of qualifying for a second successive major tournament suffered a blow with defeat to Austria. Kenny Shiels' side could line up in similar fashion on Tuesday evening, with talisman Simone Magill leading the line.


England team news

Sarina Wiegman confirmed that Leah Williamson will start against Northern Ireland, having sat out the Lionesses' victory over North Macedonia as she was following concussion protocols. The England captain could team up with Keira Walsh once more in the midfield double pivot, which proved so effective during the Arnold Clark Cup. Wiegman added that she would not be making wholesale changes from the side that beat North Macedonia four days earlier.

Chelsea due Niamh Charles and Beth England were also absent for Friday evening's win due to Covid-19, but both have since tested negative and could be in contention to return. Jill Scott will not feature, having withdrawn from the squad.


Northern Ireland vs England predicted lineups

Northern Ireland: Burns; Magee, Nelson, McFadden, Vance, Holloway; Wade, McCarron, Furness, Callaghan; Magill.

England: Roebuck; Bronze, Bright, Carter, Stokes; Williamson, Walsh, Stanway; Mead, Russo, Hemp.


Northern Ireland vs England score prediction

Northern Ireland are continuing to grown in strength following their move to full time training ahead of the Euros.

Shiels' side sat very deep and frustrated England for large period when the two sides met at Wembley in October. The Lionesses saw 78% of the ball, but took over an hour to break down the visitors.

England are gradually beginning to look more ruthless as Wiegman continues to stamp her mark on the side, but Tuesday could be an evening where patience is key once more.

Prediction: Northern Ireland 0-3 England


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