Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has announced his Ireland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

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Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany celebrates scoring her team’s second goal against Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

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Fans watching the FA Women’s Super League match between Spurs and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 17th, 2019 in London. Photograph: Kate McShane/Getty Images

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Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta: “ It is a surprise to be made favourites when there is a team out there that has won the competition three times in a row.” Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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A man pays tribute to Darren Rodgers, a Northern Ireland soccer fan who died accidentally in Nice, France. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

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Barcelona’s Neymar celebrates a goal against Bate Borisov at Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

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