Republic of Ireland v Wales, La Manga stadium, Spain, 2.30pm – live on FAITV (YouTube)
The starting XI named by Vera Pauw for Tuesday’s Pinatar Cup third-place play-off will be more informative than usual as it reveals whether the teenagers – Ellen Molloy, Jess Ziu or Abbie Larkin – have done enough to alter the selection status quo.
“Tuesday we go for the win,” said Pauw after Saturday’s 1-nil defeat to Russia, “and we go for the best team with the best balance. It will be a team that we would line up for a qualifier.”
The next World Cup qualifier, against Sweden in Gothenburg on April 12th, effectively doubles up as the Group A decider, so it will be fascinating to see if Pauw rewards Molloy’s nimble footwork and Megan Walsh’s shot-stopping with another opportunity.