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Get to know: Group A


Girls on the Ball

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland qualified for their first finals after beating Ukraine 4-1 on aggregate in a play-off. They had finished as runners-up to Norway in Group C who they will play again in the finals group stage. They are the lowest ranked team in the Euro’s, and all the players turned professional at the start of the year for the build up to the tournament.

FIFA Ranking – 47th

Manager – Kenny Shiels


1. Jacqueline Burns (BK Hacken)

2. Rebecca McKenna (Lewes)

3. Demi Vance (Rangers)

4. Sarah McFadden (Durham)

5. Julia Nelson (Crusaders Strikers)

6. Ashley Hutton (Linfield)

7. Chloe McCarron (Glentoran)

8. Marissa Callaghan (Cliftonville)

9. Simone Magill (unattached)

10. Rachel Furness (Liverpool)

11. Kirsty McGuinness (Cliftonville)

12. Becky Flaherty (Brighouse Town)

13. Kelsie Burrows (Cliftonville)

14. Lauren Wade (Glentoran)

15. Rebecca Holloway (Racing Louisville)

16. Nadene Caldwell (Glentoran)

17. Laura Rafferty (Southampton)

18. Louise McDaniel (Cliftonville)

19. Emily Wilson (Crusaders Strikers)

20. Joely Andrews (Glentoran)

21. Caitlin McGuinness (Cliftonville)

22. Abbie Magee (Cliftonville)

23. Shannon Turner (Wolverhampton Wanderers)


Norway qualified as a group winner with 6 wins from 6 (2 games were cancelled). This will be their 12th appearance in the finals. They won it in 1987 and 1993 and have finished runners-up on another four occasions. Ada Hegerberg is the all-time top scorer in the UEFA Women’s Champions League is included in the squad after recently returning to play for her country after a five year absence.

FIFA Ranking – 11th

Manager – Martin Sjogren


1. Guro Petterson (Valerenga)

2. Anja Sonstevold (Inter Milan)

3. Maria Thorisdottir (Manchester United)

4. Tuva Hansen (SK Brann)

5. Guro Bergsvand (SK Brann)

6. Maren Mjelde (Chelsea)

7. Ingrid Syrasted Engen (Barcelona)

8. Vilde Boa Rise (Manchester United)

9. Karina Saevik (Avaldsnes)

10. Caroline Graham Hansen (Barcelona)

11. Guro Reiten (Chelsea)

12. Sunniva Skoglund (Stabaek)

13. Celin Bizet Ildhusoy (Paris Saint-Germain)

14. Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)

15. Amalie Eikeland (Reading)

16. Lisa Fjeldstad Naalsund (SK Brann)

17. Julie Blakstad (Manchester City)

18. Frida Maanum (Arsenal)

19. Elisabeth Terland (SK Brann)

20. Synne Skinnes Hansen (Rosenborg)

21. Anna Josendal (Rosenborg)

22. Sophie Roman Haug (Roma)

23. Aurora Mikalsen (SK Brann)


Austria will be taking part in their second finals. In 2017 they lost on penalties to Denmark in the semi-finals. They qualified as one of the three best group runners-up having finished behind France in Group G.

FIFA Ranking – 21st

Manager – Irene Fuhrmann


1. Manuela Zinsberger (Arsenal)

2. Marina Georgieva (SC Sand)

3. Katharina Naschenweng (1899 Hoffenheim)

4. Celina Degen (1. FC Koln)

5. Maria Plattner (Turbine Potsdam)

6. Katharina Schiechtl (Werder Bremen)

7. Carina Wenninger (Roma)

8. Barbara Dunst (Eintracht Frankfurt)

9. Sarah Zadrazil (Bayern Munich)

10. Laura Feiersinger (Eintracht Frankfurt)

11. Viktoria Schnaderbeck (unattached)

12. Laura Wienroither (Arsenal)

13. Lisa Kolb (SC Freiburg)

14. Marie-Therese Hobinger (FC Zurich)

15. Nicole Billa (1899 Hoffenheim)

16. Jasmin Eder (St. Polten)

17. Sarah Puntigam (1. FC Koln)

18. Julia Hickelsberger-Fuller (1899 Hoffenheim)

19. Verena Hanshaw (Eintracht Frankfurt)

20. Lisa Makas (Austria Wien)

21. Isabella Kresche (St. Polten)

22. Stefanie Enzinger (St. Polten)

23. Jasmin Pal (1. FC Koln)

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