NI women draw in World Cup qualifier

Faroe Islands 0-0 Northern Ireland
Published Thursday, 10 April 2014
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The Northern Ireland Women's team have drawn 0-0 with the Faroe Islands in their 2015 World Cup Qualifier.

NI women draw in World Cup qualifier
The NI Women's side will face the Faroe Islands at Tórsvøllur Stadium, Torshavn. (© Getty)

Despite having the majority of the chances, Northern Ireland failed to break the deadlock in Thursday night's game at the Tórsvøllur Stadium in Torshavn.

The result leaves them bottom of group four along with the Faroes and Bosnia and Herzegovina, all on two points.

Northern Ireland were coming off the back of a 4-0 defeat in their last qualifier at Shamrock Park in Portadown on Saturday at the hands of Sweden.

Off the pitch, efforts are underway by the Irish Football Association to build on the growing popularity of women's football.

The association has launched a 10-year plan focusing on everything from participation at junior level, right through to the national side.

"We're moving in the right direction," IFA President Jim Shaw said.

But we've got to Base Camp One, and now we a clear plan to get to the top of Everest."

IFA Women's Domestic Manager, Sara Booth, also acknowledges that there is more work to be done.

"We need more players first of all. We need to increase participation rates," she said.

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