Eire ladies have certified for the 2022 World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Wales in Pisa.
Anna O’Flanagan scored each objectives for Sean Dancer’s facet in what was their remaining alternative to qualify for a match that can be collectively hosted by Spain and the Netherlands.
Isabelle Howell had equalised O’Flanagan’s first-half opener however she scored once more after the break to win the sport.
Eire beat Belarus within the semi-final.
Within the males’s World Cup qualifier match in Cardiff, in the meantime, Eire misplaced in a shoot-out to Austria after their World Cup hopes had been ended by a shootout defeat by Wales on Sunday.
O’Flanagan’s double took her spectacular worldwide goalscoring tally to 86 to ensure Eire can be in subsequent yr’s World Cup after they gained a shock silver medal on the 2018 match.
Eire made a robust begin towards Wales and took the lead within the eighth minute by O’Flanagan, who completed after good work from Elana Tice and Sarah Torrans.
It was the primary objective Wales had conceded within the match however they hit again within the remaining seconds of the primary quarter when a intelligent transfer from a penalty nook led to Howell deflecting in.
O’Flanagan’s winner arrived within the forty ninth minute when she smashed residence on the volley after being arrange by Zara Malseed.
Dancer’s facet had made it by to the ultimate of the qualifier match by beating Belarus 3-2 in Saturday’s semi-final, after easing previous France of their opening recreation.
The match in Pisa was Eire’s final alternative to assert a spot within the World Cup, having failed to complete within the prime 5 of the summer season’s European Championships.