NI women upbeat ahead of World Cup qualifying campaign

Northern Ireland captain Marissa Callaghan and manager Alfie Wylie are confident they can compete well in the forthcoming Women's World Cup qualifying campaign.

Northern Ireland begin away to Norway on Friday night, followed by a home fixture against the Republic of Ireland at Mourneview Park on Tuesday.

Norway are top seeds in the group, with Northern Ireland fifth seeds, but Wylie is targeting a third place finish in the qualifiers.