Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has shown his support for the Irish senior women's soccer team who will make their World Cup debut later this morning.
The Girls in Green's opening game against tournament co-hosts Australia kicks off at the Accor Stadium in Sydney at 11 am.
An overwhelming demand for tickets meant the opening match had to be shifted to the tournament’s biggest stadium, where it’s set to be played in front of an expected record crowd of 82,500 people.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed his support for the team ahead of today's kick-off.
"It's such a wonderful thing to have our women's team qualify for the World Cup," he said.
"The entire country is going to be behind you, and supporting you all the way. Best of luck, and give it socks."
In early July, up to €500,000 has been committed by the Government for the development of women's and girls' football in Ireland.