Northern Ireland women end Marbella camp with friendly loss to Romania | Soccer News

The Northern Ireland Women suffered a 1-0 loss to Romania in their friendly in Marbella.

Carmen Marcu scored the game’s only goal in the 63rd minute when she volleyed in from close range from a corner kick.

Northern Ireland had the best of chances in a scoreless first half and came awfully close to breaking the deadlock in the 15th minute when a curling free kick from Kirsty McGuinness hit the crossbar.

Nadene Caldwell also flew narrowly wide shortly after and Lauren Wade’s shot was deflected off the bar shortly after Romania took the lead but Kenny Shiels’ side failed to equalize.

The training camp in Spain is being used to prepare for Euro 2022 in July, when Northern Ireland will make their debut in a major tournament.

After beating the Faroe Islands 3-1 last week, Northern Ireland drew 2-2 with Switzerland on Sunday.

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