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Bosnian FA Look To Postpone Euro 2020 Playoff Against Northern Ireland

The Bosnian FA have reportedly written to UEFA in a bid to postpone their upcoming Euro 2020 playoff against Northern Ireland in  Zenica. The game had been moved behind closed doors earlier this week amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, with Bosnia’s fifth case of the virus being detected in Zenica. According to reports from various media outlets, including The Belfast Telegraph, …

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Stoke City Make Approach For Northern Ireland Manager Michael O’Neill

Northern Ireland have given Michael O’Neill permission to speak to Stoke City about their vacant manager’s position. The Irish Football Association announced on Thursday that the Potters have made an official approach for O’Neill. Stoke are rooted to the bottom of the Championship, with eight points from 15 games and are looking for a new manager after sacking Nathan Jones. …

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Bizarre Own Goal Gifts Northern Ireland Half-Time Lead

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Northern Ireland lead Luxembourg 1-0 at half-time in their international friendly thanks to one of the most bizarre own goals you are likely to see. The two sides clash this evening in Windsor Park with the Belfast crowd expecting a win against the European minnows. Michael O’Neill’s side took in a slender 1-0 lead at the break thanks to a …

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Northern Ireland’s Oliver Norwood Announces International Retirement

Northern Ireland and Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 28. The midfielder was one of the Green and White Army’s key players winning 57 caps for his country but announced today that he would be finishing international football to focus on his club career at Bramall Lane. Norwood came through …

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Northern Ireland Overtake The Republic In FIFA World Rankings


The Republic of Ireland have fallen three places in the latest FIFA world rankings.  Despite a promising start to the Euro 2020 qualifiers which sees Ireland top Group D with 10 points after three wins and a draw from four fixtures, Mick McCarthy’s side have dropped three places to 32nd in the world. Northern Ireland, on the other hand, have …

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Michael O’Connor Confirms He Will Switch Allegiance To Northern Ireland

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Michael O’Connor has announced his intention to switch allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland.  The former Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers striker is currently plying his trade at Linfield represented the Republic of Ireland at under-19 level where he scored in a win over Austria back in 2016. Many are surprised by O’Connor’s intentions given that his former …

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Watch: Lazaro Curling Shot Seals Win Over Northern Ireland


Valentino Lazaro scored an injury-time winner as Austria beat Northern Ireland 2-1 in their Nations League dead rubber in Belfast, while Belarus secured a Euro 2020 play-off spot. Northern Ireland had already been relegated from Group B3, while Austria were guaranteed to finish second. Michael O’Neill’s hosts wasted a number of first-half chances at Windsor Park and were made to …

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Watch: Brian Kerr Slams “Abysmal” Record Under Martin O’Neill

Brian Kerr has heavily criticised the Republic of Ireland’s performances under Martin O’Neill over the past two years, calling the record “abysmal”. Ireland produced another forgettable performance against Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium last night as a number of saves from man-of-the-match, Darren Randolph helped them cling on to a goalless draw. It is the latest in a string of …

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Ireland Player Ratings As Glenn Whelan Bows Out In Drab NI Draw

Ireland and Northern Ireland played out a drab scoreless draw at the Aviva Stadium as Glenn Whelan said farewell to the Boys in Green. O’Neill’s side looked poor and void of ideas and had goalkeeper Darren Randolph to thank for saving them on a couple of occasions as the away side created a number of opportunities. Here are Pundit Arena’s …

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13 Quickfire Conclusions As Ireland Limp To Tense NI Stalemate

Ireland limped to a 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland in what was a truly forgettable draw at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday evening. The away side just edged the first half and dominated the second creating most of the clear-cut chances as Ireland again struggled in front of goal. O’Neill’s men also had Darren Randolph to thank on a number of …

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Watch: God Save The Queen Widely Booed At The Aviva

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Tonight’s international football friendly between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has got off to a rather unsavoury start as the anthem, God Save The Queen, was widely booed by the crowd in the Aviva Stadium.  Of course, fixtures between these sides are always going to carry that extra bit of edge and potential for animosity between both sets …

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O’Neill Reflects On “Fantastic Memories” With Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill looked back on his playing career with Northern Ireland ahead of the clash between the two sides at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday. Martin O’Neill played 64 times for Northern Ireland and captained the side in the 1982 World Cup. “I had, naturally, a great time with the North, we had a very, very fine …

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Five Irish Players Who Deserve A Chance In Northern Ireland Clash

With an Irish derby taking place on Thursday, Martin O’Neill will be considering his options ahead of the grudge match at the Aviva stadium. After a year of negativity and despair, the Derryman named one of his more refreshing squads in recent memory with a number of youngsters included among some more familiar faces. The former Celtic boss will be …

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FAI & IFA Confirm Joint Bid For 2023 European U21 Championship

Ireland and Northern Ireland confirmed today that they would be launching a joint bid to host the 2023 European U21 Championship. The bid is expected to be submitted to UEFA in 2019 with a decision expected in early 2020. Venues are yet to be finalised but Aviva Stadium, the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, the redeveloped Dalymount Park, Ballymena Showgrounds, …

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