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INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland’s Niall McGinn focused on future success

Niall McGinn took time out of his landmark night with Northern Ireland to focus on future international progress.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Croatia defeat prompts Michael O’Neill to reconsider Northern Ireland schedule

Michael O’Neill witnessed Northern Ireland suffer their first home loss in three years and admitted he may reconsider arranging friendlies after competitive games in the future.

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Croatia's Mario Mandzukic scoring against Northern Ireland

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland’s unbeaten home run ended by Croatia

NORTHERN IRELAND 0 CORATIA 3

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Northern Irelands Kyle Lafferty celebrates scoring against Azerbaijan

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty hopes to make Norwich return

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty has urged his club manager Alex Neil to trust him to reignite Norwich’s Premier League promotion bid.

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Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley (right) celebrates with his team mates after scoring his side's second goal.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Five things we learned from Northern Ireland’s brilliant victory

Northern Ireland thrashed Azerbaijan 4-0 at Windsor Park on Friday night to take control in the race for second place in their World Cup qualifying group.

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Northern Ireland's Chris Brunt salutes the fans at Windsor Park.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Chris Brunt ‘so important’ for Northern Ireland

Chris Brunt’s return to Northern Ireland duty simply couldn’t have gone better.

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Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty celebrates scoring his goal.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Michael O’Neil hails ‘excellent’ Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill knows just how significant his side’s win over Azerbaijan could be.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says it would be difficult for Irish league players to step up to international level.  Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

NORTHERN IRELAND: Irish League call-ups unlikely says O’Neill

Irish League stars, including Roy Carroll, are unlikely to force their way into a Northern Ireland squad anytime soon.

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Chris Brunt on duty for Northern Ireland. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

NORTHERN IRELAND: O’Neill ready to bear the Brunt

Chris Brunt is set to slot straight back into Northern Ireland’s starting line-up.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill  during the game against Germany

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Michael O’Neill admits it is hard not to see Germany qualifying for World Cup finals

Michael O’Neill admitted there is no system in the world that can stop Germany after their 2-0 victory.

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Germany's Toni Kroos with Northern Ireland's Corry Evans

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Northern Ireland player ratings v Germany

NORTHERN IRELAND PLAYER RATINGS v Germany

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Germany's Julian Draxler scores against Northern Ireland

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Germany v Northern Ireland - STORY OF THE MATCH

A pair of goals in four first-half minutes saw Germany coast to a 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Northern Ireland in Hanover.

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Northern Ireland's Steven Davis is dejected after being defeated 2-0 by Germany in Tuesday night's World Cup 2018 Qualifier at the HDI Arena in Hannover

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Northern Ireland can hold their heads high insists skipper Steven Davis

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis believes his side can hold their heads high in spite of going down to a 2-0 defeat to Germany in their World Cup qualifier in Hanover.

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Germany's Julian Draxler celebrates scoring against Northern Ireland

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Northern Ireland have no answer to early Germany goals

GERMANY 2 NORTHERN IRELAND 0

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Michael Hughes
 in action against Germany in 1996

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Germany v Northern Ireland - PAST MEETINGS

Reigning World Cup holders Germany entertain Northern Ireland at the HDI Arena on Tuesday night hoping to maintain their 100 per cent record in the qualifiers for the 2018 tournament.

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WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Germany v Northern Ireland - Talking Points

Northern Ireland are faced with perhaps the hardest game in international football on Tuesday when they meet World Cup holders Germany in Hanover.

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Germany team during Monday's training session at the HDI Arena, Hanover

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: How does Joachim Low keep Germany flying high

World Cup holders Germany have made a perfect start to their 2018 qualifying campaign and will look to maintain that on Tuesday against Northern Ireland.

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Germany's Mats Hummels during Mondays training session at the HDI Arena, Hanover

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Northern Ireland fans can lift their team with a ditty says Germany’s Mats Hummels

Germany may not be scouting out World Cup training bases for Russia just yet, but Joachim Low is already confident they will be there to defend their trophy in two years’ time.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill  during Monday's training session at the HDI Arena, Hannover

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Northern Ireland’s Michael O’Neill knows anything is possible

A Northern Ireland victory in Germany on Tuesday night is conceivable for Michael O’Neill, though the manager’s primary focus is on stifling the world champions’ threat.

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Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans  during training at the Hannover Arena in Hannover

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Jonny Evans knows Northern Ireland have the belief to get something in Germany

Jonny Evans insists Northern Ireland have belief they can attain a positive result tonight against Germany, even if a “perfect” performance may be required in Hanover.

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