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NI defender Jonny Evans faces groin injury scan

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans will have a scan on a groin injury today.

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Kyle Lafferty

NI's Kyle Lafferty on target to sink Tommy Wright's St Johnstone

Kyle Lafferty scored his seventh goal of the Ladbrokes Premiership campaign in front of the watching Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill as Hearts claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win over Tommy Wright's St Johnstone.

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WORLD CUP FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland’s opponents Switzerland in focus

Switzerland stand in the way of Northern Ireland and a place at next summer’s World Cup after the nations were paired together in yesterday’s play-off draw.

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Northern Ireland Manager Michael O'Neill and Switzerland Manager Vladimir Petkovic

WORLD CUP FOOTBALL: Switzerland is a ‘good draw’ insists Michael O’Neill

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill has warned Switzerland they face a mental examination in Belfast next month in the first leg of their World Cup play-off tie.

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Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill

World Cup: Boss O'Neill pleased to miss Italy and Croatia as NI prepare for Switzerland

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has revealed he was pleased to miss out on drawing either Italy or Croatia in the World Cup play-offs.

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Jonny Evans is on a yellow card heading into the first leg of the play-off against Switzerland

World Cup: Northern Ireland to face Switzerland in World Cup play-off

Northern Ireland will take on Switzerland in the play-offs of the 2018 World Cup for a spot in the finals.

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Northern Ireland take on Switzerland in the World Cup play-offs next month

World Cup: Northern Ireland v Switzerland head-to-head record

Northern Ireland were paired with with Switzerland in next month's World Cup play-offs, but what's the head-to-head record between the two nations?

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World Cup play-offs draw

World Cup play-offs | NI v Switzerland draw reaction and the best of social media

The World Cup play-offs draw took place in Zurich today and saw Northern Ireland paired with Switzerland in a crunch two-leg showdown next month.
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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

FOOTBALL: Michael O'Neill wants Northern Ireland players to keep on surprising

Michael O'Neill hopes Northern Ireland's series of surprises continue in the play-offs as the smallest nation in Tuesday's draw wait to find out who stands between them and the World Cup.

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Two wins and a draw in Scotland left Northern Ireland's junior internationals as Umbro Quadrangular International Cup champions. Pic courtesy of the IFA.

INTERNATIONAL: Northern Ireland seal Umbro silverware in Scotland

Northern Ireland’s junior international squad secured trophy success in Scotland at the Umbro Quadrangular International Cup.

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Northern Ireland and West Brom defender Jonny Evans

FOOTBALL: West Brom poised to offer Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans a new deal

West Brom boss Tony Pulis remains relaxed over Jonny Evans’ future as the club plan to offer the skipper a new deal.

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When is the World Cup play-offs draw? What time does it start? How can I watch it?

When is the World Cup play-offs draw? What time does it start? How can I watch it?

Northern Ireland will discover their fate when the draw for the World Cup play-offs takes place on Tuesday (October 17).
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Ally McCoist and Chris Sutton

WATCH: Sutton and McCoist go head-to-head over Scotland and Northern Ireland player comparisons

TV pundits Chris Sutton and Ally McCoist didn't see eye to eye as they assessed the strength of the Scotland squad on BT Sport last night.

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Back in action: Paddy McNair

After 10 months out, NI's Paddy McNair opens up on his Sunderland comeback

Northern Ireland star Paddy McNair admits he was delighted to finally get back on the pitch for Sunderland after 10 months out with injury.

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Paddy McNair, seen here in action for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's Paddy McNair scores in Sunderland comeback

Northern Ireland's Paddy McNair marked his comeback from injury with a goal for Sunderland Under-23s who edged out Hertha Berlin in their first Premier League International Cup game.

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Northern Ireland will discover who the face in the World Cup play-offs when the draw takes place later this month

Irish FA issue important ticket information for home leg of World Cup play-offs

Ahead of next month's World Cup play-offs, the Irish Football Association has today issued some important ticket information for the home leg.
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Jonny Evans was mobbed by his international team-mates when he opened the scoring against Czech Republic

Jonny Evans: Other teams will fear Northern Ireland in World Cup play-offs

Jonny Evans believes European football’s heavyweights have reason to fear drawing Northern Ireland in the play-offs next month.

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Conor McLaughlin 'megs' Germany's Julian Draxler

Twitter reacts to NI defender Conor McLaughlin's double nutmeg against Germany

One of the highlights of Northern Ireland's 3-1 defeat to Germany came courtesy of defender Conor McLaughlin's ridiculous double nutmeg.

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IN PICTURES: The best fans’ photos from Northern Ireland v Germany

We turned the cameras on the stands to capture the supporters at the last night’s World Cup qualifier.

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IN PICTURES: Northern Ireland v Germany

A look back at the best images from Thursday night’s World Cup Group C qualifier at Windsor Park.

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