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NORTHERN IRELAND: McCullough back for Rovers’ promotion party after injury recovery

Luke McCullough may not qualify for a winner’s medal if Doncaster Rovers seal League Two title glory - but a return to the pitch has provided the Northern Ireland international with a significant personal reward.

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Northern Irelands Gareth McAuley challenges for the ball with Norways Gustav Valsvik

Gareth McAuley reveals he had no feeling in his foot during Northern Ireland game against Norway

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley has revealed how fearful he was when he lost feeling in his foot just two days after Seamus Coleman’s sickening leg break.

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Mon of the Match Steve Davis wraps his arms around Jamie Ward, who struck on two minutes to make it 1-0. 
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OPINION: With our Captain Fantastic, anything is possible for Northern Ireland

As Portugal showed in France last summer, it doesn’t take a great deal of quality to succeed in international football.

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Northern Ireland captain Steve Davis proved commanding in the 2-0 defeat of Norway. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Captain Davis’ delight at “massive” win for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has highlighted the importance of a 2-0 victory over Norway that left the side clear in second spot of the World Cup qualifying standings.

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Conor Washington slots home Northern Ireland's second goal against Norway. Pic by Pacemaker.Conor Washington slots home Northern Ireland's second goal against Norway. Pic by Pacemaker.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Ward and Washington grab goals in Northern Ireland victory

Northern Ireland moved on to a double-figure tally of World Cup qualifying points with an assured home success as first-half goals by Jamie Ward and Conor Washington secured a 2-0 defeat of Norway.

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Northern Ireland train at the National Stadium at Windsor Park

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Northern Ireland v Norway - talking points

Northern Ireland host Norway in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday hoping to take another significant step on the road to Russia.

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Northern Ireland's  Craig Cathcart  during squad training ahead of Sundays World Cup qualifier against Norway

WORDLD CUP QUALIFIER: Craig Cathcart returns for Northern Ireland following injury frustration

Craig Cathcart should return to Northern Ireland’s team on Sunday for the first time since Euro 2016 having finally overcome a groin problem that stumped a series of European specialists.

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Fulham's Stefan Johansen (centre)

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Focus on Northern Ireland’s opponents Norway

Norway’s World Cup qualification hopes already look bleak ahead of their visit to Northern Ireland this weekend.

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Northern Ireland train at the National Stadium at Windsor Park

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Northern Ireland can chase World Cup ticket with win over Norway insists Michael O’Neill

Northern Ireland’s players will begin to set their sights on World Cup qualification should they defeat Norway on Sunday, according to manager Michael O’Neill.

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Norway Manager Lars Lagerback speaks to the media ahead of Sundays World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Lars Lagerback looking forward to his debut with Norway in Belfast

England’s nemesis Lars Lagerback never expected to be considered for the Three Lions job last year as he instead tries to bring footballing pride back to the country considered the happiest in the world.

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Chris Brunt talks to the press at Northern Ireland's training base at Carton House.   Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Brunt is looking on the bright side of missed tournament

Whether or not Chris Brunt is much of a Monty Python fan, he’s doing a good job of looking on the bright side of life.

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Conor Washington is making himself at home in Northern Ireland colours and at the team's training base at Carton House.   Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

GAWA are second to none for Washington

Born and raised in Kent, playing international football in green probably didn’t feature much on the mind of Conor Washington.

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Conor Washington is enjoying life as an international footballer.   Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Conor’s back on form thanks to QPR boss

Should Northern Ireland board the plane to Russia next year, it could transpire that Ian Holloway played a significant role.

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Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley played in the Irish League until he was 24. Pic: Presseye

McAuley is the blueprint for Irish League talents

Gareth McAuley is the blueprint for any aspiring Irish League player to follow.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

Michael O’Neill: Prospect of managing an English club has become less enticing

The prospect of being a club manager in English football is less enticing than it once was, according to Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill.

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Craig Cathcart is back in the international set-up after injury issues. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

WORLD CUP: Cathcart back on international scene after injury exile

Craig Cathcart clocked up every minute of Northern Ireland’s landmark EURO 2016 campaign before injury left the Watford defender on the international sidelines since that final whistle against Wales in France.

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Michael O'Neill at the Northern Ireland squad press conference ahead of the Norway clash. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

WORLD CUP: Norway win key on road to Russia

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is happy to call on old lessons as part of the new year’s plan for progress towards World Cup qualification.

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Northern Ireland will meet New Zealand at the National Stadium at Windsor Park in June

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland line up international friendly with New Zealand

Northern Ireland will face New Zealand in an international friendly in Belfast this summer.

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West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans celebrates scoring the equalising goal to make it 2-2 during the Premier League match against West Ham

Late Jonny Evans goal rescues point for West Brom at West Ham

WEST HAM 2 WEST BROM 2

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Northern Ireland's Niall McGinn with Croatia's Tin Jedvaj

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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