28 June 2020

Ian Baraclough

Michael O'Neill
2020-date
incumbent


On 27th June 2020 Ian Baraclough was confirmed as new Northern Ireland manager. The former Under-21 coach succeeded Michael O'Neill who had left to manage Stoke City.

He will retain Jimmy Nicholl, Austin MacPhee and Steve Harper from O'Neill's coaching team, with Damien Johnson also joining his staff.


Name: Ian Robert Baraclough
Born: 4 December 1970, Leicester (ENG)

Playing Career: (1990-2008)
Leicester City
Wigan Athletic (loan)
Grimsby Town (loan)
Lincoln City
Mansfield Town
Notts County
QPR
Notts County
Scunthorpe United

Managerial Career:
Scunthorpe United (2010-2011)
Sligo Rovers (2012-2014)
Motherwell (2014-2015)
Northern Ireland Under-21 (2017-2020)
Northern Ireland (2020-date)

Honours:
(with Sligo) League of Ireland Premier Division (2012); FAI Cup (2013); Setanta Cup (2014); (with Motherwell) Scottish Premiership Play-Off winner (2015).

Northern Ireland Under-21 Record
Pl: 19; W: 9, D: 6, L: 4

Wikipedia

7 June 2020

642: 11 June 2019

641 vs Estonia - 642 - 643 vs Luxembourg
Euro 2020 Qualifying Group C
Tue 11 June 2019. KO: 21:45 local time

BELARUS (BLR) 0-1 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)
(H/T 0-0)

Venue: Borisov­-Arena, Borisov
Attendance: 5,250
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT), Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
Fourth Official: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Goals: NIR: P McNair (86')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-5-1 (green shirts, green shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; M Smith, C Cathcart, J Evans, J Lewis; J Magennis [S Dallas 56'], P McNair, S Davis, C Evans [G Saville 69'], J Jones; C Washington [K Lafferty 72']
Unused subs: M McGovern (GK), C Hazard (GK), C McLaughlin, G McAuley, M Sykes, L Boyce, S Ferguson, T Flanagan, J Thompson
Booked: J Lewis (57'), J Evans (69'), K Lafferty (83'), S Dallas (90+2')

BELARUS: 5-3-2 (white shirts, white shorts, white socks)
Coach: Igor Kriushenko
Captain: Aleksandr Martynovich
Team: Gutor; Shitov [Veretilo 71'], Naumov, Martynovich, Polyakov, Nekhaychik; Korzun [Kislyak 46'], Maevski, Stasevich; Kovalev, Shikavka [Laptev 58']
Unused subs: Klimovich (GK), Pavlyuchenko (GK), Dragun, Volkov, Gromyko, Gordeichuk, Skavysh, Volodko, Pechenin
Booked: Korzun (35')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United), Conor Hazard (Celtic)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Heart of Midlothian), Gareth McAuley (Rangers), Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), George Saville (Millwall), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool), Mark Sykes (Oxford United)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Rangers), Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers), Liam Boyce (Burton Albion), Paul Smyth (Queens Park Rangers), Conor Washington (Sheffield United)

Notes:
  • Aaron Hughes, the most-capped outfield player in NI's history, announced his retirement from football to his teammates in the changing room at full-time

641: 08 June 2019

640 vs Belarus - 641 - 642 vs Belarus
Euro 2020 Qualifying Group C
Sat 08 June 2019. KO: 19:00 local time

ESTONIA (EST) 1-2 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)
(H/T 1-0)

Venue: A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 8,378
Referee: Fabio Verissimo (POR)
Assistant Referees: Paulo Soares (POR), Rui Teixeira (POR)
Fourth Official: João Capela (POR)
Goals: NIR: C Washington (77'), J Magennis (80'); EST: Vassiljev (25')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-3-3 (white shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; M Smith [J Jones 64'], C Cathcart, J Evans, J Lewis; P McNair, S Davis, G Saville [J Magennis 69']; G Whyte, L Boyce [C Washington 46'], S Dallas
Unused subs: M McGovern (GK), C Hazard (GK), C McLaughlin, G McAuley, K Lafferty, S Ferguson, C Evans, T Flanagan,  J Thompson,
Booked: G Saville (60')

ESTONIA: 4-5-1 (blue shirts, black shorts, white socks)
Coach: Martin Reim
Captain: Konstantin Vassiljev
Team: Lepmets; Sinyavskiy, Mets, Vihmaan, Pikk; Teniste [Kams 85'], Vassiljev, Dmitrijev, Käit [Tamm 84'], Sappinen [Sorga 61']; Zenjov
Unused subs: Aksalu (GK), Meerits (GK), Miller, Puri, Ojamaa, Kreida, Roosnupp, Kallaste, Kuusk
Booked: Lepmets (64')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United), Conor Hazard (Celtic)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Heart of Midlothian), Gareth McAuley (Rangers), Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), George Saville (Millwall), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool), Mark Sykes (Oxford United)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Rangers), Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers), Liam Boyce (Burton Albion), Paul Smyth (Queens Park Rangers), Conor Washington (Sheffield United)

Notes:
  • Oliver Norwood again opted out of the squad citing "personal reasons"
  • UEFA credited NI's first goal to Conor Washington despite his shot taking a clear deflection off Josh Magennis
  • Conor Washington and Conor McLaughlin's clubs had already announced they would be released ahead of the summer transfer window and therefore show as 'unattached' in some sources. Steven Davis had already agreed to make his loan move to Rangers permanent

2 June 2020

640: 24 March 2019

639 vs Estonia - 640 - 641 vs Estonia
Euro 2020 Qualifying Group C
Sun 24 March 2019. KO: 19:45

NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 2-1 BELARUS (BLR)
(H/T 1-1)

Venue: National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 18,188
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Assistant Referees: Michal Obukowicz (POL), Radosław Siejka (POL)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Goals: NIR: J Evans (30'), J Magennis (87'); BLR: Stasevich (33')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-3-3 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; S Dallas, C Cathcart, J Evans, J Lewis; P McNair, S Davis, G Saville; N McGinn [J Magennis 68'], K Lafferty [L Boyce 79'], J Jones [S Ferguson 85']
Unused subs: M McGovern (GK), C Hazard (GK), C McLaughlin, McAuley, J Thompson, T Flanagan, A Hughes, C Washington, P Smyth

BELARUS: 4-3-3 (white shirts, red shorts, white socks)
Coach: Igor Kriushenko
Captain: Aleksandr Martynovich
Team: Klimovich; Shitov [Polyakov 73'], Sivakov, Martynovich, Volodko; Maevski, Hleb [Putilo 60'], Dragun; Savitski [Nekhaychik 85'] Laptev, Stasevich
Unused subs: Chichkan (GK), Gorbunov (GK), Rios, Kovalev, Saroka, Signevich, Kislyak, Kendysh, Volkov
Booked: Laptev (82')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United), Conor Hazard (Partick Thistle, on loan from Celtic)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Heart of Midlothian), Gareth McAuley (Rangers), Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers, on loan from Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), George Saville (Middlesbrough, on loan from Millwall), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Rangers), Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers), Liam Boyce (Burton Albion), Paul Smyth (Accrington Stanley, on loan from Queens Park Rangers), Will Grigg (Sunderland), Conor Washington (Sheffield United)

Notes:

  • First competitive game between NI and Belarus at senior level - only previous meeting was a friendly in Belfast in May 2016 which NI won 3-0

639: 21 March 2019

638 vs Austria - 639 - 640 vs Belarus
Euro 2020 Qualifying Group C
Thur 21 March 2019. KO: 19:45

NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 2-0 ESTONIA (EST)
(H/T 0-0)

Venue: National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 18,176
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referees: Goran Pataki (CRO), Bojan Zobenica (CRO)
Fourth Official: Igor Pajac (CRO)
Goals: NIR: N McGinn (56'), S Davis (75' pen)

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-3-3 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; S Dallas, C Cathcart, J Evans, J Lewis; P McNair, S Davis, G Saville; N McGinn [C McLaughlin 84'], K Lafferty [J Magennis 76'], J Jones [S Ferguson 81']
Unused subs: M McGovern (GK), C Hazard (GK),  T Flanagan, L Boyce, J Thompson, D Ballard, A Hughes, C Washington, P Smyth
Booked:

ESTONIA: 5-4-1 (white shirts, black shorts, white socks)
Coach: Martin Reim
Captain: Karol Mets
Team: Lepmets; Kams, Baranov, Tamm, Vihmaan, Pikk; Dmitrijev [Sappinen 85'], Mets, Käit, Ojamaa [Vassiljev 68']; Anier [Zenjov 76']
Unused subs: Aksalu (GK), Meerits (GK), Kruglov, Lepistu, Kuusk, Liivak, Roosnupp Kallaste
Booked: Tamm (35')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United), Conor Hazard (Partick Thistle, on loan from Celtic)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Heart of Midlothian), Gareth McAuley (Rangers), Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers, on loan from Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), George Saville (Middlesbrough, on loan from Millwall), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Rangers), Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers), Liam Boyce (Burton Albion), Paul Smyth (Accrington Stanley, on loan from Queens Park Rangers), Will Grigg (Sunderland), Conor Washington (Sheffield United)

Notes:
  • First senior call-up for Daniel Ballard
  • The almost ever-present Oliver Norwood asked not to be included in the squad, citing "personal reasons"

27 May 2020

638: 18 November 2018

637 v Republic of Ireland - 638 - 639 v Estonia
2018-19 UEFA Nations League - League B Group 3
Sun 18th November 2018. KO: 17:00

NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1-2 AUSTRIA (AUT)
(H/T 0-0)

Venue: National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 17,895
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Assistant Referees: Frédéric Godelaine (BEL), Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL), Nathan Verboomen (BEL)
Fourth Official: Vito Di Vincenzo (BEL)
Goals: NIR: C Evans (57'); AUS: Schlager (49'), Lazaro (90+3')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-5-1/4-3-3 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: T Carson; M Smith, G McAuley, J Evans, S Dallas; N McGinn [G Whyte 74'], C Evans [P McNair 88'], S Davis, G Saville, J Jones; L Boyce [K Lafferty 74']
Unused subs: M McGovern (GK), C Hazard (GK), C McLaughlin, J Thompson, S Ferguson, A Hughes, K Vassell, C Cathcart, J Magennis
Booked: G McAuley (79')

AUSTRIA: 4-2-3-1 (white shirts, black shorts, white socks)
Coach: Franco Foda
Captain: Julian Baumgartlinger
Team: Lindner; Lainer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Ulmer; Ilsanker [Žulj 46'], Baumgartlinger; Lazaro, Schlager, Alaba; Gregoritsch [Arnautović 71']
Unused subs: Strebinger (GK), Stankovic (GK), Wimmer, Goiginger, Schaub, Kainz, Schöpf, Hierländer, Janko
Booked: Baumgartlinger (53'), Alaba (79')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Trevor Carson (Motherwell), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United), Conor Hazard (Celtic)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Heart of Midlothian), Gareth McAuley (Rangers), Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Hearts), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Bobby Burns (Livingston, on loan from Heart of Midlothian)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), George Saville (Middlesbrough, on loan from Millwall), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Rangers), Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers), Jamie Ward (Charlton Athletic, on loan from Nottingham Forest), Liam Boyce (Burton Albion), Paul Smyth (Queens Park Rangers), Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United)

Notes:

  • Oliver Norwood was omitted from the NI squad for this double-header as he was suspended for the Nations League game v Austria (H)
  • Results elsewhere meant NI were relegated from League B before kick-off. However, due to revamp of the format for the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League, no teams were eventually relegated. The League B group sizes changed from three teams to four and NI were spared relegation
Images (courtesy of Roy Cathcart)


24 May 2020

637: 15 November 2018

636 vs Bosnia-Herzegovina - 637 - 638 vs Austria
International Challenge Match
Thurs 15th November 2018. KO: 19:45

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (IRL) 0 - 0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)
(H/T 0-0)

Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 31,241
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Assistant Referees:
Fourth Official:

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-3-3 (light blue shirts, dark blue shorts, light blue socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; M Smith [J Ward 74'], C Cathcart, J Evans, J Lewis; S Davis, C Evans [P McNair 65'], G Saville, G Whyte [J Jones 61'], L Boyce [K Lafferty 71'], S Dallas
Unused subs: M McGovern (GK), C Hazard (GK), C McLaughlin, G McAuley, N McGinn, S Ferguson, A Hughes, J Magennis
Booked: Saville (76')

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: 4-5-1 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Coach: Martin O'Neill
Captain: Glenn Whelan/Séamus Coleman
Team: D Randolph; Lenihan (Christie 84'), Duffy, Egan, Coleman; Hendrick, Whelan (Hourihane 36'), Brady, McClean (Stevens 66'), O'Dowda (Curtis 46'); Robinson (Maguire 66' [Hogan 80'])
Unused subs: Doyle (GK), Kelleher (GK), Williams, Obafemi, Long, Arter
Booked: Lenihan (16'), Hourihane (63')

Match Reports:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Trevor Carson (Motherwell), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United), Conor Hazard (Celtic)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Heart of Midlothian), Gareth McAuley (Rangers), Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Hearts), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Bobby Burns (Livingston, on loan from Heart of Midlothian)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), George Saville (Middlesbrough, on loan from Milwall), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Rangers), Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers), Jamie Ward (Charlton Athletic, on loan from Nottingham Forest), Liam Boyce (Burton Albion), Paul Smyth (Queens Park Rangers), Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United)

Republic of Ireland Squad: (FAI)

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Colin Doyle (Heart of Midlothian), Caoimhín Kelleher (Liverpool), Sean McDermott (Kristiansund BK)
Defenders: Séamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Jimmy Dunne (Heart of Midlothian, on loan from Burnley), John Egan (Sheffield United), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers), Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City)
Midfielders: Robbie Brady (Burnley), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Harry Arter (Cardiff City, on loan from Bournemouth), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), David Meyler (Reading), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Shaun Williams (Millwall), Richie Towell (Rotherham United, on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion), Ryan Manning (Rotherham United), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City)
Forwards: Shane Long (Southampton), Michael Obafemi (Southampton), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Sean Maguire, Callum Robinson (Preston North End), Aiden O'Brien (Millwall), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth)

Notes:
  • Oliver Norwood was omitted from the NI squad for this double-header as he was suspended for the Nations League game v Austria (H)
Images (courtesy of Roy Cathcart)

21 May 2020

636: 15 October 2018

635 vs Austria - 636 - 637 vs Republic of Ireland
2018-19 UEFA Nations League - League B Group 3
Mon 15th October 2018. KO: 20:45 local time

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (BIH) 2-0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 
(H/T 1-0)

Venue: Stadion Grbavica, Sarajevo
Attendance: 11,050
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referees: Jan-­Peter Aravirta (FIN), Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Antti Munukka (FIN), Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Goals: BIH: Džeko (27', 73')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-5-1 (white shirts, white shorts, white socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Corry Evans
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; P McNair [K Vassell 71'], C Cathcart, J Evans, J Lewis; C Evans, O Norwood [G Whyte 58'], S Davis, G Saville, S Dallas; L Boyce [J Magennis 80']
Unused subs: T Carson (GK), M McGovern (GK), C McLaughlin, M Smith, S Ferguson, J Jones, A Hughes, T Flanagan
Booked: O Norwood (33'), G Saville (58')

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: 4-3-3 (dark blue shirts, dark blue shorts, dark blue socks)
Coach: Robert Prosinečki
Captain: Edin Džeko
Team: Šehić; Vranješ, Šunjić, Zukanovic, Ćivic; Bešić [Cimirot 90'], Pjanić, Sarić; Višća [Milošević 88'], Džeko, Duljević [Zakarić 75']
  • Unused subs: Kjosevski (GK), Begović (GK), Todorović, Nastić, Prcić, Bajić, Kodro­-Maksumić, Krunić
  • Booked: Duljević (70'), Bešić (84')
Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)
Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich), Trevor Carson (Motherwell), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United)
Defenders: Craig Cathcart (Watford), Jonny Evans (Leicester City, Aaron Hughes (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Paddy McNair (Middlesbrough), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City).
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), Oliver Norwood (Brighton & Hove Albion, on loan from Sheffield United), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United).
ForwardsKyle Lafferty (Rangers), Liam Boyce (Burton Albion), Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers), Will Grigg (Wigan Athletic), Jamie Ward (Charlton Athletic, on loan from Nottingham Forest), Kyle Vassell* (Rotherham United)
*late call-up due to withdrawals

Notes:

  • Corry Evans captained the side to mark his 50th senior cap
  • Kyle Lafferty withdrew from the squad the night before it was due to meet, citing an Achilles injury. As a result, the Irish FA invoked FIFA's 'five-day rule', which prevented him from playing for Rangers against Hamilton Academical on October 21

19 May 2020

635: 12 October 2018

634 vs Israel - 635 - 636 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
2018-19 UEFA Nations League - League B Group 3
Fri 12th October 2018. KO: 20:45 local time

AUSTRIA (AUT) 1-0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 
(H/T 0-0)

Venue: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
Attendance: 22,300
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
Assistant Referees: Martin Margaritov (BUL), Divan Valkov (BUL)
Additional Assistant Referees: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL), Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Georgi Todorov (BUL)
Goals: AUS: Arnautović (71')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-5-1/4-3-3 (light blue shirts, navy blue shorts, light blue socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; P McNair, C Cathcart, J Evans, J Lewis; S Dallas, O Norwood, S Davis, G Saville [K Vassell 77'], S Ferguson [C Evans 56']; J Magennis [W Grigg 79']
Unused subs: T Carson (GK), M McGovern (GK), C McLaughlin, M Smith, G Whyte, L Boyce, J Jones, A Hughes, T Flanagan
Booked: B Peacock-Farrell (17'), O Norwood (73')

AUSTRIA: 4-4-2 (red shirts, white shorts, red socks)
Coach: Franco Foda
Captain: Marko Arnautović
Team: Lindner; Lainer, Prödl, Hinteregger, Ulmer; Lazaro [Dragović 90+1'], Ilsanker, Žulj, Sabitzer [Schöpf 75']; Burgstaller [Kainz 83'], Arnautović
Unused subs: Strebinger (GK), Stankovic (GK), Wimmer, Wöber, Schaub, Laimer, Hierländer, Schöpf, Janko, Schlager

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)
Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich), Trevor Carson (Motherwell), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United)
Defenders: Craig Cathcart (Watford), Jonny Evans (Leicester City, Aaron Hughes (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Paddy McNair (Middlesbrough), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City).
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), Oliver Norwood (Brighton & Hove Albion, on loan from Sheffield United), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United).
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Rangers), Liam Boyce (Burton Albion), Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers), Will Grigg (Wigan Athletic), Jamie Ward (Charlton Athletic, on loan from Nottingham Forest), Kyle Vassell* (Rotherham United)
*late call-up due to withdrawals

Notes
  • Senior international debut for substitute Kyle Vassell
  • Kyle Lafferty withdrew from the squad the night before it was due to meet, citing an Achilles injury. As a result, the Irish FA invoked FIFA's 'five-day rule', which prevented him from playing for Rangers against Hamilton Academical on October 21


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