23 February 2014

Euro 2016 Qualifying






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- Qualification - Finals -


The host nation for the 2016 UEFA European Championships will be France. The tournament has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams for the first time. The qualifying phase was re-branded by UEFA, to include a "week of football" with matches on every day and a central TV contract to more equitably distribute revenues.

Northern Ireland were seeded in qualifying pot 5 and were drawn in Group F.

The top two teams qualified automatically for the finals and will be joined by the best ranked third placed team. The remaining third placed teams take part in two-legged play-offs.

Northern Ireland guaranteed qualification with a game to spare, and confirmed top spot in the final match. This will be their first time at a European Championships finals and the first time a fifth seed has topped a qualifying group.




Group F
Rank
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
N. Ireland (Q)
10
6
3
1
16
8
+8
21
2
Romania (Q)
10
5
5
0
11
2
+9
20
3
Hungary (P)
10
4
4
2
11
9
+2
16
4
10
3
3
4
9
10
-1
12
5
10
2
0
8
6
17
-11
6
6
10
1
3
6
7
14
-7
6

Results

FRO
FIN
GRE
HUN
NIR
ROU
FRO
-
1-3
2-1
0-1
0-3
FIN
1-0
-
1-1
0-1
0-2
GRE
0-1
0-1
-
4-3
0-1
HUN
2-1
1-0
0-0
-1-
0-0
NIR
-
ROU
1-0
1-1
0-0
1-1
-

Line-Ups:
Northern Ireland vs Faroe Islands, 11/10/2014
Kyle Lafferty, Chris Baird, Aaron Hughes, Roy Carroll, Gareth McAuley, Conor McLaughlin
Shane Ferguson, Niall McGinn, Oliver Norwood, Steven Davis, Jamie Ward

Northern Ireland vs Romania, 13/06/2015
Kyle Lafferty, Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans, Michael McGovern, Stuart Dallas, Conor McLaughlin
Chris Brunt, Steven Davis, Jamie Ward, Oliver Norwood, Chris Baird
Squad:
Name
Pos
DoB
Apps
Gls
St
Sub
Cards
Mins
On
Off
Unu
Yel
Red
GK
30/09/77
5
0
5
0
0
4
0
0
450
GK
05/03/88
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
GK
19/05/82
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
GK
12/07/84
5
0
5
0
0
5
0
0
450
GK
04/09/71
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
DF
25/02/82
9
0
9
0
0
0
1
*1
801
DF
06/02/89
4
1
2
2
0
3
0
0
209
DF
02/01/88
4
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
349
DF
12/07/91
5
0
2
3
1
3
1
0
200
DF
02/10/91
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
DF
08/11/79
4
0
4
0
0
4
0
0
360
DF
01/04/89
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
DF
01/05/87
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
DF
05/12/79
10
3
10
0
2
0
0
0
848
DF
15/02/94
2
0
0
2
0
5
0
0
39
DF
08/01/90
2
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
121
DF
26/07/91
9
0
8
1
1
0
3
0
739
DF
30/09/94
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
DF
27/04/95
3
0
2
1
2
4
0
0
148
MF
14/12/84
8
0
8
0
0
0
2
0
713
MF
13/01/84
1
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
27
MF
19/04/91
6
0
5
1
1
0
0
0
470
MF
01/01/85
9
2
9
0
1
0
0
0
766
MF
30/07/90
7
0
5
2
2
2
0
0
459
MF
21/11/90
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
MF
16/12/83
1
0
0
1
0
8
0
0
23
MF
12/04/91
10
0
10
0
2
0
1
0
874
MF
18/04/87
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
MF
19/11/91
1
0
0
1
0
4
0
0
12
MF
12/05/86
6
1
6
0
4
1
0
0
465
FW
08/04/91
1
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
12
FW
03/07/91
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
FW
16/09/87
9
7
9
0
5
0
3
0
752
FW
22/10/92
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
FW
12/05/89
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
FW
15/08/90
7
1
1
6
1
3
1
0
159
FW
20/07/87
8
1
5
3
4
2
0
0
422
FW
22/10/88
2
0
0
2
0
7
0
0
23
* 2 yellow cards vs Hungary, 7/9/15


Steven Davis' performances earned him a place in the UEFA Qualifiers All Star XI
Match Programmes:

Campaign Card:
For this campaign block bookers were issued with a Campaign Card rather than match tickets.
Individual match tickets were still available for most games, or could be printed out by supporters.

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