10 March 2013

---: 22 March 2013

22nd March 2013. KO: 19:45 GMT
23rd March 2013. KO: 15:00 GMT
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) P-P RUSSIA (RUS)


MATCH POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER
INITIALLY RESCHEDULED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY (SATURDAY, 23RD MARCH) IT WILL NOW BE PLAYED ON 14TH AUGUST

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: -
Referee: Tom Hagen (NOR)
Assistant Referees: Dag Roger Nebben (NOR), Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Dag Vidar Hafsas (NOR)

NORTHERN IRELAND:
Manager: Michael O'Neill

RUSSIA:
Manager: Fabio Capello (ITA)


Pre-Match:
Northern Ireland Squad
Goalkeepers: Carroll (Olympiacos), Mannus (St Johnstone), McGovern (Falkirk)
Defenders: Hughes (Fulham), McGivern (Hibernian), Cathcart (Blackpool), McAuley (West Brom), D Lafferty (Burnley), Evans (Manchester United), Bruce (Hull),
Midfielders: Davis (Southampton), Norwood (Huddersfield), McCann (Peterborough), McGinn (Aberdeen), Brunt (West Brom), Ferguson (Birmingham), Clingan (Kilmarnock),
Forwards: Little (Rangers), McCourt (Celtic), Grigg (Walsall), McKay (Inverness), Paterson (Burnley), Healy (Bury), Ward (Derby), Magennis* (Aberdeen).
Lafferty (FC Sion) and Baird (Fulham) are suspended for this match but will be available to face Israel. Ward (Derby) and Grigg (Walsall) withdrew injured, he was replaced by Magennis (Aberdeen).

Russia Squad
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Anzhi Makhachkala), Sergei Ryzhikov (Rubin Kazan)
Defenders: Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Alexander Anyukov (Zenit), Vasily Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Alexei Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow) Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Yeshchenko (Anzhi Makhachkala), Kirill Nababkin (CSKA Moscow), Arseny Logashov (Anzhi), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow).
Midfielders: Yuri Zhirkov (Anzhi), Vladimir Bystrov (Zenit), Igor Denisov (Zenit), Roman Shirokov (Zenit), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA), Denis Glushakov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Viktor Faizulin (Zenit), Alexander Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Oleg Shatov (Zenit), Dmitri Tarasov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Forwards: Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit), Alexander Kokorin (Dynamo), Maxim Grigoryev (Lokomotiv)
Russia's provisional squad for this match also included:
Goalkeeper: Anton Shunin (Dynamo Moscow)
Defender: Oleg Ivanov (Terek Grozny) .
Forward: Fedor Smolov (Anzhi)

Match Programme/Ticket:
(Ticket will be valid for re-scheduled match)





Notes:
This is the first competitive senior Northern Ireland international ever to have been cancelled due to weather!

2 comments:

Tubby Morton said...

One might argue that, strictly speaking, the first Northern Ireland competitive match to be postponed because of weather was the World Cup match against Italy in December 1957 which did not take place because the referee was fogbound and did not arrive on time. The (very unfriendly) friendly match that ensued was not the World Cup match, which was postponed and played the following month - or is that stretching things a bit?
Tubby Morton

jcd said...

You'd be splitting hairs there Tubby, though it's a fair observation!

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