13 September 2015

605: 8 October 2015

Thursday, 8 October 2015. KO: 19:45 GMT
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 3-1 GREECE (GRE)

* NORTHERN IRELAND QUALIFY FOR EURO 2016 *


Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 11,700
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant referees: Rob van de Ven (NED), Charles Schaap (NED)
Fourth official: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Additional assistant referees: Kevin Blom (NED), Peter Janssen (NED)
Goals: NIR: Davis 35, 58, Magennis 49; GRE: Aravidis 87

NORTHERN IRELAND (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill (Game: 29. Won 7, Drew 10, Lost 12).
Captain: Steven Davis
McGovern; McNair [McCullough 85], Brunt, McAuley, C. Evans, Ward [McGinn 81], Davis, Magennis [Boyce 78], Norwood, Dallas
Unused subs: Carroll (gk), Mannus (gk), Hodson, McArdle, Ferguson, Reeves, McCourt, Grigg, McKay.

GREECE (white shirts, blue shorts, white socks)
Manager: Kostas Tsanas
Captain: Vasilis Torisidis
Karnezis; Moras, Torosidis, Papastathopoulos, Holebas, Tziolis, Kone[Pelkas 71], Aravidis, Samaris, Mitroglou [Athanasiadis 76], Karelis [Mantalos 65].
Unused subs: Kapino (gk), Vellidis (gk), Kitsiou, Stafylidis, Vyntra, Tzanetpoulos, Fortounis, Tachtsidis.

Match Photos:
Oliver Norwood, Jamie Ward, Corry Evans, Paddy McNair, Josh Magennis, Stuart Dallas, Gareth McAuley, Chris Brunt, Craig Cathcart, Michael McGovern, Steven Davis
The squad celebrate qualification for France
Match Programme:


PRE-MATCH
Northern Ireland squad:
Chris Baird, Conor McLaughlin and Kyle Lafferty all unavailable for this game due to injury.
They will be available for the following match, against Finland.
Luke McCullough, Ben Reeves and Rory McArdle added as injury cover.
Jonny Evans withdrawn due to hamstring injury.
Greece squad:
Goalkeepers: Orestis Karnezis (Udinese/ITA), Stefanos Kapino (Olympiakos), Marcos Vellidis (Giannina)
Defenders: Loukas Vyntras (Hapoel Tel Aviv/ISR), Vasilis Torosidis, Kostas Manolas (both Roma/ITA), Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Jose Holebas (Watford/ENG), Vangelis Moras (Verona/ITA), Kostas Stafylidis (Augsburg/GER)
Midfielder: Stelios Kitsiou, Alexandros Tziolis, Dimitris Pelkas (all PAOK), Andreas Samaris (Benfica/POR), Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Genoa/ITA), Panagiotis Kone (Udinese/ITA), Petros Mantalos (AEK), Kostas Fortounis (Olympiakos)
Forwards: Stefanos Athanasiadis (PAOK), Kostas Mitroglou (Benfica/POR), Nikos Karelis (Panathinaikos), Christos Aravidis (AEK)

Highlights:

Links:
UEFA
Vauxhall Media Bulletin
IFA 12th Man Guide
BBC
Daily Mail

Notes:
  • Northern Ireland qualify for their first European Championships, France 2016.

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