6 June 2016

Euro 2016 Finals

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We're off to France!

Northern Ireland have been drawn in Group C.

Group Stage:
GROUP A
GROUP B
GROUP C
GROUP D
GROUP E
GROUP F
France (1)
England (1)
Germany (1)
Spain (1)
Belgium (1)
Portugal (1)
Romania (3)
Russia (2)
Ukraine (2)
Italy (2)
Iceland (4)
Albania (4)
Wales (4)
Poland (3)
Turkey (4)
Austria (2)
N. Ireland (4)
Croatia (2)
Sweden (3)
Hungary (3)
Seedings in brackets.
Top two in each group progress to the second round along with the four best third place teams.

Venues:
The tournament will run from 10th June - 10th July across ten host cities.
Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux
Bordeaux (42,115)

Stade Bollaert-Delelis
Lens (38,223)

Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Lille (50,186)

Stade des Lumières
Lyon (59,286)

Stade Vèlodrome
Marseille (67,394)

Allianz Riviera
Nice (35,624)

Parc des Princes
Paris (47,000)

Stade de France
Saint-Denis (81,338)

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
Saint-Etienne (41,965)
Stadium Municipal
Toulouse (33,300)

Northern Ireland Fixtures:
12/06/16 18:00 CET / 17:00 BST Poland (Nice) Lost 0-1
16/06/16 18:00 CET / 17:00 BST Ukraine (Lyon) Won 2-0
21/06/16 18:00 CET / 17:00 BST Germany (Paris) Lost 0-1
25/06/16 18:00 CET / 17:00 BST Wales (Paris) Lost 0-1

Northern Ireland Squad:
12

Goalkeeper
Age: 38
Notts Co
Caps: 44


Age: 34
Goalkeeper
St. Johnstone
Caps: 8
23
1

Age: 31
Goalkeeper
Hamilton Academical
Caps: 10

Age: 24
Defender
Fleetwood Town
Caps: 17
2
22

Age: 24
Defender
MK Dons
Caps: 15

Age: 36
Defender
West Bromwich Alb.
Caps: 60 / Goals: 7
4
5

Age: 28
Defender
West Bromwich Alb.
Caps: 48 / Goals: 1

Age: 34
Defender
Derby County
Caps: 77
6
15

Age: 22
Defender
Doncaster Rovers
Caps: 5

Age: 21
Defender
Manchester United
Caps: 8
17
18

Age: 36
Defender
Melbourne City
Caps: 99 / Goals: 1

Age: 27
Defender
Watford
Caps: 27 / Goals: 2
20
7

Age: 28
Midfielder
Aberdeen
Caps: 41 / Goals: 2


Age: 31
Midfielder
Southampton
Caps: 82 / Goals: 8
8
13

Age: 25
Midfielder
Blackburn Rovers
Caps: 33 / Goals: 1

Age: 25
Midfielder
Leeds United
Caps: 13 / Goals: 1
14
16

Age: 25
Midfielder
Reading
Caps: 33

Age: 30
Midfielder
Nottingham Forest
Caps: 21 / Goals: 2
19
3

Age: 24
Midfielder
Millwall
Caps: 24 / Goals: 1

Age: 24
Forward
Wigan Athletic
Caps: 8 / Goals: 1
9
10

Age: 28
Forward
Norwich City
Caps: 50 / Goals: 17

Age: 24
Forward
Queens Park Rangers
Caps: 3 / Goals: 2
11
21

Age: 26
Forward
Kilmarnock
Caps: 18 / Goals: 1

Age: 46
Manager
-
Caps: 31 / Goals: 4

MO
Age/caps/goals correct at date of squad announcement (28th May 2016). Clubs listed are permanent clubs at the close of the 2015/16 season.



Michael O'Neill's coaching staff will include: Jimmy Nicholl (assistant manager), Austin MacPhee (assistant coach/analyst), Stephen Robinson (first team coach), Maik Taylor (goalkeeping coach), 
The players will be looked after by: David White (team doctor), Caroline Woods (head physio), Darren McMaster (physio), Richard McCann (head of sports science), Paul Prentice (therapist), Paul Walsh (sport scientist)
Further support will come from: Stephen Ferguson & Colin McGiffert (kitmen), Raymond Millar (kit & equipment officer), Neil Devlin (hotel & player liaison), Craig Stanfield (football operations manager), David Currie (international teams administration manager)

The provisional 28 man squad also included: Daniel Lafferty (Burnley), Michael Smith (Peterborough United), Ben Reeves (MK Dons), Liam Boyce (Ross County) and Billy McKay (Wigan Athletic). UEFA requires squads to be officially lodged by the 31st May. Replacements may be called-up in the event of injury or illness right up to Northern Ireland's opening match. As well as the 23 traveling squad members, Joel Cooper (Glenavon) and Paul Smyth (Linfield) have joined the squad for training exercises.

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