17 February 2016

610: 27 May 2016

International Friendly
Friday, 27th May 2016. KO: 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 3-0 BELARUS (BLR) (H/T 2-0)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 14,229
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Mike Mullarey (ENG), Steve Child (ENG)
Fourth Officials: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Goals: NIR: Lafferty 6, Washington 44, Grigg 88

NORTHERN IRELAND (green/blue shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Coach: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
(4-3-2-1) R. Carroll [A. Mannus 46]; C. McLaughlin, J. Evans _ [A. Hughes 73], C. Cathcart, C. Baird, S. Dallas [N. McGinn 73], S. Davis [O. Norwood 46], C. Evans, K. Lafferty [W. Grigg 61], C. Washington [J. Ward 61]
Unused subs: M. McGivern (gk); L. Hodson, L. McCullough, J. Magennis, G. McAuley

BELARUS (all red)
Coach: Alexander Khatskevich
(4-2-3-1) Gorbunov; Shitov [Politevich 77], Martynovich _, Filipenko [Shivakov 38 _], Volodko, Korzun, Kislyak _, Gordeychuk, Krivets [Hleb 60], Stasevich, Yanush [Palyakow 71]
Unused subs: Chernik, Nekhajchik, Klimovich

Match Reports:
BBC
Daily Mail
IrishFA

Match Photos:
(courtesy of Roy Cathcart)
Roy Carroll, Kyle Lafferty, Craig Cathcart, Jonny Evans, Paddy McNair, Chris Baird
Conor McLaughlin, Steven Davis, Corry Evans, Conor Washington, Stuart Dallas


Match Programme/Ticket:

Squads:
Northern Ireland (Irish FA/BBC)
Goalkeepers: A Mannus (St. Johnstone), M McGovern (Hamilton Academical), R Carroll (Notts County)
Defenders: C Cathcart (Watford), J Evans (West Bromwich Albion), G McAuley (West Bromwich Albion), L McCullough (Doncaster Rovers), C McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town), L Hodson (MK Dons), A Hughes (Melbourne City), D Lafferty (Burnley), P McNair (Manchester United), M Smith (Peterborough United)
Midfielders: S Davis (Southampton), O Norwood, (Reading), C Evans, (Blackburn Rovers), S Ferguson (Millwall), B Reeves (MK Dons), S Dallas (Leeds United), N McGinn (Aberdeen) 
Forwards: W Grigg (Wigan Athletic), K Lafferty (Norwich City), C Washington (Queens Park Rangers), B McKay (Dundee Utd), L Boyce (Ross County), J Ward, (Nottingham Forest), C Baird (Derby County), J Magennis (Kilmarnock)

Belarus (Belarus News)
Goalkeepers: Andrei Gorbunov (Atromitos Athens, Greece), Sergei Chernik (BATE Borisov), Andrei Klimovich (Minsk)
Defenders: Denis Polyakov, Maxim Volodko (both BATE Borisov), Igor Shitov (Mordovia Saransk, Russia), Alexander Martynovich (Ural Yekaterinburg, Russia), Sergei Politevich (Genclerbirligi Ankara, Turkey), Roman Begunov (Dinamo Minsk), Yegor Filipenko (Malaga Spain), Mikhail Sivakov (Zorya Luhansk, Ukraine)
Midfielders: Sergei Kislyak (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Stanislav Dragun (Dynamo Moscoe, Russia), Igor Stasevich, Mikhail Gordeichuk (BATE Borisov), Pavel Nekhaichik (Tom Tomsk, Russia), Alexander Hleb (Genclerbirligi Ankara, Turkey), Sergei Krivets (Metz France), Sergei Balanovich (Amkar Perm, Russia), Ivan Mayevsky (Andzi Makhachkala, Russia)
Forwards: Sergei Kornilenko (Krylia Sovetov Samara, Russia), Nikolai Yanush (Shakhtyor Soligorsk)

Announcement:
Irish FA

Notes: 
  • This was Northern Ireland's first meeting with Belarus in a senior men's international.
  • This was Northern Ireland's final home match before Euro 2016. There was a post-match fireworks display to mark the occasion. 
  • Kyle Lafferty wins his 50th cap and Aaron Hughes wins his 99th.
  • The 23 man Euro 2016 squad was confirmed the day after this match.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Belarus made a 5th sub in the aftermath of Grigg's goal (#13 replacing #9).

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