3 June 2016

611: 4 June 2016

International Friendly
Saturday, 4th June. KO: 18:45
SLOVAKIA (SVK) 0-0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-0)

Venue: City Arena, Trnava
Attendance:
Referee: Radu Petrescu (ROU)
Assistant referees:

NORTHERN IRELAND (green/blue shirts, green shorts and socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
M. McGovern; P. McNair _ [C. McLaughlin 90+1], S. Ferguson [L. Hodson 86], C. Cathcart [A. Hughes 30], J. Evans, G, McAuley, C. Baird, O. Norwood [C. Evans 84], S. Davis, J. Ward [J. Magennis 45], K. Lafferty [C. Washington 55]
Unused subs: R. Carroll (gk), A. Mannus (gk); N. McGinn, W. Grigg, L. McCullough.

SLOVAKIA (all white)
Manager: Jan Kozak
Captain: Martin Skrtel
Kozacik; Pekarik, Skrtel, Durica, Svento; Hrosovsky; Kucka [Nemec 84], Hamsik; Mak [Stoch 65], Duris [Duda 65], Weiss.
Unuses subs: Mucha, Novota, Gregus, Sestak, Gyomber, Salata, Pecovsky, Skriniar.

Match Reports:
BBC
Daily Mail
Irish FA

Match Programme:
(courtesy of Ron Jones)
Pre-match:
Northern Ireland Squad:
(squad for Euro 2016)

Slovakia Squad:
Goalkeepers: Matúš Kozáčik (FC Viktoria Plzeň), Ján Mucha (ŠK Slovan Bratislava), Ján Novota (SK Rapid Viedeň)
Defenders: Peter Pekarík (Hertha Berlín), Milan Škriniar (Sampdoria Janov), Martin Škrtel (FC Liverpool), Norbert Gyömbér (AS Rím), Ján Ďurica (Lokomotiv Moskva), Kornel Saláta (ŠK Slovan Bratislava), Tomáš Hubočan (FC Dinamo Moskva), Dušan Švento (1. FC Köln), Lukáš Tesák (Kairat Almaty)
Midfielders: Viktor Pečovský (MŠK Žilina), Matúš Bero (AS Trenčín), Róbert Mak (PAOK Solún), Erik Sabo (PAOK Solún), Juraj Kucka (AC Miláno), Patrik Hrošovský (FC Viktoria Plzeň), Ján Greguš (FK Jablonec), Stanislav Šesták (Ferencváros Budapešť), Marek Hamšík (SSC Neapol), Ondrej Duda (Legia Varšava), Miroslav Stoch (Bursaspor), Vladimír Weiss (Al Gharafa)
Forwards: Michal Ďuriš (FC Viktoria Plzeň), Adam Nemec (Willem II Tilburg), Adam Zreľák (ŠK Slovan Bratislava)

Notes:
  • Northern Ireland's final warm-up match prior to the Euro 2016 finals in France.
  • Aaron Hughes wins his 100th cap, becoming only the second Northern Ireland player to reach the milestone after Pat Jennings. He is also the oldest British outfield player to achieve a century if international appearances.
  • Northern Ireland extend their record unbeaten run to 12 games.

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