14th August 2013. KO: 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1 - 0 RUSSIA (RUS) (H/T 1-0)
Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
Assistant Referees: Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR), Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)
Goals: NIR: Paterson 43
NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-4-1-1 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
Carroll; D. Lafferty _, McAuley, Cathcart, McGinn [C. Evans 83], Davis, Paterson _ [Grigg 86], Ferguson, Norwood, Hughes, Ward.
Unused subs: McGovern (gk), Taylor (gk), McGivern, Magennis, McCann, Bruce, McKay, O'Connor, Hodson
RUSSIA: (all red)
Manager: Fabio Capello (ITA)
Captain: Igor Denisov
Akinfeev; Anyukov, Ignashevich, Denisov, Dzagoev [Cheryshev 46, Samedov 52], Kerzhakov [Dzyuba 46], Berezutskiy, Shirokov, Bystrov, Faizulin; Kombarov.
Unused subs: Gabulov (gk), Ryzhikov (gk), Shchennikov, Kozlov, Dyakov, Granat, Glushakov, Ryazantsev, Samedov, Cheryshev, Ionov, Dzjuba
Northern Ireland Squad:
Goalkeepers: Carroll (Olympiacos),
Defenders: Hughes (Fulham), McGivern (Hibernian), Cathcart (Blackpool), McAuley (West Brom), D Lafferty (Burnley),
Midfielders: Davis (Southampton), Norwood (Huddersfield), McGinn (Aberdeen), Ferguson (Newcastle Utd - on loan at Birmingham City), C Evans (Blackburn), McCann (Peterborough), O'Connor* (Rotherham)
Forwards: Grigg (Brentford), McKay (Inverness CT), Paterson (Huddersfield),
* late call-ups
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeyev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Anzhi Makhachkala), Sergei Ryzhikov (Rubin Kazan)
Defenders: Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St Petersburg), Vasily Berezutsky, Sergei Ignashevich, Georgy Shchennikov (all CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Vitaly Diakov (Rostov), Alexei Kozlov (Kuban Krasnodar), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow)
Midfielders: Igor Denisov, Alexei Ionov, Oleg Shatov (all Anzhi Makhachkala), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Alexander Ryazantsev (Rubin Kazan), Viktor Faizulin, Roman Shirokov, Vladimir Bystrov (all Zenit St Petersburg), Alexander Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Forwards: Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St Petersburg), Artem Dzyuba (Rostov), Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid/ESP)
|Tickets for the original match remained valid|
|Roy Carroll, Gareth McAuley, Craig Cathcart, Daniel Lafferty, Aaron Hughes|
Oliver Norwood, Niall McGinn, Jamie Ward, Steven Davis, Martin Paterson, Shane Ferguson
(courtesy of Roy Cathcart)
- This match was originally meant to be held on 22nd March, but was postponed due to snow.
- Daniel Lafferty's booking means that he will be suspended for the next match, against Portugal.
- Russia were 16th in the FIFA rankings prior to this match and Northern Ireland were 109th.