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601: 31 May 2015

Sunday. 31st May 2015. KO 17:00 BST

Venue: Gresty Road, Crewe (ENG)
Attendance: 3,022
Referee: Mike Oliver
Assistant Referees: Mike Mullarkey, Gary Beswick
Fourth Official: Lee Probert
Goals: NIR: Dallas 46; QAT Karim Boudiaf 70

NORTHERN IRELAND: (all blue) 4-1-4-1
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Aaron Hughes (Game 46. Won 12, Drew 17, Lost 16)
Roy Carroll [Michael McGovern 46]; Conor McLaughlin, Daniel Lafferty, Aaron Hughes [Jonny Evans 61], Craig Cathcart; Patrick McNair [Josh Magennis 82]; Niall McGinn [Jamie Ward 61], Corry Evans, Will Grigg [Liam Boyce 73], Oliver Norwood, Stuart Dallas [Pat McCourt 73]
Subs: Trevor Carson (gk); Luke McCullough, Ben Reeves, Caolan Lavery

QATAR: (all white)
Manager: Jose Daniel Carreno (URU)
Captain: Abdelaziz Hatem
Amine Lecomte; Dame Traore, Mohammed Kasola, Hamid Ismail, Mohamed Musa, Ahmed Yasser, Abdelaziz Hatem, Ahmed Eldayed, Majdi, Siddiq, Ismail Mohamad, Mohammed Muntari

Match Reports:

Match Ticket/Teamsheet:


Match Pictures:
(courtesy of Colin Beattie)

Will Grigg, Craig Cathcart, Roy Carroll, Paddy McNair, Daniel Lafferty, Conor McLaughlin
Corry Evans, Stuart Dallas, Aaron Hughes, Niall McGinn, Oliver Norwood (courtesy of Niall Coulter)
Northern Ireland Squad:
Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll (Notts County), Michael McGovern (Hamilton Academicals), Trevor Carson (Cheltenham Town)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Unattached), Chris Baird, Gareth McAuley (both West Bromwich Albion), Jonny Evans (Manchester United), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Shane Ferguson (Newcastle United), Daniel Lafferty (Burnley), Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town), Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers), Paddy McNair (Manchester United)
Midfielders: Steve Davis (Southampton), Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Oliver Norwood (Reading), Pat McCourt (Unattached), Ben Reeves (MK Dons), Stuart Dallas (Brentford)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City), Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock), Billy McKay (Wigan Athletic), Will Grigg (Brentford), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Jamie Ward (Unattached), Liam Boyce (Ross County), Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday)

Qatar Squad:
Saad Al Sheeb, Sufian Ahmed, Dame Traore, Ismail Mohammed, Hassan Haydos, Claude Amin, Ahmed Yasser, Mohamed Moussa, Mohammed Abdullah Tresor, Khaled Muftah, Karim Boudiaf, Abdul Rahman Mohammed, Mahdi Ali, Kassola Mohammed, Abdul Karim Hassan, Ali Asad, Khalfan Khalfan Ibrahimm Mohammed Majid, Abdul Qadir Elias, Mohammed Muntari, Ahmed Abdel-Maksoud , Mohammed Abdul Muttalib, Abdulaziz Hatem, Hamid Ismail, Moayed Hassan, Majdi Siddiq


  • Qatar were involved in a tour that also included a game against Scotland.
  • There was controversy around Northern Ireland's decision to face Qatar due to the ongoing mistreatment of workers in the build-up to the 2022 World Cup.
  • Aaron Hughes won his 96th cap, making him Northern Ireland's most capped outfield player.