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659: 31 March 2021

                658 vs. USA Wednesday, 31 March 2021 KO: 19:45 (BST) 659 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 660 vs. MAL National Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast (H) Att: 0 * Northern Ireland 0-0 Bulgaria NIR 0-0 BUL                 Attendance: (behind closed doors due to COVID-19 pandemic) Referee:  Yigal Frid (ISR) Assistant Referees:  Nati Dotan (ISR), Matityahu Yakobov (ISR) Fourth Official:  Snir Levy (ISR) Match Events N. Ireland Bulgaria - ■ McNair - 24' 33' 45+2' ■ Hristov - ■ Antov - HT [0-0] - ■ Savi

658: 28 March 2021

657 vs Italy - 658 - 659 vs Bulgaria International Challenge Match Sunday, 28th March 2021. KO: 17:05 BST NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1-2 UNITED STATES (USA)  (H/T 0-1) Venue: National Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast Attendance: (behind closed door due to Covid-19 Pandemic) Referee: Rob Jenkins Assistant Referees: Fourth Official: Goals: NIR McGinn 88 ;   USA Reyna 30 , Pulisic 59 (pen) NORTHERN IRELAND:  (green shirts, white shorts, green socks) Manager: Ian Baraclough Captain: Kyle Lafferty 3-5-2 Hazard; Ballard [Smith 79 ], McLaughlin, Brown; Kennedy [McGinn 67 ], Thompson, Saville [McCann 60 ], Evans [McNair 60 ], Ferguson [Lewis 60 ]; Lafferty, Lavery [Charles 60 ] Subs: Peacock-Farrell (gk), Hughes (gk); Lewis, McGinn, Charles, Dallas, McCann, McNair, Whyte, Cathcart, Magennis Bookings: Saville 44 USA:  (white shirts, navy shorts, navy socks) Head Coach: Gregg Berhalter Captain:  Christian Pulisic 3-4-3 Steffen; Long [Richards 63 ], Miazga, Ream; Dest [Reynolds 45 ], Acosta [de l

Scottish Champions

The Scottish League Championship trophy Awarded to the best team in Scotland until 1998 and the winner of the second tier (currently the Championship) since This weekend, Northern Ireland captain, Steven Davis had his fourth Scottish title win confirmed, as Rangers ended their decade-long championship drought, and Celtic's hopes of an historic 10-in-a-row. The following players have been crowned Scottish champions, whether by the Scottish Football League (1890-1998) , Scottish Premier League (1999-2013) , or the current governing body, the Scottish Professional Football League (since 2014) . It is telling that no (Northern) Ireland player has ever won a Scottish title medal with a club other than the Old Firm giants - Rangers and Celtic. (players are assumed to have claimed a medal only if they have made 10 or more appearances, or other mitigating factors leading to a medal award are known) 7 Bertie Manderson (Rangers) 1917/18, 1919/20, 1920/21, 1922/23, 1923/24, 1924/25, 1926/27 6

656: 18 November 2020

                655 vs. AUT 2020/21 Wednesday, 18 November 2020 KO: 19:45 656 2020/21 UEFA Nations League 657 vs. ITA National Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast (H) Att: 1,060* Northern Ireland 1-1 Romania NIR 0-0 ROU                 * restricted attendance due to COVID-19 Pandemic Referee : Sandro Schärer (SUI) Assistant Referees:  Jan Köbeli (SUI), Jonas Erni (SUI) Fourth Official:  Fedayi San (SUI) Goals:  NIR: Boyce (56'); ROM: Bicfalvi (81') NORTHERN IRELAND : 3-5-2 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks) Manager : Ian Baraclough Captain : Jonathan Evans Team : B Peacock-Farrell; D Ballard, J Evans, C Cathcart;

655: 15 November 2020

654 vs Slovakia -  655 -  656 vs Romania 2020-21 UEFA Nations League  - League B Group 1 Sun 15th November 2020. KO: 19.45 AUSTRIA  (AUT) 2-1  NORTHERN IRELAND  (NIR) (H/T 0-0) Venue:  Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna Attendance : Behind closed doors due to Covid-19 Referee : Maurizio Mariani (ITA) Assistant Referees:  Alberto Tegoni (ITA) Stefano Del Giovane (ITA) Fourth Official:  Federico La Penna (ITA) Goals:  NIR: Magennis (75'); AUT: Schaub (81'), Grbić (87') NORTHERN IRELAND : 3-5-2 (white shirts, navy blue shorts, white socks) Manager : Ian Baraclough Captain : Stuart Dallas Team : M McGovern; T Flanagan, D Ballard (C Cathcart 83'), C McLaughlin; S Ferguson (J Lewis 36'), S Dallas, A McCann (S Davis 83'), P McNair, M Smith; C Washington (J Magennis 62'), L Boyce (G Whyte 62') Unused subs : B Peacock-Farrell [GK], C Hazard [GK], J Evans, E Galbraith, R McLaughlin,  Booked : L Boyce (25'), M McGovern (80') AUSTRIA : 4-4-2 (red shirts, white s