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659: 31 March 2021

 658 vs USA - 659  - 2022 FIFA World Cup - European Qualifying Group C Wednesday 31st March 2021. KO: 19:45 BST NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 0-0 BULGARIA (BUL) (H/T 0-0) Venue: National Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast 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) Goals: NORTHERN IRELAND (green, white, green) Manager: Ian Baraclough Captain: Steven Davis Team: Peacock-Farrell; Ballard [Smith 74 ], J. Evans, Cathcart, Lewis; Dallas, Davis, McNair, Saville [Kennedy 74 ]; Whyte [McGinn 64 ], Magennis [Lafferty 82 ] Subs: Hazard (gk), Hughes (gk); C. McLaughlin, McGinn, Charles, Lafferty, Ferguson, C. Evans, Thompson, McCann, Smith, Kennedy Booked: McNair 33 , Saville BULGARIA (red, green, red) Head Coach: Yasen Petrov Captain: Georgi Kostadinov Team:  Naumov; Hristov, Antov, Hristov, Yomov [], Vutov [Iliev 45 ], Kostadinov [Vitanovat 44 ], Chochev, Tsvetano

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 Austria -  656  - 657 vs Italy 2020-21 UEFA Nations League  - League B Group 1 Wed 16th November 2020. KO: 19.45 NORTHERN IRELAND  (NIR) 1-1  ROMANIA  (ROU) (H/T 0-0) Venue:  National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast Attendance : Restricted to 1,060 home fans-only due to Covid-19 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; M Kennedy (J Lewis 66'), P McNair, M Smith (E Galbraith 79'), A McCann, S Dallas; J Magennis (C McLaughlin 79'), L Boyce (C Washington 66') Unused subs : M McGovern [GK], C Hazard [GK], T Flanagan, R McLaughlin, G Whyte Booked : L Boyce (25'), M McGovern (80') ROMANIA : 3-4-3 (yellow shirts, yellow shorts, yellow socks) Coach

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
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