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677: 23 March 2023

676 vs Greece - 677 - 678 vs Finland UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying Group H San Marino (SMR) - Northern Ireland (NIR) Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle Northern Ireland: Manager: Michael O'Neill San Marino: Head Coach:  Fabrizio Costantini Pre-Match Northern Ireland Squad ( BBC ) Goalkeepers: Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Conor Hazard (HJK Helsinki), Luke Southwood (Cheltenham Town, on loan from Reading). Defenders: Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Daniel Ballard (Sunderland), Conor Bradley (Bolton Wanderers, on loan from Liverpool), Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United), Ciaron Brown (Oxford United), Trai Hume (Sunderland), Eoin Toal (Bolton Wanderers). Midfielders: Paddy McNair (Middlesbrough), Shane Ferguson (Rotherham United), George Saville (Millwall), Jordan Thompson (Stoke City), Shea Charles (Manchester City), Cameron McGeehan (KV Oostende), Isaac Price (Everton), Sean Goss (Motherwell). Forwards: Josh Magennis (Wigan Athletic), Conor Washington (Rotherham

What If...? Northern Ireland Kits - Adidas 1990-2012

From 1977-1990 Northern Ireland exclusively wore Adidas kits. If they had remained with the Germans, here are some potential Northern Ireland shirts based on those produced up to 2012 when the Irish FA were once again supplied three-striped attire. Sincere thanks to Tribal Colours  from Football Shirts History for supplying many of the illustrations below. 1986 These were the final kits of the era supplied to the Irish FA by Adidas. They were issued for the 1986 World Cup Finals and were retained through to the change to Umbro in 1990... From here-on we enter fantasy territory. 1988 Real life saw Northern Ireland retain their Mexico 86 kits for what now seems a spendthrift four years. How about they entered a 2-year cycle and were issued with this kit based on the one worn by Liverpool from 1987-89. The away is in a template used by both Germanys, Netherlands and USSR. 1990 As the 1990s dawned Adidas's kit designs made a startling change. The home kit shown here i