19/02/2018

Northern Ireland To Play Israel At Windsor Park

Northern Ireland are to play against Israel in a friendly international on Tuesday, 11 September.

The match will take place at Windsor Park at 7.45pm.

The game comes three days after Northern Ireland play Bosnia and Herzegovina in the UEFA Nations League at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. 

Northern Ireland Manager Michael O'Neill said:

"When we are looking at options for friendly matches we want teams that will challenge us and help us improve as a squad. Israel offer both of those things.
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"This is an excellent game for us and we will use it to build on what will hopefully be a positive result against Bosnia. This friendly match completes our schedule for 2018 and I am pleased with the mix of fixtures that we have.

"With friendly games against South Korea, Panama, Costa Rica, the Republic of Ireland and now Israel, as well as the competitive matches against Bosnia and Austria, we have a varied but exciting schedule and one which I believe will stand us in good stead ahead of the start of EURO 2020 qualifying next year."

(CD/JP)

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