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Irish FA issue important ticket information for home leg of World Cup play-offs

Ahead of next month's World Cup play-offs, the Irish Football Association has today issued some important ticket information for the home leg.

IN PICTURES - Northern Ireland Fan Gallery

Northern Ireland supporters made the journey to Norway for the final World Cup group qualifier


VIDEO: Norway ‘groundhoppers’ add Portadown as latest club on football tour

There was an international flavour to Saturday’s domestic meeting between Portadown and Ballyclare Comrades at Shamrock Park.

Portadown manager Niall Currie. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

CHAMPIONSHIP: Defiant Currie comes out fighting in face of Portadown criticism

Portadown manager Niall Currie remains defiant in his ability to improve club fortunes despite a dismal start to the Championship campaign.

Northern Ireland fans celebrate

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland have qualified for the World Cup play-offs

Northern Ireland have secured qualification for the play-offs for next summer's World Cup in Russia.
Portadown manager Niall Currie

CHAMPIONSHIP: Portadown slump extends to four defeats as slick Comrades come out on top

Portadown slumped to a fourth successive Bluefin Sport Championship defeat as goals from Gary Brown and Samuel McIlveen secured success for Ballyclare Comrades.

Portadown manager Niall Currie (centre) flanked on his first night in the job by Ronnie Stinson (left, chairman) and Peter Hunniford (right, director of football). Pic by Pacemaker.

CHAMPIONSHIP: Directors’ public backing for Currie as Portadown aim to end three-game losing run

Portadown directors have issued a public statement of support for manager Niall Currie.

Portadown manager Niall Currie. Pic by Pacemaker.

Bailie move attempt to ‘freshen up’ Ports panel

Portadown manager Niall Currie has confirmed the decision to bring John Bailie into the club coaching team as an effort to “freshen up” a squad struggling from three successive defeats.

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Northern Ireland will be hoping to make it to the World Cup finals in Russia next year. (Photo: Presseye)

Football quiz: Northern Ireland v Germany

There's plenty of history between the Northern Ireland national football team and its German counterpart.

CHAMPIONSHIP: Welders penalty stops fightback by 10-man Portadown

CHAMPIONSHIP: Welders penalty stops fightback by 10-man Portadown

Portadown slumped to a third consecutive Bluefin Sport Championship defeat as a David Rainey penalty rocked the 10-man pre-season title favourites.


FEATURE: Footballer Kendra McMullan believes good times are only just beginning for Sion Swifts

The good times continue for Sion Swifts’ Kendra McMullan and not even sickness could keep her down.

Gareth McAuley

FOOTBALL: Gareth McAuley returns to Northern Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers

West Brom's Gareth McAuley is back in Northern Ireland's squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Germany and Norway next month.

Portadown manager Niall Currie. Pics by PressEye Ltd.

IRISH LEAGUE: Knockbreda stay top as Ports suffer another defeat

Championship pre-season promotion favourites Portadown suffered a second successive league defeat as leaders Knockbreda cemented top spot courtesy of an early goal at Shamrock Park.

Northern Ireland Manager Michael O'Neill  celebrates with his Steve Davis and Jonny Evans after the win over Czech Republic

COMMENT: NI’s World Cup dream is alive and kicking

I was only a lad when Northern Ireland made Spain ‘82 and Mexico ‘86.

Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans scoring against the Czech Republic

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland take a step closer to World Cup qualifying play-offs



WATCH: Jonny Evans scores to give Northern Ireland the lead against Czech Republic

Jonny Evans heads Northern Ireland ahead against the Czech Republic on Monday night.

BetMcLean League Cup.

LEAGUE CUP DRAW: Crusaders to host Coleraine again

Coleraine’s trip to Crusaders is the tie of the round in the last sixteen of the BetMcLean League Cup.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during a training session at Windsor Park on Sunday.

Michael O’Neill says Northern Ireland can out-psych Czechs

Seven points currently separate the second-placed Northern Irish and the Czechs with three games to go, meaning Karel Jarolim’s side have to win or their hosts will be guaranteed at least a runners-up berth.

Institute manager Paddy McLaughlin.

CHAMPIONSHIP: Grace brace as Institute shock Portadown at Shamrock Park

Portadown suffered a first defeat of the Championship campaign as two goals in three second-half minutes by Niall Grace set Institute on the path to full points with a 2-1 win.

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