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Germany beat Northern Ireland to seal World Cup place

Germany needed to avoid defeat to make sure of qualifying for Russia 2018 (Image credit: Press Eye)

Defending champions Germany confirmed their qualification for next year’s World Cup in Russia by beating Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast. Sebastian Rudy shot into the top corner in the second minute, Sandro Wagner rifled home from the edge of the area, and Joshua Kimmich drove in late on. Josh Magennis headed Northern Ireland’s goal in stoppage time. Germany progress as ...

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Will Grigg and Paul Pogba receive same number of votes in Uefa poll


Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg received as many votes as France midfielder Paul Pogba in Uefa’s search for Europe’s best player. Journalists from 55 member associations voted for their five best-ranked players for last season. Juventus’ Pogba and Wigan’s Grigg came 25th out of 37, while Gareth Bale and Lionel Messi made the 10-man shortlist. Grigg, 25, failed to make an ...

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EURO 2016: Gomez guarantees top spot for Germany


Germany progressed to the last 16 of UEFA EURO 2016 with a narrow but deserved victory against Northern Ireland, who did not have to wait long to find out that they are through as one of the best third-placed finishers. Making his first start of the tournament in attack, Mario Gomez found the target with almost half an hour gone, ...

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EURO 2016: Poland defeat Northern Irish for first EURO win

Poland's forward Arkadiusz Milik (R) celebrates his goal with Poland's defender Artur Jedrzejczyk during the Euro 2016 group C football match between Poland and Northern Ireland at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on June 12, 2016. / AFP / Valery HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Arkadiusz Milik broke the resistance of Northern Ireland and earned Poland their first UEFA European Championship finals win at the seventh time of asking. If Poland were irked at not having led at the break after a one-sided first half then that annoyance will have dissipated with the Ajax forward’s 11th international goal, a low shot beyond Michael McGovern from just ...

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Northern Ireland: Michael O’Neill hails Euro 2016 qualification

Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill (Image credit: PA)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill says the success of qualifying for Euro 2016 proves his team are capable of achieving even more. O’Neill’s side booked their place at a major tournament for the first time since 1986 with a 3-1 win over Greece in Belfast on Thursday. “The players were outstanding. Right through the team, they were magnificent,” he said. ...

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