The Irish FA confirm Northern Ireland will face Malta in a friendly game in February
Northern Ireland will take on Malta in an international friendly on February 6th, the Irish FA have confirmed.
Last Updated: 28/11/12 10:21am
The game at the Ta' Qali National Stadium will be the first time the two sides have played each other since a 1-1 draw in a 2005 friendly.
That dramatic encounter saw David Healy score Northern Ireland's goal and Keith Gillespie sent off, while Ivan Woods scored and was later dismissed for the hosts.
Northern Ireland had won the five meetings prior to that, including qualifiers for the 1990 and 2002 World Cups, without conceding a goal.