World Cup: Northern Ireland qualifier against Russia faces pitch inspection
Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Russia is in doubt due to bad weather in Belfast.
Last Updated: 22/03/13 2:50pm
Overnight rain and snow has left wintry conditions in the city, making the Windsor Park pitch a major concern.
With the Linfield stadium exposed to the elements and lacking undersoil heating, officials checked the pitch at 10am, after which they announced that they would need to hold a further inspection.
And the IFA released a further statement at 1.30pm which said: "The referee and match delegates are deliberating further on the situation regarding the game. An update will be given within the next hour."