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O'Neill: England can advance
O'Neill: England can advance Northern Ireland

O'Neill: England can advance

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill believes England will have the edge over Uruguay in Sao Paulo this Thursday.

Donnelly to cement position Northern Ireland

Donnelly to cement position

Liam Donnelly is hoping to win a place for both club and country next season after making his Northern Ireland debut.

O'Neill happy with players Northern Ireland

O'Neill happy with players

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill believes that his side's South American tour was a success.

Chile defeat Northern Ireland Northern Ireland

Chile defeat Northern Ireland

Chile completed their World Cup preparations with a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland after two late goals in Valparaiso.

Activate Sky Sports 5 Now Northern Ireland

Activate Sky Sports 5 Now

Sky Sports launches new channel dedicated to European Football - Sky Sports 5.

O'Neill targets set pieces Northern Ireland

O'Neill targets set pieces

Michael O'Neill believes set-pieces could hold the key to improving Northern Ireland's fortunes in front of goal.

Hughes awaits contract offers Northern Ireland

Hughes awaits contract offers

Aaron Hughes will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip to South America as he awaits offers from potential new employers.

Uruguay see off N.Ireland Northern Ireland

Uruguay see off N.Ireland

Northern Ireland showed England they have little to fear from Uruguay after an honourable 1-0 defeat in Montevideo.

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