Match Preview Live – Luxembourg vs Ireland 25.03.2022 – Reuters


Paddy McNair, Connor Bradley and Bailey Peacock-Farrell were left out of Northern Ireland’s friendly against Luxembourg on Friday.

McNair will miss this week’s after suffering a leg injury in Middlesbrough’s FA Cup quarter – final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

The 26-year-old has joined Belfast’s Ian Baraclo’s team but will remain behind to continue treatment and will return for next month’s home match against Hungary.

Friday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Kick off at 7:15.

Liverpool right-back Bradley has not yet joined the squad and remains at Merseyside to assess his knee problem.

Similarly, Sheffield goalkeeper Peacock-Farrell, who is on loan from Burnley on Wednesday, has yet to join the squad and will miss the trip to Luxembourg, although the 25-year-old is expected to play in the match against Hungary.

Peacock-Farrell will not be injured and will be available before joining Barാരാa’s squad for Saturday’s Owls League One game against Cheltenham. Northern Ireland’s other goalkeepers are Conor Hazard and Luke Southwood.

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Highlights of the World Cup Qualifying Group C match between Northern Ireland and Italy.

Barrack’s options strengthened on Monday with the news that Leicester defender Johnny Evans will be available for the trip to Luxembourg, which did not feature in the original 25 – man squad.

Evans, 34, is battling a long leg injury but will travel to Luxembourg after 25 minutes of Leicester’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Brentford on Sunday.

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However, Evans will not be available for the match against Hungary as he returns to action.

How to follow

Luxembourg v Northern Ireland
Live on Luxembourg vs Northern Ireland Sky Sports

Watch Luxembourg vs Northern Ireland live Sky Sports Premier League Friday from 7 p.m .; Kick Off 7:15 pm Full match summaries will also be posted Sky Sports And digital platforms Sky Sports Football YouTube channel at the last whistle.

Opt Statistics

  • Northern Ireland won their last match against Luxembourg in September 2019, 1-0 in a friendly with Kevin Malgate’s own goal.
  • Luxembourg have previously hosted Northern Ireland twice, losing 3-1 in a friendly in February 2000 but qualifying for the World Cup with a 3-2 victory in their last home match in September 2013.
  • Northern Ireland have kept four clean sheets in their last six matches (W2 D2 L2), one more than in their previous 19 matches. They are looking to retain the top three for the first time after running five times between March and September 2017.
  • Luxembourg have lost just two of their last 10 matches (D1 L7) in their last 3-0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland last November.
  • Northern Ireland have lost just four of their last 19 friendlies (W10 D5), winning their last friendly against Estonia last September, 1-0.
  • Northern Ireland have won just five of their last 25 games in all competitions (D7 L13), yet have won four of them.
  • They have scored a total of eight goals in Gerson Rodriguez’s last nine games in Luxembourg – Rodriguez has scored five goals and assisted on two goals.
  • Connor Washington’s international football victory over Bulgaria last October saw the Northern Ireland players score just one goal in their final 465 minutes. Their other goal at the time was Benaz Satkas’ own goal for Lithuania last November.
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