11 November 2016

619: 11 November 2016

11th November 2016. KO 19:45 GMT
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 4-0 AZERBAIJAN (AZE) (H/T 2-0)


Attendance: 18,404

Referee: Clement Turpin (FRA)
Assistant referees: Cyril Gringore (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Fourth officials: Frank Schneider (FRA)

Goals: NIR: Lafferty 27, McAuley 40, McLaughlin 66, Brunt 83


NORTHERN IRELAND: (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
NIR: (4-3-2-1) M. McGovern; C. McLaughlin, C. Brunt, G, McAuley, J. Evans; C. Evans _ [P. McNair 81], O. Norwood, S. Davis; J. Magennis, S. Ferguson _ [N. McGinn 73]; K. Lafferty [W. Grigg 62]
Unused subs: A. Mannus (gk), T. Carson (gk); L. Hodson, L. Boyce, R. McGivern, A. Hughes, P. Paton, M. Lund, T. Flanagan

AZERBAIJAN: (all red)

Manager: Robert Prosenecki
Captain: Rahid Amirguliyev
AZE: (4-1-4-1) Agayev; Mirzabekov, Medvedev, Huseynov, Dashdemirov; Garayev [Ramazanov 75]; Ismayilov, Makhmudov _ [Nazarov 70], Amirguliyev, Gurbanov; Sheydaev [Yilmaz 46].

Match Report: 

UEFA
Irish FA
BBC
Daily Mail

Match Programme/Ticket:
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Match Photos:
(courtesy of Roy Cathcart)
Kyle Lafferty, Josh Magennis, Chris Brunt, Michael McGovern, Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans
Shane Ferguson, Oliver Norwood, Steven Davis, Corry Evans, Conor McLaughlin)


Squads:
Northern Ireland (BBC)
Goalkeepers: M McGovern (Norwich City), A Mannus (St Johnstone), T Carson (Hartlepool United)
Defenders: A Hughes (Kerala Blasters), G McAuley (West Brom), J Evans (West Brom), C Brunt (West Brom), R McGivern (Shrewsbury Town), C McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town), L Hodson (Rangers), T Flanagan (Burton Albion)
Midfielder: S Davis (Southampton), N McGinn (Aberdeen), O Norwood (Brighton), C Evans (Blackburn Rovers), J Ward (Burton Albion), S Ferguson (Millwall), S Dallas (Leeds United), P McNair (Sunderland), P Paton (St Johnstone), M Lund (Rochdale), Michael Duffy* (Celtic, on loan at Dundee)
Forwards: K Lafferty (Norwich City), J Magennis (Charlton Athletic), C Washington (QPR), W Grigg (Wigan Athletic), L Boyce* (Ross Co)
* late call-up

Azerbaijan
Kamran Aghayev (Sumgayit), Anar Nazirov  (Zira), Salahat Aghayev  (Inter), Tarlan Guliyev (Inter), Maksim Medvedev  (Qarabagh), Badavi Huseynov  (Qarabagh), Rashad Sadigov (Qarabagh), Pavel Pashayev  (Stal (UKR)), Magomed Mirzabekov  (Gabala), Arif Dashdamirov (Qarabagh), Ruslan Abishov  (Inter), Rahid Amirguliyev (Qarabagh), Gara Garayev (Qarabagh), Elvin Mammadov  (Zira), Afran Ismayilov  (Qarabagh), Dmitry Nazarov  (Erzgedirge Aue (GER)), Rahman Hajiyev  (Neftchi), Araz Abdullayev  (Neftchi), Eddi Israfilov (Cadiz (SPA)), Emin Mahmudov  (Boavishta (POR)), Aghabala Ramazanov  (Inter), Ruslan Gurbanov (Neftchi), Namik Alaskarov  (Qarabagh), Ramil Sheydayev  (Trabzonspor (TUR)), Mahir Madatov (Qarabagh)

Notes:
  • This match coincided with Remembrance Day. FIFA rules controversially prohibited the wearing of a Poppy by the players, however they did wear black armbands as a mark of respect while there was a minute's silence, a wreath laying, bucket collection and card display in the Kop Stand. FIFA then launched an investigation into what they deemed "political" displays. Eventually the Irish FA was levied with a 15,000 SFr (£11,770) fine.

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