Russia game set for August

Northern Ireland will play Russia on 14 August in a rearranged World Cup Group F qualifier, Sky Sports understands.

Last Updated: 11/04/13 at 06:52 Post Comment

The scene at Windsor Park that forced Northern Ireland's game with Russia to

The scene at Windsor Park that forced Northern Ireland's game with Russia to

The game had to be called off on successive days in March due to heavy snow and ice at Windsor Park.

Russia are understood to have been keen for the fixture to be rearranged for 11 June, to tie-in with their qualifier against Portugal four days earlier.

But the Irish Football Association (IFA) were unhappy with that arrangement as British players will be in their off-season by then.

Instead, the game looks likely to go ahead in August when British domestic football is back under way again.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

put Ince in my fantasy football team, so it's no surprise at all really. I do that to players. Also responsible for De Jong and Upson being injured. Think I'll transfer in Di Maria just to ruin United....

megabrow (cufc)
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

Footer 365

Scottish football: Kenny McLean insists St Mirren are still a united squad

Kenny McLean insists St Mirren are still a united camp, despite rumours suggesting otherwise.

European qualifiers: Chris Coleman names Wales squad and backs young guns to shine

Wales coach Chris Coleman has backed his younger players to shine in the absence of star duo Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen.

Europa League: Police Scotland have warned Celtic fans not to sell on match tickets

Police have warned Celtic fans not to sell tickets to Dinamo Zagreb supporters ahead of Thursday's Europa League tie.

Mail Box

It Was Better When City Were Rubbish

'I think I preferred it when we were s**t' says one City fan in the afternoon mailbox. There's a decent chat about the empty seats plus views on Liverpool and Roma...

Do City Really Need To Expand Their Stadium?

That's the question posed by one Man United fan in the mailbox after seeing the empty seats at the Etihad last night. Sadly, there isn't a single mail from a City supporter...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property