Northern Ireland game in doubt

Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Russia on Friday night is in doubt due to bad weather in Belfast.

Last Updated: 22/03/13 at 14:50 Post Comment

Windsor Park: Hit by overnight snow.

Windsor Park: Hit by overnight snow.

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."

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