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No date set for Russia clash

Published 09/04/2013

Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Russia was called off on successive days last month
Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Russia was called off on successive days last month

The Irish Football Association have denied reports that Northern Ireland's postponed World Cup qualifier against Russia has been rearranged for June 11.

The fixture was called off on successive days last month due to heavy snow and ice at Windsor Park.

The rival associations have been discussing potential dates, with Russia favouring the June window as they are already playing Portugal on June 7.

Northern Ireland would prefer a different date as their British-based players will have been in their off-season for several weeks by then.

Reports had suggested June 11 had been decided upon, but a spokesman for the IFA told Press Association Sport: "No date has been set as yet for the Northern Ireland v Russia game. Discussions are ongoing."

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