Belfast Telegraph

Our European dream

With three teams who played in the World Cup in their European Championships qualifying group, it is vital that Northern Ireland get off to a flying start tonight, with a victory against one of those teams, Slovenia. It is also a small country with limited talent, but, like Northern Ireland in the past, has learned to make the most of its resources.

Victory for Northern Ireland would be a massive morale boost given recent results and the chaos in the domestic game.

Manager Nigel Worthington needs to tap into the doughty Ulster spirit and pride of his players.

Then, anything is possible.

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