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Craig Cathcart

Craig Cathcart

Craig Cathcart

Northern Ireland defender Craig Cathcart has withdrawn from Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier against the Faroe Islands after failing to recover from a back injury.

Blackpool centre-half Cathcart will not travel to Toftir, Northern Ireland managed Nigel Worthington has confirmed.

The 21-year-old, who moved to Blackpool from Manchester United this year, had already sat out Friday's 0-0 draw with Italy after suffering a back spasm in his club's 2-0 win at Liverpool.

Northern Ireland are unbeaten in two games in qualifying.

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