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Euro 2016: Northern Ireland handed UEFA warning for kit rules breach

Logistical issue led to players wearing wrong training gear

By Claire Williamson

Northern Ireland were issued a warning from UEFA after they wore branded clothing during an open training session.

On Tuesday, during the sessions players were expected to avoid any sponsor branding on their kit.

However the IFA were handed a warning after Michael O'Neill's team began wearing their standard training tops before covering them with UEFA bibs.

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Northern Ireland play their first game of Euro 2016 on Sunday against Poland in Nice.

It's the first time they have reached a major tournament in almost 30 years.

A UEFA spokesperson told Sky Sports News HQ: "We were informed that due to a logistical issue, the Northern Ireland team did not have their unbranded training kit available for this open training session.

"We were satisfied with their explanation but they will be warned to avoid a repeat of this situation and we don't expect it to happen again."

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