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It's game on: Strachan

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has confirmed his side will face Northern Ireland in a friendly in March.

The Irish FA have still to officially announce the fixture but the Scotland boss has beaten them to it.

Both sides have important Euro 2016 qualifiers on Sunday, March 29 but they have agreed to do battle on Wednesday, March 25, a match which - due to its timing - is unlikely to be a blood and thunder affair.

Strachan's side host Gibraltar on the Sunday while Northern Ireland host Finland on the same day.

"We will play Northern Ireland in a friendly in March," Strachan announced.

The last time the sides met was at the Aviva Stadium in February 2011, the Scots winning 3-0 in the Carling Nations Cup.

Belfast Telegraph