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The damaged West Stand at Windsor Park in south Belfast. Picture: Kevin Scott

The damaged West Stand at Windsor Park in south Belfast. Picture: Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott 

Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Windsor Park Damage

Pictured is the severely damaged West Stand at Windsor Park in South Belfast, the damaged was discovered earlier today

Picture Credit - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Windsor Park Damage Pictured is the severely damaged West Stand at Windsor Park in South Belfast, the damaged was discovered earlier today Picture Credit - Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott 

Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Windsor Park Damage

Pictured is the severely damaged West Stand at Windsor Park in South Belfast, the damaged was discovered earlier today

Picture Credit - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Windsor Park Damage Pictured is the severely damaged West Stand at Windsor Park in South Belfast, the damaged was discovered earlier today Picture Credit - Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott 

Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Windsor Park Damage

Pictured is the severely damaged West Stand at Windsor Park in South Belfast, the damaged was discovered earlier today

Picture Credit - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Windsor Park Damage Pictured is the severely damaged West Stand at Windsor Park in South Belfast, the damaged was discovered earlier today Picture Credit - Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott 

Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Windsor Park Damage

Pictured is the severely damaged West Stand at Windsor Park in South Belfast, the damaged was discovered earlier today

Picture Credit - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Windsor Park Damage Pictured is the severely damaged West Stand at Windsor Park in South Belfast, the damaged was discovered earlier today Picture Credit - Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott

Club and international matches at Windsor Park in Belfast could be in doubt after the West Stand was sealed off because of possible subsidence. Picture by Arthur Allison

Club and international matches at Windsor Park in Belfast could be in doubt after the West Stand was sealed off because of possible subsidence. Picture by Arthur Allison

Pacemaker Press Belfast: 31-03-2015:  Windsor Park: Safety fears over West Stand after cracks spotted.
Club and international matches at Windsor Park in Belfast could be in doubt after the West Stand was sealed off because of possible subsidence. Cracks in the structure of the stand were spotted on Tuesday and the area has been sealed off.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast: 31-03-2015: Windsor Park: Safety fears over West Stand after cracks spotted. Club and international matches at Windsor Park in Belfast could be in doubt after the West Stand was sealed off because of possible subsidence. Cracks in the structure of the stand were spotted on Tuesday and the area has been sealed off. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

The damaged West Stand at Windsor Park in south Belfast. Picture: Kevin Scott

Safety fears could shut Windsor Park in Belfast after the West Stand was sealed off because of possible subsidence.

The Irish FA is currently investigating the extent of the damage at the Kop, which it says was 'caused overnight'.

Cracks in the structure of the stand were spotted on Tuesday and the area has been sealed off.

Northern Ireland's next match and Irish Cup final between Glentoran and Portadown could now be in doubt.

"The Irish FA (IFA) became aware on Tuesday morning of some damage having been caused overnight to the West Stand," the IFA said in a statement.

"We are currently awaiting a report from the structural engineers."

Belfast Telegraph