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Northern Ireland in McDonald tribute

Northern Ireland fans will get the chance to bid farewell to former national captain Alan McDonald before Wednesday's friendly against Finland.

QPR stalwart McDonald, who won 52 caps for his country and went on to manage Irish League side Glentoran, died at the age of the 48 in June.

McDonald's son and brother have been asked to lead the sides out at Windsor Park ahead of a minute's applause before kick-off.

Geoff Wilson, head of communications for the Irish Football Association, said: "It will be very emotional but we spoke to a lot of supporters' clubs and they all want to pay their respects.

"We would like fans to be in Windsor Park by 7.25pm so that they can pay their respects to Alan and give his family a special moment to remember."

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