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Northern Ireland to play Turkey

Northern Ireland will visit Turkey for an international friendly to be held on November 15, the Irish Football Association has announced.

Michael O'Neill's men - who recently finished fifth in World Cup qualifying group F, winning only one of their 10 games - face Turkey in the southern city of Adana during the next international break.

A statement from the Irish FA confirmed the game would take place at the Adana 5 Ocak Stadium with a kick-off time of 1900 GMT.

Northern Ireland have lost their last three meetings with Turkey, the most recent encounter a 2-0 defeat for Nigel Worthington's side in Connecticut in May 2010. Turkey won 3-0 both home and away during qualifying for the 2000 European Championships.

Turkey are currently managed by Fatih Terim but, like next month's visitors, will not participate in next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil after finishing fourth in qualifying Group D.


From Belfast Telegraph