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Video: The real World Cup comes to Belfast - for a movie premiere


It was one special night for Northern Ireland football fans. The 'actual' 2018 FIFA World Cup was in Belfast - to coincide with the premiere of the new film 'Shooting for Socrates'. The movie tells the inspirational story of the Northern Ireland team's qualification for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico when they played Brazil. Game of Thrones actor Conleth Hill plays former BBC commentator Jackie Fullerton in the film. Both Conleth and Jackie were at the premiere at the Waterfront Hall - along with many former NI stars from those halcyon days in the mid-80s - Gerry Armstrong, Pat Jennings and Sammy McIlroy. "I'll always remember that night playing Brazil - it was my 41st birthday," said Pat Jennings. Shooting for Socrates goes on general release on June 12.

 

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