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Northern Ireland Made European Championships Qualifying History On Sunday Night

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Northern Ireland conceded a late equaliser to Finland on Sunday evening, but a 1-1 draw was still enough to see them top Group F of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Michael O'Neill's side accumulated 21 points over their ten games, sufficient enough to make them the first ever fifth seeded team to top a European Championships qualifying group.

Greece - the top seeded team in the group - finished bottom, while second seeded Hungary picked up a playoff spot and third seeded Romania also automatically qualified.


Northern Ireland secured qualification - for their first major finals in 30 years - on Thursday night with a 3-1 win against Greece. Next summer will also be their inaugural European Championships finals.

Michael O'Neill could not resist a (possibly inadvertent) celebration dance following Sunday night's draw.


Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

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