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Head coach Jonathan Michael - games will be great preparation for World Cup qualifiers

Tuesday 15 Jan 2019

Northern Ireland Futsal Head Coach Jonathan Michael has named his squad for the upcoming futsal international friendlies taking place in Northern Ireland this weekend.

The matches will take place at Newry Leisure Centre on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th January, with both games kicking off at 18:30.

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“The players and backroom staff are delighted to be playing Malta this weekend,” Michael said. “We played them in Malta a few months ago and the teams were evenly matched with both sides recording a victory. We always look forward to performing in front of a home crowd and these games will provide great preparation for World Cup qualifiers at the end of the month.”

Speaking about the World Cup qualifiers, he added: “This will be our first time participating in Championship qualification and we are looking forward to the test. In our first game we will play a quality side in Finland who are in the top 30 of the World rankings. The players will rise to this challenge and I know they will learn a lot from this experience.

“In our second game we will play the hosts Moldova, they are a top 50 side and with a home crowd behind them we know the atmosphere will be special. In the third game we will play familiar opposition in Wales who we defeated in last year’s Home Nations. The players are looking forward to the experience and we are confident in giving a strong account of ourselves.”

The Northern Ireland futsal squad:

Goalkeepers: Philip Irvine (World United Futsal Club), Matthew McErlain (Belfast United Futsal Club)

Defenders: Adam Barr (FC Salisbury United), Scott Gunn (Newcastle Futsal Club), John Gibson (Banbridge Town Futsal Club), Ciaran Donaghy (Belfast United Futsal Club), James Gould (Banbridge Town Futsal Club).

Wingers: Jack Magee (Belfast United Futsal Club), Craig Taylor (Belfast United Futsal Club), Danny Stapleton (Manchester Futsal Club), Jordan Wilson (Banbridge Town Futsal Club), Conor Glenholmes (Wattcell Futsal Club).

Forwards: Darius Roohi (Sparta Belfast Futsal Club), Connor Millar (FC Salisbury United).
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