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UEFA EURO: Northern Ireland - Germany Match press kits

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Northern IrelandNorthern IrelandWindsor Park - BelfastMonday 9 September 2019
20.45CET (19.45 local time)
Group C - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/10/2017QR (GS)Northern Ireland - Germany1-3
BelfastMagennis 90+3; Rudy 2, Wagner 21, Kimmich 86
11/10/2016QR (GS)Germany - Northern Ireland2-0
HanoverDraxler 13, Khedira 17
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/06/2016GS-FTNorthern Ireland - Germany0-1
ParisGomez 30
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/09/1999PR (GS)Germany - Northern Ireland4-0
DortmundBierhoff 2, Ziege 15, 35, 45
27/03/1999PR (GS)Northern Ireland - Germany0-3
BelfastBode 19, 43, Hamann 62
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/08/1997QR (GS)Northern Ireland - Germany1-3
BelfastMichael Hughes 60; Bierhoff 73, 78, 79
09/11/1996QR (GS)Germany - Northern Ireland1-1NurembergMöller 41; Taggart 39
1984 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
16/11/1983PR (GS)West Germany - Northern Ireland0-1
HamburgWhiteside 50
17/11/1982PR (GS)Northern Ireland - West Germany1-0
BelfastStewart 18
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/05/1961QR (GS)Germany - Northern Ireland2-1
BerlinKress 29, Brülls 58; McIlroy 85
26/10/1960QR (GS)Northern Ireland - Germany3-4
BelfastMc Adams 25, 51, 89; Brülls 6, Seeler 53, Dörfel 54, 80
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/06/1958GS-FTGermany - Northern Ireland2-2MalmoRahn 20, Seeler 79; McParland 17, 58
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Northern Ireland210121011001520328
Northern Ireland3003301210107025917
Northern Ireland------------5023313
Northern Ireland5104511320111724111438

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 09/09/2019 11:53CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Northern Ireland - Squad list
Current season
-Michael McGovern12/07/198435Norwich - 0000
-Trevor Carson05/03/198831Motherwell - 0000
-Bailey Peacock-Farrell29/10/199622Leeds - 4000
-Jonny Evans03/01/198831Leicester - 4100
-Craig Cathcart06/02/198930Watford - 4000
-Conor McLaughlin26/07/199128Sunderland - 1000
-Liam Donnelly07/03/199623Motherwell - 0000
-Paddy McNair27/04/199524Middlesbrough - 4100
-Tom Flanagan21/10/199127Sunderland - 0000
-Steven Davis01/01/198534Rangers - 4100
-Josh Magennis15/08/199029Hull - 4200
-Corry Evans30/07/199029Blackburn - 1000
-Stuart Dallas19/04/199128Leeds - 4000
-Shane Ferguson12/07/199128Millwall - 2000
-George Saville01/06/199326Middlesbrough - 4000
-Jordan Thompson03/01/199722Blackpool - 0000
-Jamal Lewis25/01/199821Norwich - 4000
-Kyle Lafferty16/09/198731Sarpsborg - 3000
-Niall McGinn20/07/198732Aberdeen - 2100
-Liam Boyce08/04/199128Burton - 2000
-Gavin Whyte31/01/199623Cardiff - 1000
-Shayne Lavery08/12/199820Linfield - 0000
-Conor Washington18/05/199227Sheff. United - 2100
-Michael O'Neill05/07/196950 - 4000
Germany - Squad list
Current season
-Manuel Neuer27/03/198633Bayern - 4000
-Bernd Leno04/03/199227Arsenal - 0000
-Marc-André ter Stegen30/04/199227Barcelona - 0000
-Niklas Süle03/09/199524Bayern - 4000
-Niklas Stark14/04/199524Hertha - 0000
-Jonathan Tah11/02/199623Leverkusen - 2000
-Matthias Ginter19/01/199425Mönchengladbach - 4000
-Marcel Halstenberg27/09/199127Leipzig - 1000
-Lukas Klostermann03/06/199623Leipzig - 2000
-Jonas Hector27/05/199029Köln - 0000
-Toni Kroos04/01/199029Real Madrid - 2100
-Marco Reus31/05/198930Dortmund - 4300
-Emre Can12/01/199425Juventus - 0000
-Julian Brandt02/05/199623Dortmund - 2000
-Joshua Kimmich08/02/199524Bayern - 4000
-Kai Havertz11/06/199920Leverkusen - 1000
-Serge Gnabry14/07/199524Bayern - 4400
-Timo Werner06/03/199623Leipzig - 2100
-Luca Waldschmidt19/05/199623Freiburg - 0000
-Joachim Löw03/02/196059 - 2000

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:32CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Michael O'Neill

Date of birth: 5 July 1969
Nationality: Northern Irish
Playing career: Coleraine, Newcastle, Dundee United, Hibernian, Coventry, Aberdeen (loan), Reading (loan), Wigan, Saint Johnstone, Portland Timbers, Clydebank, Glentoran, Ayr United
Coaching career: Brechin City, Shamrock Rovers, Northern Ireland

• A midfielder and forward during a 20-year playing career, O'Neill spent the bulk of his time in Scotland, most notably with Dundee United and Hibernian. Enjoyed late success when winning a Northern Irish league and League Cup double with Glentoran in 2002/03.

• Made 31 appearances for his country, scoring four goals, two of which came in a memorable 5-3 victory against Austria during EURO '96 qualifying.

• Moved into coaching as assistant manager of Scottish club Cowdenbeath in 2005 before taking the reins at Brechin in March 2006. Was named coach of Shamrock Rovers in the Republic of Ireland in December 2008, guiding the Hoops to a second-place finish in his debut season before clinching their first title since 1994 in 2010.

• Made history as Rovers became the first Irish side to qualify for the group stage of a European competition, beating Partizan in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League play-offs. Also led the Hoops to a second successive domestic championship in 2011.

• Appointed coach of his country in December 2011 and helped Northern Ireland record several notable results in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, including a 1-1 draw in Portugal and a home win against Russia. Even better was to come as O'Neill steered his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, their first UEFA European Championship appearance, taking Northern Ireland to the last 16 at the finals in France, and agreed a new contract despite losing out to Switzerland in the 2018 World Cup play-offs.


Joachim Löw

Date of birth: 3 February 1960
Nationality: German
Playing career: Freiburg (three times), Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Schaffhausen, Winterthur, Frauenfeld
Coaching career: Winterthur (youth), Frauenfeld, Stuttgart, Fenerbahçe, Karlsruhe, Adanaspor, Tirol Innsbruck, Austria Wien, Germany (assistant), Germany

• A native of the Black Forest in south-west Germany, Löw spent most of his playing days with local club Freiburg, where he had three spells, before winding down his career in Switzerland.

• Operated as a player-coach in Switzerland before becoming an assistant, and later head coach, back in Germany with Stuttgart. Succeeded Rolf Fringer in 1996 and led the Swabian side to a German Cup win in his first season and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final against Chelsea in his second.

• Left Stuttgart for Fenerbahçe but struggled to match his early success until he joined Tirol Innsbruck, guiding the team to the 2001/02 Austrian Bundesliga title. After nine months with Austria Wien he was summoned by old friend Jürgen Klinsmann to become his assistant with Germany. The pair steered the Nationalmannschaft to a third-place finish on home soil at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

• Replaced Klinsmann as head coach, taking the side to the UEFA EURO 2008 final and third place at the 2010 World Cup. They also reached the last four of UEFA EURO 2012, before qualifying unbeaten for the 2014 global finals. The real glory was to follow in Brazil, Löw leading the team to their fourth world title with a 1-0 final defeat of Argentina.

• Germany were unable to add the European title to their world crown, losing to hosts France in the UEFA EURO 2016 semi-finals. Löw led the team to a 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup triumph in Russia but a year later, in the same country, the holders' World Cup defence ended unexpectedly in the group stage.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDaniele Orsato (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesAlessandro Giallatini (ITA) , Fabiano Preti (ITA)
  • Fourth officialDaniele Doveri (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateClaude Runavot (FRA)
  • UEFA Referee observerMarkus Nobs (SUI)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Daniele Orsato23/11/1975563

Daniele Orsato

Referee since: 1992
First division: 2006
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup


UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
14/09/2016UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenPFC CSKA Moskva2-2Leverkusen
12/04/2017UCLQFBorussia DortmundAS Monaco FC2-3Dortmund
23/08/2017UCLPOLiverpool FCTSG 1899 Hoffenheim4-2Liverpool
04/09/2017WCQRNorthern IrelandCzech Republic2-0Belfast
15/03/2018UELR16FC ZenitRB Leipzig1-1St Petersburg
03/04/2018UCLQFSevilla FCFC Bayern München1-2Seville
06/11/2018UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridBorussia Dortmund2-0Madrid
27/11/2018UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenSL Benfica5-1Munich
13/03/2019UCLR16FC Bayern MünchenLiverpool FC1-3Munich
18/04/2019UELQFEintracht FrankfurtSL Benfica2-0Frankfurt am Main

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:18CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Northern Ireland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland44007212
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Northern Ireland 2-0 Estonia
    1-0 McGinn 56, 2-0 S. Davis 75 (P)
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, Saville, McGinn (85 C. McLaughlin), S. Davis, Lafferty (76 Magennis), Dallas, Jones (81 Ferguson), McNair, Cathcart
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Northern Ireland 2-1 Belarus
    1-0 J. Evans 30, 1-1 Stasevich 33, 2-1 Magennis 87
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, Saville, McGinn (68 Magennis), S. Davis, Lafferty (79 Boyce), Dallas, Jones (85 Ferguson), McNair, Cathcart
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Estonia 1-2 Northern Ireland
    1-0 Vassiljev 25, 1-1 Washington 77, 1-2 Magennis 80
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, Saville (69 Magennis), Whyte, S. Davis, Boyce (46 Washington), Dallas, McNair, Smith (64 Jones), Cathcart
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Belarus 0-1 Northern Ireland
    0-1 McNair 86
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, S. Davis, C. Evans (69 Saville), Jones, Washington (72 Lafferty), McNair, Smith, Cathcart, Magennis (56 Dallas)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Northern Ireland-Germany
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Netherlands-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Northern Ireland-Netherlands
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Germany-Northern Ireland


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland44007212
    Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Netherlands 2-3 Germany
    0-1 Sané 15, 0-2 Gnabry 34, 1-2 De Ligt 48, 2-2 Depay 63, 2-3 Schulz 90
    Neuer, Kehrer, Ginter, Kimmich, Kroos, Schulz, Süle, Rüdiger, Goretzka (70 Gündoğan), Sané, Gnabry (88 Reus)
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Belarus 0-2 Germany
    0-1 Sané 13, 0-2 Reus 62
    Neuer, Ginter, Tah, Kimmich, Reus (76 Brandt), Klostermann, Schulz, Süle, Sané, Gnabry (71 Draxler), Gündoğan (81 Goretzka)
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Germany 8-0 Estonia
    1-0 Reus 10, 2-0 Gnabry 17, 3-0 Goretzka 20, 4-0 Gündoğan 26 (P) , 5-0 Reus 37, 6-0 Gnabry 62, 7-0 Werner 79, 8-0 Sané 88
    Neuer, Kehrer, Ginter, Kimmich, Reus (65 Werner), Schulz (46 Halstenberg), Süle, Goretzka, Sané, Gnabry, Gündoğan (53 Draxler)
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Germany 2-4 Netherlands
    1-0 Gnabry 9, 1-1 F. de Jong 59, 1-2 Tah 66 (og) , 2-2 Kroos 73 (P) , 2-3 Malen 79, 2-4 Wijnaldum 90+1
    Neuer, Ginter (84 Brandt), Tah, Kimmich, Kroos, Werner (61 Havertz), Reus (61 Gündoğan), Klostermann, Schulz, Süle, Gnabry
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Northern Ireland-Germany
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Germany-Northern Ireland

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:12CET


:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 was the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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