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worldcup: Italy - Northern Ireland Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

ItalyItalyStadio Ennio Tardini - ParmaThursday 25 March 2021
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group C - Matchday 1
Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA EURO 2012
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2011QR (GS)Italy - Northern Ireland3-0
PescaraCassano 21, 53, McAuley 74 (og)
08/10/2010QR (GS)Northern Ireland - Italy0-0Belfast
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/01/1958QR (GS)Northern Ireland - Italy2-1
BelfastMcIlroy 13, Cush 28; Da Costa 56
25/04/1957QR (GS)Italy - Northern Ireland1-0
RomeCervato 3
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Italy22002011----117312210
Northern Ireland21102002----111371022

Last updated 31/03/2021 10:32CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Italy - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Salvatore Sirigu12/01/198734Torino - 0000
-Alessio Cragno28/06/199426Cagliari - 0000
-Gianluigi Donnarumma25/02/199922Milan - 0000
Defenders
-Giorgio Chiellini14/08/198436Juventus - 0000
-Leonardo Bonucci01/05/198733Juventus - 0000
-Leonardo Spinazzola25/03/199328Roma - 0000
-Alessandro Florenzi11/03/199130Paris - 0000
-Francesco Acerbi10/02/198833Lazio - 0000
-Giovanni Di Lorenzo04/08/199327Napoli - 0000
-Gianluca Mancini17/04/199624Roma - 0000
-Emerson03/08/199426Chelsea - 0000
Midfielders
-Marco Verratti05/11/199228Paris - 0000
-Federico Bernardeschi16/02/199427Juventus - 0000
-Vincenzo Grifo07/04/199327Freiburg - 0000
-Nicolò Barella07/02/199724Internazionale - 0000
-Manuel Locatelli08/01/199823Sassuolo - 0000
-Lorenzo Pellegrini19/06/199624Roma - 0000
-Matteo Pessina21/04/199723Atalanta - 0000
Forwards
-Ciro Immobile20/02/199031Lazio - 0000
-Lorenzo Insigne04/06/199129Napoli - 0000
-Andrea Belotti20/12/199327Torino - 0000
-Domenico Berardi01/08/199426Sassuolo - 0000
-Federico Chiesa25/10/199723Juventus - 0000
Coach
-Roberto Mancini27/11/196456 - 0000
Northern Ireland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Conor Hazard05/03/199823Celtic - 0000
-Liam Hughes19/08/200119Celtic - 0000
-Bailey Peacock-Farrell29/10/199624Burnley - 0000
Defenders
-Jonny Evans03/01/198833Leicester - 0000
-Craig Cathcart06/02/198932Watford - 0000
-Conor McLaughlin26/07/199129Sunderland - 0000
-Michael Smith04/09/198832Hearts - 0000
-Paddy McNair27/04/199525Middlesbrough - 0000
-Daniel Ballard22/09/199921Blackpool - 0000
-Ciaron Brown14/01/199823Cardiff - 0000
Midfielders
-Steven Davis01/01/198536Rangers - 0000
-Josh Magennis15/08/199030Hull - 0000
-Corry Evans30/07/199030Blackburn - 0000
-Stuart Dallas19/04/199129Leeds - 0000
-Shane Ferguson12/07/199129Millwall - 0000
-George Saville01/06/199327Middlesbrough - 0000
-Jordan Thompson03/01/199724Stoke - 0000
-Alistair Mccann04/12/199921St Johnstone - 0000
Forwards
-Kyle Lafferty16/09/198733Kilmarnock - 0000
-Niall McGinn20/07/198733Aberdeen - 0000
-Matthew Kennedy01/11/199426Aberdeen - 0000
-Gavin Whyte31/01/199625Hull - 0000
-Shayne Lavery08/12/199822Linfield - 0000
Coach
-Ian Brarclough04/12/197050 - 0000

Last updated 25/03/2021 11:20CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAli Palabıyık (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesKerem Ersoy (TUR) , Serkan Olguncan (TUR)
  • Fourth officialHalis Özkahya (TUR)
  • UEFA DelegateDavid McDowell (SVN)
  • UEFA Referee observerSándor Piller (HUN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Ali Palabıyık14/08/1981145

Ali Palabıyık

Referee since: 2000
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2015

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

Finals
2017 UEFA Youth League

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from 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
16/09/2015UYLGSAS RomaFC Barcelona0-0Rome
04/08/2016UEL3QRUS Sassuolo CalcioFC Luzern3-0Reggio Emilia
23/11/2017UELGSSS LazioVitesse1-1Rome
28/11/2019UELGSSS LazioCFR 1907 Cluj1-0Rome

Last updated 28/03/2021 23:01CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Italy

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Bulgaria0000000
    Italy0000000
    Lithuania0000000
    Northern Ireland0000000
    Switzerland0000000
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Italy-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
    Bulgaria-Italy
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    Lithuania-Italy
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Italy-Bulgaria
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    Switzerland-Italy
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2021)
    Italy-Lithuania
  • Matchday 9 (12/11/2021)
    Italy-Switzerland
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    Northern Ireland-Italy

Northern Ireland

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Italy-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    Northern Ireland-Bulgaria
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Lithuania-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2021)
    Northern Ireland-Switzerland
  • Matchday 7 (09/10/2021)
    Switzerland-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 8 (12/10/2021)
    Bulgaria-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 9 (12/11/2021)
    Northern Ireland-Lithuania
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    Northern Ireland-Italy

Last updated 24/03/2021 16:28CET

Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

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

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
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