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Wednesday, 7 September 2005
World Cup 2006 UEFA Group 6 qualification match

Northern Ireland 1 England 0 [0-0]

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The Green & White Army Squad for the matches against Azerbaijan and England  August/September 2005
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Baird, Christopher Patrick 25 February 1982 23 D Southampton FC, England 17 0
Brunt, Christopher 14 December 1984 20 M Sheffield Wednesday FC, England 3 0
Capaldi, Anthony Charles 12 August 1981 24 D Plymouth Argyle FC, England 12 0
Carroll, Roy Eric 30 September 1977 27 G West Ham United FC, England 17 0
Roy Carroll was withdrawn from the squad on 2 September due to a back injury.
Craigan, Stephen James 29 October 1976 28 D Motherwell FC, Scotland 14 0
Davis, Steven 1 January 1985 20 M Aston Villa FC, England 6 0
Duff, Michael James 11 January 1979 26 D Burnley FC, England 4 0
Michael Duff was drafted into the squad on 31 August.
Elliott, Stuart 23 July 1978 27 F Hull City AFC, England 29 4
Feeney, Warren James 17 January 1981 24 F Luton Town FC, England 7 1
Gillespie, Keith Robert 18 February 1975 30 M Leicester City FC, England 64 1
Healy, David Jonathan 5 August 1979 26 F Leeds United AFC, England 45 18
Hughes, Aaron William 8 November 1979 25 D Aston Villa FC, England 45 1
Ingham, Michael Gerard 9 July 1980 25 G Wrexham AFC, Wales 1 0
Johnson, Damien Michael 18 November 1978 26 M Birmingham City FC, England 39 0
Jones, Stephen Graham 25 October 1976 28 F Crewe Alexandra FC, England 18 1
Mulryne, Phillip Patrick Stephen 1 January 1978 27 M Cardiff City FC, Wales 27 3
Phil Mulryne was sent home on 31 August for a 'breach of discipline'.
Murdock, Colin James 2 July 1975 30 D Rotherham United FC, England 29 1
Quinn, Stephen James 15 December 1974 30 F Peterborough United FC, England 39 4
Robinson, Stephen 10 December 1974 30 F Luton Town FC, England 6 0
Smith, Andrew William 25 September 1980 24 F Motherwell FC, Scotland 18 0
Andy Smith was drafted into the squad on 31 August.
Sproule, Ivan 18 February 1981 24 F Hibernians FC, Scotland 0 0
Ivan Sproule was drafted into the squad on 31 August.
Taylor, Maik Stefan 4 September 1971 34 G Birmingham City FC, England 47 0
Whitley, Jeffrey 28 January 1979 26 M Cardiff City FC, Wales 20 3
Jeff Whitley was sent home on 31 August for a 'breach of discipline'.

Squad details correct up to and including Northern Ireland's match against Azerbaijan on 3 September 2005.

Diary

Tuesday, 30 August 2005 - Stephen Robinson returns after a five-year absence for Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifiers against Azerbaijan and England.   The 30-year-old, who made his last appearance against Hungary in 2000, gets a surprise recall for the two Group Six games at Windsor Park.  Goalkeeper Roy Carroll and defenders Chris Baird and Tony Calpadi are back after missing the 1-1 draw with Malta.  Northern Ireland face Azerbaijan on Saturday and England four days later. Robinson was playing for Bournemouth when he won his five international caps.  He helped Luton to the League One title last season and has impressed in the current campaign with the Hatters sitting third in the Coca-Cola Championship.  Manager Lawrie Sanchez names Robinson in a 20-man squad for the double-header.  Northern Ireland go into the match against Azerbaijan looking to end a run of 10 games without a win, stretching back to June 2004.

Wednesday, 31 August 2005 - Jeff Whitley and Philip Mulryne have been sent home by Northern Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez for what is being described as "a breach of discipline".  The players returned to their hotel in the early hours of Wednesday morning.  Striker Andy Smith, winger Ivan Sproule and defender Michael Duff have been drafted into the panel by Sanchez.  It is a first call-up for Sproule, who hit the headlines at the weekend after scoring a hat-trick as a substitute in Hibs' 3-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox.

Friday, 2 September 2005 - Lawrie Sanchez been boosted by the news that striker David Healy should be fit to lead the line against Azerbaijan at Windsor Park on Saturday.  The Leeds United forward has proved his fitness in training after being troubled by a thigh strain.  However, reserve keeper Roy Carroll has been ruled out with a back injury.

Saturday, 3 September 2005 - Northern Ireland beat Azerbaijan 2-0.  Healy was substituted late on following a thigh injury.

Monday, 5 September 2005 - David Healy will be fit to face England.  Healy was taken off with a slight thigh injury in Saturday's 2-0 win over Azerbaijan but trained with the rest of the squad on Monday.  "England at home is the one we have been looking forward to the most since the draw was made.  We can take some confidence from the result against Azerbaijan".

Tuesday, 6 September 2005 - Lawrie Sanchez has hinted that he will field an unchanged team for the first time as Northern Ireland boss against England.  The province secured their first competitive win under Sanchez against Azerbaijan on Saturday and the same players look like facing the English.  "All those who played on Saturday gave themselves an excellent chance to play again in this game.  To be able to play the same team would be the ideal scenario."  The only minor injury doubt had been over Leeds striker David Healy.

Northern Ireland Form: last six games
L L L L D f 4:a 11 success: 25%
510 9 February 2005 - Northern Ireland 0 Canada 1 [0-1]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast
  Fr HL
511 26 March 2005 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Trafford, Manchester
  WCP AL
512 30 March 2005 - Poland 1 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa
  AL
513 3 June 2005 - Northern Ireland 1 Germany 4 [1-1]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast
  Fr HL
514 17 August 2005 - Malta 1 Northern Ireland 1 [1-1]
The National Stadium, Ta' Qali
  AD
515 3 September 2005 - Northern Ireland 2 Azerbaijan 0 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast
  WCP HW

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