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Monday 03 Dec 2018
Michael O’Neill’s team will conclude eight-game campaign with trip to Germany

Northern Ireland will face Estonia and Belarus home and away before tackling the big guns of Germany and Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers.

The games against the fourth-seeded and fifth-seeded teams in Group C will be staged in March and June next year, while Michael O’Neill’s team will take on the Germans and the Dutch in the autumn.

First up for Northern Ireland in Group C will be a home game against Estonia on Thursday 21 March (19.45 kick-off). Netherlands will play Belarus at home on the same night.

Matchday two in the group features another home fixture for Northern Ireland on Sunday 24 March against Belarus (19.45). Netherlands will be at home to Germany that night.

The next two fixtures for Northern Ireland, who were in Pot 3 in the Euro 2020 qualifiers draw held in Dublin yesterday, will see them play away against Estonia (Pot 4) and Belarus (Pot 5). 

The match in Estonia is scheduled for Saturday 8 June (18.00 CET). Belarus will face the Germans (Pot 2) at home the same day.

Minsk, the capital of Belarus, is expected to be the destination for Northern Ireland on Tuesday 11 June (20.45 CET) for the away fixture against Belarus. The Germans will be at home to Estonia on 11 June.

The Dutch (Pot 1 in the draw) will not be playing any qualifiers next June as they will be involved in the UEFA Nations League tier one finals.

Estonia v Belarus and Germany v Netherlands are the games listed for matchday five on Friday 6 September, which means Northern Ireland will have a friendly on that date (opposition and venue TBC). 

Michael O’Neill’s side, however, will be in action on matchday six in the group. They will be facing Germany at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park on Monday 9 September (19.45). Estonia will play the Netherlands at home that night. 

The next set of fixtures will see Northern Ireland take on the Dutch away on Thursday 10 October (20.45 CET). The other game in the group that night is Belarus against Estonia. 

Belarus v Netherlands and Estonia v Germany are the matches scheduled for Sunday 13 October, leaving Northern Ireland free to play another friendly (opposition and venue TBC).

Matchday nine, on Saturday 16 November, will see Netherlands visit Belfast (19.45 start). It will be Germany v Belarus in the other group game that day.

The final qualifier for Northern Ireland in the Euro 2020 campaign is being staged on Tuesday 19 November when the boys in green and white will travel to Germany (20.45 CET). Netherlands will be at home to Estonia the same night.

See graphic for Northern Ireland’s European Qualifiers fixture list in 2019.