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Friday 29 Nov 2019
Futsal Home Nations: Northern Ireland set to take on Wales

Northern Ireland kick off their Futsal Home Nations Championship campaign this evening with a big clash against Wales. 

The three-day competition, staged at St George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent, also features Scotland and hosts England.

Northern Ireland’s only win at last year’s tournament, which was held in Newry, came courtesy of a 2-0 victory over the Welsh and that’s something coach Jonny Michael will be aiming to replicate this evening.

The match, which is being streamed live on the BBC Sport website and via the Red Button, kicks off at 5pm.

Michael’s charges take on holders England on Saturday (4pm) before going head-to-head with Scotland on Sunday (1pm).

Northern Ireland squad

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

Defenders: Adam Barr (Baku United Futsal Club), John Gibson (Banbridge Town Futsal Club), James Gould (Banbridge Town Futsal Club), Ryan Dabbs (Cardiff University Futsal Club).

Wingers: Scott Gunn (Durham Futsal Club), Craig Taylor (Belfast United Futsal Club), Danny Stapleton (Manchester Futsal Club), Jordan Wilson (Sparta Belfast Futsal Club), Conor Glenholmes (Wattcell Futsal Club), Josh Lowry (Sparta Belfast Futsal Club), Conor Kernohan (Bolton Futsal Club).

Forwards: Darius Roohi (E.D. Brunete Futsala), Connor Millar (Reading Royals Futsal Club), Chris Donnelly (Wattcell Futsal Club)