Northern Ireland v Germany

Northern Ireland 0 - 1 Germany
21 Jun 2016 - 20:00Parc des Princes - Paris

Northern Ireland v Germany Line-ups


Official line-ups not yet available

Official squad list

Northern Ireland

Goalkeepers

# NAME AGE CLUB
1 Michael McGovern 31 Hamilton
12 Roy Carroll 38 Notts County
23 Alan Mannus 34 St Johnstone

Defenders

# NAME AGE CLUB
2 Conor McLaughlin 24 Fleetwood
4 Gareth McAuley 36 West Brom
5 Jonny Evans 28 West Brom
6 Chris Baird 34 Fulham
15 Luke McCullough 22 Doncaster
17 Paddy McNair 21 Man. United
18 Aaron Hughes 36 Melbourne City
20 Craig Cathcart 27 Watford
22 Lee Hodson 24 MK Dons

Midfielders

# NAME AGE CLUB
3 Shane Ferguson 24 Millwall
8 Steven Davis 31 Southampton
13 Corry Evans 25 Blackburn
14 Stuart Dallas 25 Leeds
16 Oliver Norwood 25 Reading
19 Jamie Ward 30 Nottm Forest
21 Josh Magennis 25 Kilmarnock

Forwards

# NAME AGE CLUB
7 Niall McGinn 28 Aberdeen
9 Will Grigg 24 Wigan
10 Kyle Lafferty Injured 28 Birmingham
11 Conor Washington 24 QPR

Germany 

Goalkeepers

# NAME AGE CLUB
1 Manuel Neuer 30 Bayern
12 Bernd Leno 24 Leverkusen
22 Marc-André ter Stegen 24 Barcelona

Defenders

# NAME AGE CLUB
2 Shkodran Mustafi 24 Valencia
3 Jonas Hector 26 Koln
4 Benedikt Höwedes 28 Schalke
5 Mats Hummels 27 Dortmund
16 Jonathan Tah 20 Leverkusen
17 Jérôme Boateng 27 Bayern
21 Joshua Kimmich 21 Bayern

Midfielders

# NAME AGE CLUB
6 Sami Khedira 29 Juventus
7 Bastian Schweinsteiger Doubtful 31 Man. United
8 Mesut Özil 27 Arsenal
9 André Schürrle 25 Wolfsburg
11 Julian Draxler 22 Wolfsburg
14 Emre Can 22 Liverpool
15 Julian Weigl 20 Dortmund
18 Toni Kroos 26 Real Madrid
19 Mario Götze 24 Bayern
20 Leroy Sané 20 Schalke

Forwards

# NAME AGE CLUB
10 Lukas Podolski 31 Galatasaray
13 Thomas Müller 26 Bayern
23 Mario Gomez 30 Besiktas

Northern Ireland’s record in 14 meetings with Germany is not an encouraging one, but Billy Bingham’s side’s feats in 1984 UEFA European Championship qualifying could inspire them in Group C.

Previous meetings
• Northern Ireland’s record against Germany is W2 D4 L8 (W2 D2 L5 in competitive games).

• Northern Ireland famously did the double over West Germany in the qualifying competition for the 1984 EURO finals, Ian Stewart scoring the only goal in Belfast and Norman Whiteside doing likewise in Hamburg.

• Current Northern Ireland assistant boss Jimmy Nicholl played in both of those fixtures.

• The only time the countries have come face to face at a major tournament was at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, when they drew 2-2 in a group stage encounter in Malmo. Both teams progressed to the quarter-finals.

• Just one match has been played between the sides this century – a June 2005 friendly in Belfast which Germany won 4-1 – but there will be two more in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

 

Northern Ireland’s best moments

EURO facts – Northern Ireland
• Northern Ireland are featuring at their first EURO. They have not played at a major final tournament since bowing out of the 1986 World Cup at the group stage.

• Northern Ireland’s greatest achievement to date is reaching the last eight of the 1958 World Cup finals, where they lost 4-0 to France in Norrkoping, Sweden.

EURO facts – Germany
• Germany are competing in their 12th successive EURO since missing out on the final tournament as West Germany, their first attempt, in 1968.

• EURO winners in 1972, 1980 and 1996 – and three-time beaten finalists – Germany have failed to make it through the group stage on three occasions, in 1984, 2000 and 2004. 

Coach and player links
• Play together:
Paddy McNair (Northern Ireland) and Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany) – Manchester United

• Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley made his international debut in the 4-1 friendly defeat by Germany in Belfast in June 2005.

• Northern Ireland goalkeeping coach Maik Taylor was born in Hildesheim, Germany, in 1971 to a German mother. A Werder Bremen fan growing up, he won the first of his 88 caps against the country of his birth in March 1999.

• Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans and Germany’s Mesut Özil met in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League round of 16, when Özil’s Real Madrid defeated Evans’s Man. United 3-2 on aggregate.

• Jonny Evans scored in United’s 5-0 UEFA Champions League victory against a Leverkusen side containing Germany’s Bernd Leno on 27 November 2013.