Northern Ireland v Russia

by Timothy Masters

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Northern Ireland take on Russia on Wednesday 14th August, 2013, with kickoff at 19:45. This match is currently being shown LIVE on Sky Sports 3.

While everyone else gets to enjoy a nice jolly kick-about with their mates prior to the season starting proper it is Northern Ireland’s luck that they should face a competitive fixture against Fabio Capello’s Russia side. There isn’t a lot of pressure on the Irish today, with Russia obvious favourites, but the blow to morale won’t help players just finishing their pre-season preparations one bit if they lose heavily.

Russia may come on with a trace of complacency, which might play into Irish hands but anything other than a defeat would be a good result for the Brits.

Northern Ireland v Russia is LIVE on Sky Sports 3.