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Kyle Lafferty
Grzegorz Krychowiak of Poland challenges Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland during the Uefa Euro 2016 Group C match between Poland and Northern Ireland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on 12 June 2016 in Nice, France

Northern Ireland play Ukraine in a group C fixture of the European Championships 2016 at the Parc OL, Lyon in France.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 5pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD.


Northern Ireland ended their 12-game unbeaten run in internationals against Poland after being beaten 2-0 in their opening fixture. This is a must-win fixture for the Irishmen now if they have to salvage any chance of making it into the next stage, especially with three teams capable of making their way into the round of 16.

Martin O' Neill's men have to get their attack going, which was below par against Poland, failing to create any gilt edged chance to make life difficult for the Poles. They have shown that they can defend well and deep, having conceded only one first-half goal in their last 21 games.

Meanwhile, it is a similar situation for Ukraine, who were overwhelmed by Germany before creating a few chances for themselves, which barring the heroics of Manuel Neuer could have translated into a better return for them. Except for allowing Bastian Schweinsteiger to score in the last minute their performance against the World Champions was commendable and they will be looking to build on that when they take on Northern Ireland.



Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Northern Ireland to win: 5/1
  • Draw: 13/5
  • Ukraine to win: 13/20

Team News

Northern Ireland

Possible XI: McGovern, Cathcart, McAuley, Evans, McLaughlin, McNair, Baird, Norwood, Ferguson, Davis, Lafferty.


Possible XI: Pyatov, Fedetskiy, Khacheridi, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk, Sydorchuk, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka, Zozulya.