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ECQ: N Ireland vs Slovakia

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia: 



Compared to 4 years ago, Northern Ireland has weakened a lot, no longer an uncomfortable opponent for big teams. 9 consecutive matches in official tournaments, Northern Ireland's record is losing 6 and drawing 3. In September, coach Ian Baraclough was appointed to replace Michael O'Neill, who has more than 7 years holding Rights and dynasty have come to a standstill. 
 
In such a short time, it is difficult to expect Northern Ireland to be able to change in a decisive match. Slovakia does not really stand out, but the Eastern European team has a lot of personality, based on stars like Juraj Kucka, Marek Hamsik and Milan Skriniar. 

By playing cautiously, stalking, and with quality players, Slovakia can beat Northern Ireland to win tickets. 

Historically, Northern Ireland has only once participated in the Euro final. Specifically, they have reached the 1/8 round of Euro 2016. Back to the present time, Northern Ireland is facing the second opportunity to present at the biggest football festival in the old continent - Euro 2021.

Specifically, Baraclough's army has reached the Euro 2021 play off finals of the top teams of the B Nations League group 2018/19.

More specifically, Northern Ireland overtook Bosnia in the semi-final after a lucky 11-meter run - the two sides previously drew 1-1 after 120 minutes. In the final, Northern Iraq will be the dominant name when playing at home to welcome Slovakia. 

The chances of winning tickets to the finals of Northern Ireland increased when the Slovak visitors were not in good shape. In the semi-final match, Slovakia must also rely on a penalty shootout to overcome the Republic of Ireland. 



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