Northern Ireland v Slovakia FREE LIVE stream: How to watch crucial Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final for free
Northern Ireland host Slovakia in their crucial Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final as both sides look to reach next summer’s tournament. The European Championships have been put back a year due to the COVID-19 lockdown and four places are yet to be decided. Northern Ireland take on Slovakia in one of four play-off finals this […]
Northern Ireland host Slovakia in their crucial Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final as both sides look to reach next summer’s tournament.
The European Championships have been put back a year due to the COVID-19 lockdown and four places are yet to be decided.
Northern Ireland take on Slovakia in one of four play-off finals this week with the winner set to head into Group E next summer with Spain, Sweden and Poland.
Ian Baraclough’s side beat Bosnia and Herzegovina on penalties in the semi-finals while Slovakia saw off the Republic of Ireland also on spot kicks.
Northern Ireland v Slovakia: Date and kick-off time
This Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final will be held at Windsor Park on Thursday, November 12 and will kick-off at 7:45pm.
These two last met in an international friendly in June 2016 which finished 0-0.
Northern Ireland have failed to beat Slovakia in their three previous encounters.
Northern Ireland v Slovakia: TV channel and live stream
This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier league from 7pm and also free-to-air on Sky Pick.
It can be live streamed via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
Northern Ireland v Slovakia: Team news
- Goalkeepers: Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Conor Hazard (Celtic)
- Defenders: Jonathan Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal)
- Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City), Matthew Kennedy (Aberdeen), Jordan Thompson (Stoke City), Ethan Galbraith (Manchester United), Alistair McCann (St Johnstone)
- Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Reggina), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian)
Northern Ireland v Slovakia: What has been said?
Ian Baraclough has urged his Northern Ireland players to go out and make history against Slovakia.
“It’s something I always try to remind players: go and try to create history, whether that’s at club level or with the (under) 21s or now with the seniors,” Baraclough said. “By winning certain games, you put yourself in that position.
“It’s for other people to judge but we know that to get to the Euros would be an unbelievable achievement for this group of players who started this two years ago.”
Captain Steven Davis scored twice on a famous night when Northern Ireland beat Greece 3-1 at Windsor Park to book their ticket to Euro 2016, and the Rangers midfielder now wants to write another chapter.
“It was a memorable night for all of us involved, a special night,” he said. “It’s very hard to compare success, ultimately the most important one is the one at the time.
“But maybe that’s something when you finish your career you can look back on. We all want to play on that stage again.
“We know how special it was for the ones involved and the ones who weren’t involved want to experience that. We’ve spoken many times about how much we enjoyed being in France. It’s left us wanting more and we will go out tomorrow night determined to do it again.”