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Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 19 April, 2018

Surprise, surprise: Northern Ireland vs Russia has been called off

Ah sure it’s only a bit of snow.

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Updated 14.40

TONIGHT’S WORLD CUP qualifier between Northern Ireland and Russia in Belfast has been postponed due to an unplayable pitch.

These were the scenes in Windsor Park earlier this morning.

The Irish Football Association confirmed that the match has been refixed for 3pm tomorrow following agreement between both FAs.

It is he first time a competitive international fixture in Belfast has had to be called off because of the weather.

– Additional reporting by AFP

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