Romania’s Paul Papp celebrates scoring his sides first against Northern Ireland in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at the Arena Nationala, Bucharest.   Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

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F Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits the expansion of the European Championship has played a part in rejuvenating his in-form side.  Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

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Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty celebrates scoring their second goal in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece at Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in  Piraeus. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

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  Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill. Photograph: William Cherry / Presseye / Inpho

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Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty scores the winning goal for his side in their   Uefa Euro 2016 Group F qualifier at Albert Florian Stadium in Budapest. Photograph:   Adam Davy/PA

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Northern Ireland’s Oliver Norwood reacts to a missed chance during the international friendly against Turkey in Adana. Photo: William Cherry/Inpho

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Northern Ireland goalscorer Steven Davis is put under pressure by Israel’s Eran Zahavi during last night’s World Cup Group F qualifier  against Israel at the Ramat Gan Stadium in  Tel Aviv. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Israel 1 Northern Ireland 1Steven Davis’s second-half strike ensured Northern Ireland’s disappointing World Cup campaign ended on a positive note with(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick at Windsor Park. Photograph: Inpho

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