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INTERNATIONAL: WILL GRIGG NAMED IN NORTHERN IRELAND SQUAD TO FACE AZERBAIJAN AND CROATIA

1 November 2016

Striker returns to national squad for World Cup qualifier and friendly.

  • Will Grigg returns to Northern Ireland squad for World Cup qualifier and friendly.
  • Northern Ireland face Azerbaijan and Croatia in November fixtures.
  • Qualifier against Azerbaijan and friendly against Croatia at Windsor Park.

Latics' leading goal scorer Will Grigg has been named in Northern Ireland's squad to face Azerbaijan in a 2018 World Cup qualifier and Croatia in a friendly at Windsor Park this month, returning to the squad for the first time since the 2016 UEFA European Championships in France this summer.

Grigg, who has scored six goals in all competitions so far this season and has one goal in eight caps for Northern Ireland, has been welcomed back into the squad by manager Michael O'Neill:

O'Neill: "Will Grigg missed out last time due to family reasons. Now he is ready to be part of the squad." #DareToDream#GAWA

— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) November 1, 2016

Northern Ireland's November fixtures are as follows:

Friday 11 November, 7.45pm - Northern Ireland v Azerbaijan - World Cup qualifier
Tuesday 15 November, 7.45pm - Northern Ireland v Croatia - Friendly

O'Neill's men currently sit third in their World Cup qualifying group having won, draw and lost to collect four points from three matchees, with Germany top on nine points and opponents Azerbaijan second on seven.



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