• Win over Faroe Islands on Friday would push O’Neill’s side closer to Euro 2016 • ‘Northern Ireland needs [qualification]. Simple as that. We want to deliver’ Michael O’Neill says Northern Ireland must embrace the chance to make history and qualify for a European Championship for the
Cliftonville's Martin Murray scores a 40-yard own goal during Wednesday's League Cup game against Dundela.
• Argentina, Belgium and Germany remain in top three spots • England drop two places to 10th in latest Fifa rankings Wales are above England in the Fifa world rankings for the first time, their current ninth place putting them one slot ahead of Roy Hodgson’s team. Chris Coleman’s side, who t
League Cup holders Cliftonville defeat Dundela 2-1 while Dungannon and Warrenpoint also progress to the third round.
As the British teams renew their exciting campaigns, our writers examine the reasons for their progress - and why the Republic have struggled
Linfield, Glentoran and Crusaders progress to the League Cup third round with Portadown also through after extra-time.
League Cup second round updates with Crusaders, Glentoran, Linfield and Ballymena among the teams in action.
Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter predicts a tough test against Championship side Knockbreda in their League Cup opener.