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Country calls for Corry

The midfielder is in Frankfurt with Northern Ireland ahead of tonight's Euro 2021 Qualifier against Germany

19 November 2019

Corry Evans is expected to play a part this evening as Northern Ireland head to Germany for the final match of Group C.

Evans, who has 57 caps for his country, couldn't keep his the Green & White Army's automatic qualification hopes alive at the weekend, with opponents the Netherlands taking the point needed that guarantees their place at the Finals next summer.

Germany moved top of Group C, two points ahead of the Dutch, with a 4-0 home victory over Belarus, which renders tonight's final fixture meaningless in terms of qualification.

Joachim Low is expected to name a strong side despite his team already qualifying, with Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan, Real Madrid's Toni Kroos and the highly-rated RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner all likely to be in the starting XI.

"It's as difficult a game as you can get," Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill told BBC Sport NI.

"But it's important to get a good performance and it will be a great experience for the players.

"There is nothing at stake. We know we have the play-off situation so we can go and try and enjoy the game as much as you can when you're playing Germany in Germany.

"The main thing for us is the experience of playing in this type of arena in Frankfurt. It is very similar to what you will play in at the finals, and that experience will stand the players in good stead."

Following the game, Evans will return to training with Rovers ahead of the weekend game against Barnsley at Ewood Park.

Good luck, Corry!


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