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Belarus to face Northern Ireland in May 27 football friendly

The Belarus national football team will play a friendly match against the Northern Ireland team, reports the press service of the Association "Belarusian Football Federation".

The match is scheduled for May 27 in Belfast. Northern Ireland entered the finals of the European Championship 2016 taking first place in their qualifying group. At the moment, Belarus' opponents occupy 29th place in the FIFA rankings.

Previously, Belarus and Northern Ireland did not meet.

Coach Alexander Khatskevich's side will begin a series of sparring matches March 25 against Armenia and then play Montenegro on 29 March.