|Match||San Marino vs. Northern Ireland|
|Competition||2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying|
|Match day||1st round|
|Venue||Olimpico di Serravalle Stadium, Serravalle|
|Date||Thursday, March 23, 2023|
|Official TV||FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, Foxsports.com, or VIX+|
San Marino will host Northern Ireland at the Stadio Olimpico in Serravalle in the first match of Group H for the 2024 UEFA European Championship Qualification on Thursday (23/3/2023) afternoon.
The home team are bottom of the FIFA rankings with just one point from their last 10 matches in all competitions. They haven’t won in their last 36 major tournament (World Cup/Euro) qualifiers with a goal difference of minus 168.
The visitors are ranked 45th in FIFA and have the better record with two wins, two draws and two losses from their last six matches in all competitions. They have won their opener in their last three Euro qualifiers.
San Marino and Northern Ireland have never met in Euro qualifiers before, only meeting in the 2010 and 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Northern Ireland won all four of those meetings with an aggregate score of 14-0.
Meanwhile, San Marino will rely on Davide Simoncini. The experienced defender is the player with the most caps for the San Marino national team with 75 appearances. He is also the team captain and leader of the back line who will try to stop the opponent’s attacks.
The coach, Franco Varrella is also predicted to rely on Filippo Berardi as a wing midfielder. One of the youngest players in the San Marino squad, he has the speed and dribbles that can pose a threat to opposing defenders. He also scored San Marino’s only goal in their last 10 games against St Lucia last November.
Meanwhile, coach Michael O’Neill still relies on veteran midfielder Northern Ireland, Steven Davis. The player with the most caps for the Northern Ireland national team with 131 appearances is the team captain and the tempo maker of the game in the midfield. He has the experience and vision that can help his team create chances.
While Josh Magennis is a formidable striker and top scorer for the current Northern Ireland national team with nine goals. He is physically strong and can play as a target man or second striker. He also scored two goals in his previous four meetings against San Marino.
Interesting Statistics and Facts
San Marino have conceded at least three goals in eight of their last 10 matches in all competitions1.
Northern Ireland have scored at least two goals in five of their last six matches against San Marino2.
San Marino have scored just five goals in their last 36 major tournament qualifiers, while Northern Ireland have netted 28 goals in the same number of games23.
Northern Ireland have an average possession percentage of 46% in their last six matches in all competitions, while San Marino has only 29%1.
- September 02, 2017 – San Marino [0 – 3] Northern Ireland (UEFA World Cup Qualifiers)
- October 09, 2016 – Northern Ireland [4 – 0] San Marino (UEFA World Cup Qualifiers)
- February 12, 2009 – San Marino [0 – 3] Northern Ireland (UEFA World Cup Qualifiers)
- October 16, 2008 – Northern Ireland [4 – 0] San Marino (UEFA World Cup Qualifiers)
San Marino Performance
- September 22, 2022 – San Marino [0 – 0] Seychelles (Friendlies)
- September 22, 2022 – San Marino [Cancelled] Seychelles (Friendlies)
- September 27, 2022 – San Marino [0 – 4] Estonia (UEFA Nations League)
- November 18, 2022 – Santa Lucia [1 – 1] San Marino (Friendlies)
- November 21, 2022 – Santa Lucia [1 – 0] San Marino (Friendlies)
Northern Ireland Performance
- June 05, 2022 – Cyprus [0 – 0] Northern Ireland (UEFA Nations League)
- June 10, 2022 – Kosovo [3 – 2] Northern Ireland (UEFA Nations League)
- June 12, 2022 – Northern Ireland [2 – 2] Cyprus (UEFA Nations League)
- September 24, 2022 – Northern Ireland [2 – 1] Kosovo (UEFA Nations League)
- September 28, 2022 – Greece [3 – 1] Northern Ireland (UEFA Nations League)
Possible Starting Lineup:
|San Marino (5-3-2)||Northern Ireland (4-4-2)|
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Tonight there is an exciting match between San Marino vs Northern Ireland in the 2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying competition. If nothing changes, of course you can watch the live broadcast and live streaming of San Marino vs Northern Ireland via the FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, Foxsports.com, or VIX+ platforms.
Live Stream Info
Held at the Olimpico di Serravalle Stadium, Serravalle on Thursday, March 23, 2023, the San Marino vs. Northern Ireland show will start kick-off at 14:45 EDT. The following is additional information on TV channels in several countries that are broadcasting streaming this match.
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