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WALES vs NORTHERN IRELAND – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 (ROUND of 16)

WALES vs NORTHERN IRELAND – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 (ROUND of 16)

WALES vs NORTHERN IRELAND HEAD-TO-HEAD

Wales have won 44, drawn 26 & lost 25 matches against Northern Ireland.

In the last 8 matches between the teams, Wales are unbeaten with 4 wins & 4 draws.

Northern Ireland last beat Wales in May 1980 – a 1-0 win in Cardiff.

They last played in March this year and saw out a 1-1 draw.

Northern Ireland & Wales are ranked 25th & 26th respectively in the FIFA rankings.

WALES

Wales have made it to the knock-out stages in both their appearances at major tournaments – World Cup 1958 where they lost to Brazil in the quarter-final and Euro 2016.

They’ve only lost two of their eight games at major tournaments – 1-0 against Brazil in 1958 & 2-1 against England at Euro 2016.

Gareth Bale is only the third player to score two free-kicks in one European Championship – Thomas Hassler and Michel Platini being the others.

Bale, with 3 goals, is Wales’ top-scorer at major tournaments.

Including added time, Wales have trailed for just 2 minutes & 31 seconds at Euro 2016.

Wales, along with Hungary, are the top-scorers in the group stages of Euro 2016 – 6 goals.

Wales also had 22 shots on target during the group stages – the highest for any team.

NORTHERN IRELAND

Northern Ireland are in the knock-out stages of a major tournament for the first time since losing in the 1958 World Cup quarter-final to France.

Northern Ireland have won 7, drawn 6 & lost just 2 of their last 15 matches. The two defeats though have come in the group stages of Euro 2016 – against Poland & Germany.

Northern Ireland haven’t conceded more than a goal in their last 16 matches.

Seven of their last 10 goals in competitive matches have been scored off set-pieces.

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