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Northern Ireland have been handed a difficult qualifying draw for the 2022 World Cup.
They'll take on Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Lithuania in Group C next year.
But captain Steven Davis says he's relishing the challenge.
LISTEN: 🗣️ @FIFAWorldCup draw reaction from Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough. On Italy & co. he says: “A tough group but we can beat the so-called bigger teams and we’re very much looking forward to March...” #GAWA #WorldCupDraw pic.twitter.com/UGbqupsv8r— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 7, 2020
The Republic of Ireland have drawn Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.
The other teams in the group are Serbia, Luxembourg and Azerbaijan.
Manager Stephen Kenny has called it "an exciting group."
He added: "Portugal are the European Champions and the Nations League champions and Serbia, of course, have a great pedigree.
"Luxembourg are a vastly improved team and Azerbaijan - so it's an exciting group."
World Cup qualifying group Northern Ireland -— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 7, 2020
Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Lithuania
Republic of Ireland -
Portugal, Serbia, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has received backing from the club's board, but it says progress will be reviewed in the new year:
Celtic board backs boss.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 7, 2020
"The Board of Celtic Football Club wishes to make clear its continuing support for Neil Lennon and his backroom team"
Club statement: pic.twitter.com/tJBRFA68rx
There's one match in the Danske Bank Premiership on Tuesday night with Dungannon Swifts hosting Portadown.
Meanwhile, a former Linfield, Coleraine and Ballymena star has left Shamrock Park:
Midfielder Aaron Burns has left #DanskeBankPrem club Portadown.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 7, 2020
Manager Matthew Tipton says the 28-year-old runs a successful business and had indicated "a while back" he was "thinking about retiring" 📸 PFC pic.twitter.com/tUiiSTviZK