Cathcart and Boyce out of NI squad for San Marino and Germany

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The pair are forced out of the next World Cup Qualifiers through injury

Defender Craig Cathcart and striker Liam Boyce will not be in the Northern Ireland squad for the next World Cup Qualifiers.

Injuries have forced the pair to to withdraw from the games against San Marino and Germany.

Cathcart has suffered a groin injury, while Boyce sustained a knee injury in a match for his club on Saturday. 

Aaron Hughes has been called into the squad as a replacement.

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