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How Michael O’Neill raised Northern Ireland’s game – in South America | Andy Hunter

Michael O’Neill celebrates Northern Ireland’s win over the Czech Republic in September with Lee Hodson. His team face Switzerland in a World Cup play-off, with the first leg in Belfast on Thursday.

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 2, 2017 Slavia Prague players dejected as they sit on the pitch after the match REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 2, 2017 Slavia Prague's Tomas Necid after sustaining an injury REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 2, 2017 Slavia Prague's Simon Deli scores Villarreal's second with an own goal REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 2, 2017 Villarreal's Alvaro Gonzalez celebrates their second goal REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 2, 2017 Villarreal's Alvaro Gonzalez celebrates their second goal REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 2, 2017 Slavia Prague's Milan Skoda in action with Villarreal's Alvaro Gonzalez REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 2, 2017 Villarreal coach Javi Calleja REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 2, 2017 Villarreal coach Javi Calleja as Carlos Bacca lies on the pitch REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 2, 2017 Villarreal's Carlos Bacca in action REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Villarreal - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 2, 2017 Villarreal's Carlos Bacca celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - Villarreal training

Soccer Football - Europa League - Villarreal training - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 1, 2017 - Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu during training. REUTERS/David W Cerny TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Europa League - Villarreal training

Soccer Football - Europa League - Villarreal training - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 1, 2017 - Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu during training. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - Villarreal training

Soccer Football - Europa League - Villarreal training - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 1, 2017 - Villarreal's Denis Cheryshev and Daniele Bonera react during training. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - FC Fastav Zlin vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - FC Fastav Zlin vs F.C. Copenhagen - Andruv Stadion, Olomouc, Czech Republic - October 19, 2017 General view of the fog during the match REUTERS/David Cerny TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Europa League - FC Fastav Zlin vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - FC Fastav Zlin vs F.C. Copenhagen - Andruv Stadion, Olomouc, Czech Republic - October 19, 2017 General view of the fog during the match REUTERS/David Cerny

2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino - Doosan Arena, Pilsen, Czech Republic - October 8, 2017 Czech Republic’s Jan Kopic shoots at goal REUTERS/David Cerny

2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino - Doosan Arena, Pilsen, Czech Republic - October 8, 2017 Czech Republic’s Michal Krmencik in action with San Marino’s Alessandro Della Valle REUTERS/David Cerny

2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino - Doosan Arena, Pilsen, Czech Republic - October 8, 2017 Czech Republic’s Michal Krmencik in action with San Marino’s Andrea Grandoni REUTERS/David Cerny

2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino - Doosan Arena, Pilsen, Czech Republic - October 8, 2017 Czech Republic’s Jan Kopic celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/David Cerny

2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino - Doosan Arena, Pilsen, Czech Republic - October 8, 2017 Czech Republic’s Michal Krmencik celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates REUTERS/David Cerny

2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino - Doosan Arena, Pilsen, Czech Republic - October 8, 2017 Czech Republic’s Pavel Kaderabek in action with San Marino’s Marco Bernardi REUTERS/David Cerny

2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – Czech Republic vs San Marino - Doosan Arena, Pilsen, Czech Republic - October 8, 2017 Czech Republic’s Tomas Kalas in action with San Marino’s Marco Bernardi REUTERS/David Cerny

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic - Baku National Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan - October 5, 2017 Azerbaijan’s Ramil Sheydaev in action with Czech Republic’s Jan Kopic REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic - Baku National Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan - October 5, 2017 Czech Republic’s Antonin Barak celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic - Baku National Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan - October 5, 2017 Azerbaijan’s Afran Ismayilov scores their first goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic - Baku National Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan - October 5, 2017 Azerbaijan’s Javid Huseynov in action with Czech Republic’s Vladimir Darida REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic - Baku National Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan - October 5, 2017 Czech Republic’s Vladimir Darida in action with Azerbaijan’s Magomed Mirzabekov REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Soccer Football - Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Doosan Arena, Pizen, Czech Republic - September 28, 2017 Viktoria Plzen's Marek Bakos celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/David Cerny

Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Soccer Football - Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Doosan Arena, Pizen, Czech Republic - September 28, 2017 Viktoria Plzen's Jan Kopic scores their second goal REUTERS/David Cerny

Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Soccer Football - Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Doosan Arena, Pizen, Czech Republic - September 28, 2017 Hapoel Be'er Sheva's Anthony Nwakaeme celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/David Cerny

Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Soccer Football - Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Doosan Arena, Pizen, Czech Republic - September 28, 2017 Hapoel Be'er Sheva's Anthony Nwakaeme celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/David Cerny

Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Soccer Football - Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Doosan Arena, Pizen, Czech Republic - September 28, 2017 Hapoel Be'er Sheva's Anthony Nwakaeme celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/David Cerny

Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Soccer Football - Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Doosan Arena, Pizen, Czech Republic - September 28, 2017 Viktoria Plzen's Michal Krmencik in action with Hapoel Be'er Sheva's John Ogu REUTERS/David Cerny

Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Soccer Football - Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Doosan Arena, Pizen, Czech Republic - September 28, 2017 Viktoria Plzen's Milan Petrzela in action with Hapoel Be'er Sheva's Dor Elo REUTERS/David Cerny

Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Soccer Football - Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Doosan Arena, Pizen, Czech Republic - September 28, 2017 Viktoria Plzen's Milan Havel in action with Hapoel Be'er Sheva's Dor Elo REUTERS/David Cerny

Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Soccer Football - Europa League - Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Doosan Arena, Pizen, Czech Republic - September 28, 2017 Hapoel Be'er Sheva's Tomas Pekhart looks dejected REUTERS/David Cerny

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Maccabi Tel Aviv

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Maccabi Tel Aviv - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - September 14, 2017 Slavia Prague's Simon Deli appeals to referee Robert Schorgenhofer REUTERS/David W Cerny

Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Maccabi Tel Aviv

Soccer Football - Europa League - SK Slavia Prague vs Maccabi Tel Aviv - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - September 14, 2017 Slavia Prague's Tomas Necid celebrates scoring their first goal with Tomas Soucek REUTERS/David W Cerny

Germany’s stand on ‘despicable’ fans puts silent England to shame | Daniel Taylor

Germany’s players try to ward off the approaches of a supporter on the pitch after their win against the Czech Republic in Prague.

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