Northern Ireland confirm Malta date

  • Last Updated: November 28 2012, 10:05 GMT

Northern Ireland will play Malta in a friendly on February 6, the Irish FA have confirmed.

Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland face Malta

The game at the Ta' Qali National Stadium will be the first time the two sides have played each other since a 1-1 draw in a 2005 friendly, when David Healy scored Northern Ireland's goal and Keith Gillespie was sent off. Ivan Woods scored and was later dismissed for the hosts.

Northern Ireland had won the five meetings prior to that, including qualifiers for the 1990 and 2002 World Cups, without conceding a goal.

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