Northern Ireland vs USA: Conor Hazard will make his first international start in place of Bailey Peacock-Farrell | Football News

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Conor Hazard will make his first start for Northern Ireland against the United States, Ian Baraclough told Sky Sports News.

Baraclough announce decision to throw Celtic goalkeeper in friendly against USA on Sunday – live Sky Sports – was done before Northern Ireland’s previous game, against Italy.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell was selected to start in the goals for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. He has been criticized for his performance in Northern Ireland’s 2-0 loss, although Baraclough said he was happy with the game. Burnley Guardian development.


Sunday March 28 4:55 p.m.



Kick-off 5:05 p.m.

Hazard’s only previous appearance for his country was a late substitute in a friendly against Costa Rica in June 2018.

He came on in the 73rd minute of the game, with Northern Ireland already 3-0 in San Jose.

Hazard has only played six times for Celtic this season, with his last appearance coming in their 0-0 home draw against Livingston in January.

The highlight of the 23-year-old’s season so far will undoubtedly be saving two penalties in Celtic’s shootout victory over Hearts in the 2019/20 Scottish Cup final, which has been postponed to December.



ITALY 2-0 NORTHERN IRELAND

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Highlights for Italy vs Northern Ireland in Group C European qualifier for the FIFA World Cup

In addition to Hazard, Accrington striker Stanley Dion Charles is also expected to play for Northern Ireland against the United States. The 25-year-old – who was born in England – is making the squad for the first time and is set to make his Windsor Park debut.

Charles forward Kyle Lafferty will lead the squad for the first time, while Newcastle defender Jamal Lewis could be fit to play after returning to training after the groin problem that prevented him of the defeat of Italy.

Following Sunday’s friendly against the United States, Northern Ireland will resume their home World Cup qualifying campaign against Bulgaria on Wednesday, also live on Sky Sports.

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