Northern Ireland qualifies for first ever European Championships

Thursday October 8th, 2015

The Northern Ireland national team has qualified for its first ever European Championship. The team beat Greece 3–1 on Thursday to qualify for the 2016 Euros in France. 

Captain Steven Davis scored two goals and striker Josh Magennis scored once.

The Northern Irish have clinched one of the top two spots in their group and can clinch the top spot with a win or draw against Finland on Sunday. Romania and Hungary are battling for the second automatic qualifying spot. 

Northern Ireland has also qualified for three World Cups in its history—1958, 1982 and 1986.

The Republic of Ireland also scored an impressive victory on Thursday, beating Germany 1–0 in Dublin. 

- Dan Gartland

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