NIreland-Russia qualifier postponed for 2nd time
Russia’s World Cup qualifier at Northern Ireland has been
postponed for a second straight day due to wintry weather.
Heavy snow initially led to the match being postponed on Friday.
Additional snow fell on the field Saturday and ice formed.
No new date was set.
Russia (4-0) leads Group F with 12 points, four ahead of Israel
and Portugal (both 2-1-2). Northern Ireland (0-1-3) has three
points, ahead of Azerbaijan on goal difference, and Luxembourg
(0-3-2) is last with two.
Northern Ireland hosts Israel on Tuesday. Portugal, held to a
3-3 draw at Israel on Friday, is at Azerbaijan and will play
without Cristiano Ronaldo, suspended for accumulation of yellow