NIreland-Russia qualifier postponed for 2nd time

A second attempt to play Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier

against Russia has been aborted due to bad weather in Belfast.

Heavy snow initially led to the match being postponed on Friday

and shifted to Saturday at Windsor Park.

But with further snow and ice forming on the pitch, the

qualifier was called off on Saturday morning. No new date has been

set for the fixture.

Russia has a four-point lead in Group F over Israel and

Portugal, two teams which drew 3-3 on Friday. Northern Ireland is

five points further back in fourth.