Cathcart set to miss NI qualifiers
Published Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Northern Ireland defender Craig Cathcart has had to pull out of two upcoming World Cup qualifiers because of a knee injury.
NI and Blackpool''s Craig Cathcart. (© Pacemaker)
The Irish Football Association confirmed that the 24-year-old will miss the games against Portugal at Windsor Park on Friday and Luxembourg next Tuesday.
Aberdeen player Josh Magennis and Kilmarnock defender Rory McKeown have been called up to Michael O'Neill's squad for the matches.
Northern Ireland currently sit fourth in Group F on six points, five behind third-placed Israel and eight short of leaders Portugal, who have played one game more.
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