Bosnia v Northern Ireland LIVE commentary: Full coverage from Sarajevo as Republic of Ireland could await in Euro 2020 play-off final

Bosnia v Northern Ireland LIVE commentary: Full coverage from Sarajevo as Republic of Ireland could await in Euro 2020 play-off final

Northern Ireland will kick-off their Euro 2020 play-off campaign with a trip to Bosnia tonight as rivals Republic of Ireland possibly await the final.

Euro 2020 has been rescheduled to next summer following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steven Davis’s Northern Ireland take on Bosnia in their Euro 2020 play-off semi-final

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Steven Davis’s Northern Ireland take on Bosnia in their Euro 2020 play-off semi-final

There are still four places up for grabs at the showpiece tournament and the play-offs will decide who goes to the party.

Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland face Bosnia and Herzegovina in their Path B semi-final.

Should they win in Sarajevo this evening, they’ll face either Republic of Ireland or Slovakia for a place in next summer’s tournament proper.

Bosnia v Northern Ireland: How to listen

This match will get underway at 7:45pm on Thursday, October 8.

Full coverage from the Stadion Grbavica in Sarajevo will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage starting at 7pm.

Ian Danter and Gerry Taggart will be on commentary duty and to tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

App iPhone – Download from the Apple store

Android – Download from Google Play

Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

Listen to Tony Cascarino’s story about when the Republic of Ireland team met Pope John Paul II at Italia 90

Bosnia v Northern Ireland: Euro 2020 play-offs

Path B

Semi-finals

8 October 2020, 20:45 – Bosnia and Herzegovina v Northern Ireland – Stadion Grbavica, Sarajevo

8 October 2020, 20:45 – Slovakia v Republic of Ireland – Tehelne pole, Bratislava

Final

12 November 2020, 20:45 – Stadion Grbavica, Sarajevo or Windsor Park, Belfast

Winner to go into Group E with Spain, Sweden and Poland

Northern Ireland will be looking to reach Euro 2020 next summer

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Northern Ireland will be looking to reach Euro 2020 next summer

Northern Ireland squad

  • Goalkeepers: Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Trevor Carson (Motherwell).
  • Defenders: Jonathan Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal).
  • Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City), Jordan Jones (Rangers), Jordan Thompson (Stoke City), Joel Cooper (Oxford United), Alistair McCann (St Johnstone).
  • Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Reggina), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian).
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