World Cup 2018: Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill wary of Norway threat in Oslo


Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill expects Norway to provide a tough test as his team go into Sunday’s final World Cup qualifier seeking to seal a play-off spot.

Thursday’s 3-1 defeat by group winners Germany leaves Northern Ireland needing a point in Oslo to ensure a play-off place, although it may be achieved by results elsewhere to make them one of the top eight runners-up.

An improved Norway side hammered San Marino 8-0 on Thursday evening and although they cannot qualify, they will hope to finish the campaign on a high.

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