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Last Updated: Sunday September 06 2009 10:53 GMT

N Ireland grab crucial point

Northern Ireland celebrate their draw

Northern Ireland kept alive their dreams of a place in the World Cup play-offs with a 1-1 draw against Poland in Chorzow.

Kyle Lafferty scored the opener in the 37th minute when he passed the ball between Artur Boruc's legs off the back of David Healy's pass.

Poland levelled with a late goal from Mariusz Lewandowski.

Northern Ireland now have two games left to play, the next one against Slovakia on Wednesday at Windsor Park.

After the match Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington said: "It is a fantastic result tonight but we are all disappointed it is not three points.

"To come to a country like this, who have a very good team, we put our bodies on the line."

Scotland win

Scotland celebrate win
Scotland celebrate win

Earlier on Saturday, Scotland also kept their World Cup hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Macedonia at Hampden Park.

Elsewhere, a late goal from Robbie Keane earned the Republic of Ireland an important 2-1 win over Cyprus in their World Cup qualifier.

Wales will take on Russia on Wednesday, while England will play Croatia.