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Worthington in Euro 2008 mission

Nigel Worthington
Poland and the Czech Republic failed to impress Nigel Worthington

Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington has been at Euro 2008 to watch World Cup qualifier opponents Poland and the Czech Republic in action.

The Czechs beat hosts Switzerland 1-0 in their opener while Poland were defeated 2-0 by Germany and Worthington is not worried by what he saw.

"They have good players but there's nothing there to frighten me," he said.

"I honestly believe we can pick up points against either of the sides and especially in Belfast."

He added: "It's something we must also look to do away from home.

"We can get points as long as we are fully focused and mentally ready to go and attack the situation come September.

"It has given me a good insight prior to playing them and we can build up a picture of each team."

Worthington's team faces the Czech Republic at Windsor Park on 10 September while they take on Poland at the same venue on 28 March.

Northern Ireland also play Slovakia, Slovenia and San Marino in Group Three.

see also
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Northern Ireland 4-1 Georgia
25 Mar 08 |  Internationals
Four players pull out of NI squad
23 Mar 08 |  Internationals
Carroll back as Gault called up
17 Mar 08 |  Internationals
Northern Ireland 0-1 Bulgaria
06 Feb 08 |  Internationals
Worthington happy with NI group
25 Nov 07 |  Internationals

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