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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Scotland and Northern Ireland can play an amiable at Glasgow's Hampden Park on 25 March, four days before the resumption of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, the British rivals announced.

Scotland, who're in third devote qualifying Group D, host Gibraltar on 29 March, while Northern Ireland, second in Group F, entertain Finland at Windsor Park.

"Playing Northern Ireland, a national side packed with confidence after their will European qualifying, might be a good challenge for the team," Scotland manager Gordon Strachan said.

"There may obviously become a British derby feel on the game, that literally brings one more competitive edge, which is exactly what were looking before we resume our qualifying campaign against Gibraltar."

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill said: "It becomes an excellent match for individuals ahead of the Finland qualifier.

"It's going to have been about four months since i was as a whole in Bucharest, so a testing game against local opponents gives us good preparation for the qualifier later within the week." 

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