Northern Ireland fans sing anti-Sepp Blatter songs at Qatar game

Oliver Norwood congratulates goal-scorer Stuart Dallas
Oliver Norwood congratulates Northern Ireland goalscorer Stuart Dallas

Northern Ireland fans sang about Fifa president Sepp Blatter during a 1-1 friendly draw with Qatar at Crewe.

Brentford winger Stuart Dallas fired home after Will Grigg's flick-on before substitute Karim Boudiaf levelled for the controversial 2022 World Cup hosts.

Some Northern Ireland fans sang to their opponents "how much did you pay for the Fifa World Cup?"

"I said to the players it was a bit of a surreal experience, playing Qatar in Crewe," said NI boss Michael O'Neill.

Northern Ireland's remaining Euro 2016 Group F qualifiers
Romania (home)Saturday 13 June 2015
Faroe Islands (away)Friday 4 September 2015
Hungary (home)Monday 7 September 2015
Greece (home)Thursday 8 October 2015
Finland (away)Sunday 11 October 2015

Blatter has been facing calls to stand down from football's world governing body.

The official attendance at Crewe was announced as 3,022.

The friendly was arranged ahead of Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 home fixture against Group F leaders Romania on 13 June.

Northern Ireland are second in the table on 12 points after five games, one point behind Romania.

Northern Ireland: Carroll, McLaughlin, Hughes, McNair, Danny Lafferty, Cathcart, Corry Evans, McGinn, Norwood, Dallas, Grigg.

Subs: McGovern, McCullough, Jonny Evans, Reeves, Boyce, Magennis, Lavery, McCourt, Ward, Carson.

Qatar: Lecomte, Traore, Kasola, Ismail, Musa, Yasser, Hatem, El Sayed, Siddiq, Mohammad, Muntari.

Subs: Soufiane, Abdelkarim Hassan, Mukhtar, Muftah, Asadalla, Mohamed, Ilyas, Mohammed Abdullah, Abdulrahman Mohammed, Boudiaf, Jeddo, Muayed Hassan, Al Sheeb.

Referee: Michael Oliver (England)

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