BBC Sport - Euro 2016: NI can repeat 1982 heroics says World Cup legend Gerry Armstrong

NI can repeat 1982 heroics - Armstrong

Northern Ireland's 1982 World Cup hero Gerry Armstrong believes the class of 2016 can cause similar surprises at the European Championship, which starts next week.

Armstrong's famous goal helped Northern Ireland shock hosts Spain at the World Cup finals 34 years ago and the west Belfast man believes Michael O'Neill's side can surprise Poland in the Group C opener in Nice.

"Poland are one of the favourites in the group to qualify along with Germany but I can see us, as underdogs, causing an upset in that game," Armstrong said.

"With our free-kicks and set-pieces, we can cause anybody a problem. That's why we've gone 11 games unbeaten."

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