BBC Sport - New Zealand will test Northern Ireland - Michael O'Neill

New Zealand will test Northern Ireland - O'Neill

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says New Zealand will provide a physical test in Friday's friendly in Belfast.

The match comes eight days before O'Neill's men face Azerbaijan away in an important World Cup qualifying match.

Ross County striker Liam Boyce is tipped to start against New Zealand having been the top scorer in the Scottish Premiership with 24 goals.

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