O'Neill explains selection for qualifiers

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill acknowledges that it will be "a massive bonus" if his side pick up any points in their opening World Cup qualifier aganst Russia on 7 September.

"If we finish any higher than our group seeding of fourth, then that will be a good achievement," said O'Neill, ahead of his first campaign at the helm.

O'Neill has left open the possibility of striker David Healy joining the squad for the game with Luxembourg on 11 September.

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