FIFA has confirmed Northern Ireland’s votes for the Ballon d’Or were not registered in time to be counted.
Brendon Batson, Steve Cram, Dame Mary Peters and Wendy Sly all feature in the New Year Honours list.
Scotland will face Northern Ireland in a friendly at Hampden Park, the Scottish Football Association has announced.
The Football Association has turned down an invitation for England to play a friendly match in Belfast in March 2016.
UEFA has announced its inaugural Nations League will take place between September and November in 2018.
Northern Ireland have built a great platform for Euro 2016 qualification despite defeat in Romania, Gareth McAuley says.
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