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We've Met Before - San Marino
WE’VE MET BEFORE: NORTHERN IRELAND Vs SAN MARINO
San Marino first established a football team in 1986 and gained affiliation to UEFA and FIFA in 1988.
They first played Northern Ireland 20 years later, in Belfast and lost 4-0, enabling the home side to claim their first win in the qualifiers for the 2008 finals.
David Healy struck low for his opening goal of the campaign and a fine shot from Grant McCann made it 2-0 at the interval.
Kyle Lafferty scored from close range before San Marino's Mauro Marani was red-carded for striking Michael O'Connor in the face. Steve Davis added the fourth 15 minutes from time sealed a vital three points.
In the return, in Serravalle, Northern Ireland moved up to second in Group Three with a 3-0 win. Gareth McAuley, McCann and substitute Chris Brunt scored the goals.
2008 Belfast WCQ Northern Ireland 4 San Marino 0
2009 Serravalle WCQ San Marino 0 Northern Ireland 3
Played N Ireland San Marino Draws
World Cup 2 2 0 0
Total 2 2 0 0