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Premier Sports scores rights to Northern Ireland friendlies

UK pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports has acquired exclusive rights to home friendly matches played by Northern Ireland’s national football team.

The two-year deal runs until 2018 and begins with Northern Ireland’s game against Croatia at Belfast’s Windsor Park stadium on November 15.

Premier Sports struck the agreement with the Irish Football Association, the sport’s governing body in Northern Ireland.

Richard Sweeney, Premier Sports’ general manager, said: “This agreement adds to other relevant Northern Irish coverage currently scheduled on Premier such as Team GB’s games from the Ice Hockey World Championships taking place in Belfast in April, the Irn-Bru Cup, the NCAA Friendship Four and GAA action from the Allianz League.”

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