Russia 2 Northern Ireland 0: Match Report

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Russia 2 Northern Ireland 0: Match Report
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Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifying campaign got off to a losing start as goals from Viktor Fayzulin and Roman Shirokov gave Fabio Capello's Russia three points in Moscow. The visitors set-up to steal a point and for half-an-hour looked as though they might, only for Fayzulin to break the deadlock with a smart finish from eight yards.

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