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Teams will want to avoid Northern Ireland in play-off – O'Neill

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Manager Michael O’Neill said Northern Ireland will be tough to beat in a World Cup play-off after their 2-0 qualifying win over the Czech Republic.

Monday’s win in Belfast – their fifth in a row – guaranteed a top-two spot in Group C and a likely play-off place.

“Probably teams would say they wouldn’t have minded playing Northern Ireland,” said O’Neill.