Honours shared between Northern Ireland and Israel

It wasn’t the grand finale either side would have wished for, but these Northern Ireland fans lacked neither commitment nor passion as they turned up in Tel Aviv to cheer on their team against Israel in the last World Cup group fixture. The match ended one-all, providing hope for future success for both teams. NIFI’s co chair ran into members of the Green and White army at Luton airport: “The fans I spoke to were really looking forward to their first trip to Israel and wanted to know everything from Tel Aviv nightlife to the distance from the Ramat Gan stadium to Jerusalem – and they did ask me about the local beer. The only downside of the encounter at Luton airport was I was flying to Glasgow, and they were flying to Tel Aviv!”

Northern Ireland fans in Tel Aviv