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14-11-2016, 14:14

Northern Ireland v Croatia: Roy Carroll called into squad for friendly2 hours ago

Roy Carroll has won 44 caps and was part of the Northern Ireland squad at Euro 2016BBC coverageHow to follow:Commentary on BBC Radio Ulster and the BBC Sport website; Live text coverage and report on BBC Sport websiteLinfield goalkeeper Roy Carroll has been called into the Northern Ireland squad for Tuesday's friendly fixture against Croatia at Windsor Park.
Carroll comes in for Michael McGovern, who has returned to his club Norwich City for treatment on an injury.
Trevor Carson is out of the game after picking up a hand injury while playing for Hartlepool United on Saturday, with Alan Mannus likely to start in goal.
QPR striker Conor Washington is ruled out with a groin injury.
Washington was unavailable for the 4-0 World Cup qualifier win (http://forum.*****************/safari-reader://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37868685) over Azerbaijan in Belfast on Friday night because of the problem.
NI manager Michael O'Neill is expected to make to make a raft of changes for the friendly against the Croatians, with Lee Hodson, Ryan McGivern, Paddy McNair, Paul Paton, Matthew Lund, Liam Boyce and Niall McGinn among those expected to be in the running for starting roles.
Croatia will be without Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, who has returned to the Spanish capital to work on his fitness after coming on as a second-half substitute in the 2-0 win over Iceland on Saturday.
The former Tottenham Hotspur player has only recently returned from a knee injury and will be keen to be fully fit for this weekend's Madrid derby.
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic, ex-Manchester City and Spurs defender Vedran Corluka and first-choice goalkeeper Danijel Subasic will all miss out, as will Modric's Real team-mate Mateo Kovacic.
Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic is also a doubt for manager Ante Cacic, while Liverpool's Dejan Lovren had already withdrawn himself for consideration.
Juventus's Mario Mandzukic and former Leicester City striker Andrej Kramaric are the most recognisable names in a largely inexperienced squad.
Northern Ireland lie second in Group C of their World Cup qualifying group, while Croatia head Group I having won three and drawn one of their fixtures so far.

14-11-2016, 14:16
I hope someone remembers to explain offside and the passback rule to him. Much has changed since he last played