The Norn Iron are seeking to snap their four-game losing streak as they enter the weekend. Three points ahead of San Marino in the lowest spot in Group H, who have dropped all five of their games thus far, Northern Ireland is now last but one.
Kazakhstan suffered a 1-0 loss to Finland on Thursday, which sent them hurtling back to earth. With nine points from five games, Kazakhstan is presently in fourth position in Group H, but with all three points this weekend, they may tie Finland for first place.
Kazakhstan vs N. Ireland kick-off time
|Date:||Sep 10, 2023|
|Kick-off time:||9:00 am ET / 6:00 am PT|
The match between Kazakhstan and Northern Ireland is scheduled for September 10. The kickoff is scheduled for 9:00 am Eastern Time (ET) or 6:00 am Pacific Time (PT)
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Team news & squads
Kazakhstan team news
On Thursday, Kazakhstan manager Magomed Adiyev used a 3-4-2-1 system with Islambek Kuat and Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov lining up behind the team's lone striker Abat Aymbetov, who has two goals in his past three games for Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan possible XI: Shatskiy; Bystrov, Marochkin, Alip; Skvortsov, Tagybergen, Darabayev, Vorogovskiy; Kuat, Zaybutdinov; Aymbetov
|Goalkeepers:||Shatskiy, Shayzada, Zarutskiy|
|Defenders:||Bystrov, Marochkin, Alip, Skvortsov, Vorogovskiy, Tapalov, Dosmagambetov, Maliy, Erlanov|
|Midfielders:||Tagybergen, Darabayev, Kuat, Zaybutdinov, Orazov, Chesnokov, Kairov, Beyesbekov|
|Forwards:||Aymbetov, Samorodov, Prokopenko|
N. Ireland team news
When Northern Ireland last played Slovenia, Michael O'Neill used a 4-1-4-1 system, with Southampton youngster Shea Charles anchoring the midfield and Bolton Wanderers striker Dion Charles leading the charge.
Paddy McNair and Jonny Evans will continue to pair at centre-back, and Trai Hume and Ciaron Brown are set to play full-back, though O'Neill could be tempted to sign veteran defender Craig Cathcart.
N. Ireland possible XI: Peacock-Farrell; Hume, Evans, McNair, Brown; Charles; McMenamin, Price, Saville, Kennedy; Charles
|Goalkeepers:||Peacock-Farrell, Southwood, Hazard|
|Defenders:||Hume, Evans, McNair, Brown, Cathcart, Toal, Spencer, Thompson|
|Midfielders:||S. Charles, McMenamin, Price, Saville, Kennedy, Washington, McCann, Smyth|
|Forwards:||D. Charles, Magennis, Lyons, Jones|
Kazakhstan and Northern Ireland have only played once before, earlier this year in a 1-0 win for Kazakhstan away from home.