Northern Ireland opening fixture will be a treat to watch.
It is special. And it is indeed special because they are playing in major finals after a very long time. There are at least 10,000 fans on their way to Nice, France to watch their team play against Poland. It will be a 30 years wait for Northern Ireland fans who last watched their team play in major finals in the 1986 FIFA World Cup when the team took on Brazil in Mexico.
Inspite of strikes in the country, fans have still managed to find their way to France. It is expected that at least 9,000 eager fans will be in greens and whites inside Stade de Nice for the match against Poland.
It’s not just the ordinary fans, but it will also comprise of VVIPs, including Boxing champ Carl Frampton, Mc Ilroy and the country’s First Minister who will be watching the match live from the stands. There are swarm of supporters pouring in at the Nice airport and train station. It will indeed be a morale booster for a team who will savour confidence from so many fans who will be present at the stadium to watch them play.