(SOUNDBITE) (English) NORTHERN IRELAND MANAGER, MICHAEL O'NEILL, SAYING: "I am not sure the team will be any weaker, I would imagine, hopefully Toni Kroos gets a rest, and one or two others.
Gnabry I think needs a rest as well.
We will face a very strong team.
You know one of the difficulties we always have playing Germany is that when Jogi (Joachim Loew) makes substitutions and you realise that the players coming on are equally as strong as the players that are going off so that is a big challenge for us." STORY: Northern Ireland go into Tuesday's (November 19) EURO 2020 qualifier against Germany as something of a David versus Goliath battle.
The team are recovering from a missed penalty in their last game that gave the Netherlands automatic qualification alongside Germany for next summer's tournament.
Ahead of their encounter in Frankfurt, Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill jokingly said he hoped that star players like Toni Kroos and Serge Gnabry were rested and that the Germans were a strong team whichever players Joachim Loew selects.
Northern Ireland will experience an “inevitable payback” in coronavirusinfections as a result of easing restrictions over Christmas, the chiefmedical officer has warned. Dr Michael McBride said any relaxations would havean impact on hospital admissions, as he stressed the need for people to have a“careful” Christmas.
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Courtesy: Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill defends newlockdown measures for Northern Ireland in the face of a furious backlash frombusinesses. The strict clampdown, which is close to the severity of March’slockdown with the exception that schools will remain open, will come intoeffect next Friday.
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A hospital to rehabilitate recovering Covid-19 patients is due to open in CoAntrim on Friday. It is for those who are well enough to leave acute medicalservices but would benefit from care which cannot be provided at home. Thatincludes occupational therapy designed to help them become more mobile againafter long periods bedridden and suffering from fatigue. Interview with healthminister Robin Swann.
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Germany's gross domestic product grew by a record 8.5% in the third quarter as Europe's largest economy partly recovered from an unprecedented plunge caused by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring, the statistics office said on Tuesday. Ciara Lee reports.
A group of physicists say they have created the smallest ship on Earth that is small enough sail down the inside of a human hair. Netherland’s Leiden University physicists Rachel Doherty, Daniela Kraft and colleagues, 3D printed the miniscule vessel to follow bacteria known as microswimmers to better understand how they work. The boat measures an incredible 30 micrometers or about 0.001 inches. They also printed spiral shaped particles which rotate along while they are propelled through water, and other shapes including a Star Trek-style spaceship. In future the technique could also be used to create synthetic microswimmer that can travel through the human body to diagnose conditions or deliver targeted drugs.
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Alain Robert, known as ‘Spiderman’, faces criminal charges after scaling one of Frankfurt's tallest buildings.
The French urban climber climbed to the top of the 545-foot office building without a harness.
He wore a silver suit and cowboy foots, his stunt taking just 30 minutes to complete.
The building is in Germany's financial capital and home to rail operator Deutsche Bahn, they have filed a criminal complaint against him for trespassing. Report by Shoulderg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn