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Evans called up by North for Israel test

Northern Ireland have called up Corry Evans for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Israel.

Evans had been left out of the original squad after suffering a quad injury during Hull's pre-match warm-up against Crystal Palace earlier this month.

However, he has now been added to Michael O'Neill's party after passing a fitness test.


Northern Ireland's game against Russia was called off due to snow on Friday and again on Saturday, meaning they need a result tomorrow to salvage anything from what had been seen as an important home double header.

Evans adds to O'Neill's midfield options in the absence of Chris Baird, who would have been suspended against Russia before coming into contention against Israel.