NI team return from France

The Northern Ireland team will be welcomed home by fans at the Titanic fanzone on Monday.

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NI team arrive home to heroes' reception

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The Northern Ireland team arrived back on Monday evening to a heroes reception at the Titanic fanzone.

Manager Michael O'Neill was given 'the bumps' on the Belsonic stage as thousands of fans flocked to the venue to show their gratitude for the team's exploits at Euro 2016.

Players lined up on the stage and soaked up the appreciation at the end of a memorable French adventure.

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NI team leave France for home

The NI team posed for one last photo at their French base before returning home. Credit: Presseye

The Northern Ireland team have left France ahead of their Belfast homecoming.

The team will arrive home to fans gathered at the Titanic Slipway fanzone at around 5.30pm.

Michael O’Neill’s side may have exited the tournament after a 1-0 defeat to Wales on Saturday, but supporters will be keen to show their gratitude for their heroes.

Homecoming planned for NI football team

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Fans will get the chance to show their appreciation to the Northern Ireland team as they return from their European adventure in France.

Sports Minister Paul Givan has announced a homecoming event to be held at the Belsonic Fan Zone at Titanic Quarter on Monday.

The event, in conjunction with the Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council will begin at 5.30pm, with festivities due to end at around 8.30pm.

Anyone wishing to attend will need to get a ticket, through the Ticketmaster website -

Tickets are charged at £2 to cover administration costs, with £1 going to the official charity of both the IFA and Fan Zone, NI Cancer Fund for Children.

Speaking on announcement of the event, Paul Givan said: “Michael O’Neill and the team have made the whole country proud and it has been fantastic to seethe green and white army getting behind their team, both in France and back home.”

O'Neill and his players will take to the stage to share their experiences of Euro 2016 in France.

Anyone wishing to attend is advised that parking will not be available at the venue, so fans are encouraged to use public transport.


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