Manchester United‘s Jonny Evans has been called up to the Northern Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifying encounters against Russia at the Lokomotiv Stadium on September 7 and Luxembourg four days later at Windsor Park. The highly versatile defender has yet to play for the Reds this season because of an ankle operation.
Born and brought up in the city of Belfast, Jonny Evans made his international debut for the Northern Ireland senior team in the unforgettable 3–2 victory against Spain at Windsor Park in September 2006. A multifunctional footballer who is often used as a left-back, the 24-year-old Manchester United favourite has managed to rack up an impressive total of 29 full appearances for the country of his birth so far. And even though Northern Ireland is a comparatively small country, it has nevertheless produced some of the finest players ever witnessed in the long history of British football. Jonny Evans: “Many Irish youngsters have real desire and hunger to succeed, which bodes well for Irish football’s future.”
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