World Cup - Northern Ireland's clash with Russia postponed by snow

Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Russia has been moved back to Saturday at 15:00 after snow hit Windsor Park.

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The snow-covered pitch at Windsor Park (Reuters)

Overnight rain and snow has left the city in wintry conditions, covering the pitch in snow.

A first inspection at 10:00 was inconclusive, and a further two inspections made later in the day left it apparent the ground would not be ready in time for a 19:45 kick-off.

Linfield's stadium is among the more basic in international football and it does not have much in the way of defences to the elements.

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