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Drink-driving case against Michael O'Neill due in court

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill is looking forward to seeing his side give Switzerland a mental examination in next month's World Cup play-off fixtures

The drink-driving case against Northern Ireland football manager Michael O'Neill is due in court today.

The case is expected to be heard at Edinburgh Sheriff Court following Mr O'Neill's arrest in the city on Sunday September 10.

The alleged offence is said to have happened on the A720 on the outskirts of Edinburgh in the early hours of the morning.

Mr O'Neill became manager of the Northern Ireland team in 2012 and has led it to unprecedented success.

He guided his side to the last 16 in their first ever European Championship finals appearance - in France at Euro 2016.

The team is due to play Switzerland in the play-offs for the World Cup in Russia next year.

The manager signed a new four-year contract in March last year.

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