O'Neill praises players and hands out three new caps in battling draw in Panama

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Liam Boyce keeps his cool in the red-hot heat of Panama City. Image courtesy Irish FA.

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The Northern Ireland manager has been praising his players after a battling scoreless draw in the overnight friendly against Panama.

Michael O'Neill handed three players their international debuts in sweltering conditions.

Goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, midfielder Jordan Thompson and striker Shayne Lavery came on as substitutes.

There was a crowd of 26,000 for the home team's last match before heading to the World Cup finals.

The Green and White Army now move on to their second and final tour game against Costa Rica on Sunday.

The boss says it's job done in Panama City...




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