Northern Ireland hoping next defeat also rewarded with Euro 2016 progress

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Northern Ireland’s 1-0 successful defeat to Germany has let them progress to the knock-out rounds of Euro 2016 where they will face Wales in the last 16.

Manager Michael O’Neill said after the game, “Even when we lose we win, and we are hoping to continue that trend with another successful thumping at the hands of Wales in the last 16.”

Over the last 20 years, Northern Ireland has been famed for their drab performances and embarrassing defeats, but it appears their hard work is finally paying off.

Despite not really having any good players of note since the late George Best, the team have surpassed expectations.

Captain Steven Davis has said,  “We have been utterly shit for so long now, that our shit performances are resulting in us getting further and further in the competition.

“As the gaffer rightly said, if we can keep up this standard of dross and get peppered with shots and let in the odd goal here and there we could go really far in this competition.”

England manager Roy Hodgson is expected to start scouting Northern Ireland training sessions to see just how they are managing to progress when the majority of their results in the competition have been defeats.

The England manager told reporter,  “That lot have lost twice already and their country is going absolutely banana’s, with parties in the street and everything!

“We haven’t lost a game and the whole country is going ape shit at me.

“I mean, if we could just grasp a few defeats from the jaws of victory like this lot we could send the millions of English fans into ecstasy for the rest of the competition.”

Northern Ireland will face Wales in the last 16 where a couple of goals from Gareth Bale should be enough to see the Ulstermen through.