Hughes bids emotional farewell to game after Northern Ireland win

Aaron Hughes bid an emotional farewell to football after Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifying win over Belarus.

The 39-year-old, who did not make the matchday squad for the game, told his team-mates in the dressing room of his decision to end a career in which he won 112 caps for his country, 48 of them as captain, and played at Euro 2016.

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