Boss Michael O’Neill admits Northern Ireland are “miles away” from where they want to be after a 0-0 draw against Cyprus.
Martin O’Neill suffers his first defeat since taking the Republic of Ireland job as his side lose against Serbia.
Scott Brown’s late strike gives Scotland a narrow 1-0 victory over Poland in their friendly in Warsaw.
Tiger Woods is fit to play in the World Golf Championships at Doral despite withdrawing from the Honda Classic in Florida.
Holders England earn a 2-0 win against Italy in their opening Cyprus Cup game, while Scotland are held by France.
South Africa captain Graeme Smith, who engineered the downfall of three England captains, retires from international cricket
Former British soldier Mick Brennan will not compete in Saturday’s downhill at the Winter Paralympics after describing conditions as “scary”.