Boss Michael O'Neill admits Northern Ireland are "miles away" from where they want to be after a 0-0 draw against Cyprus.
Northern Ireland's goal drought in away friendlies now stretches to 10 games after a stalemate with Cyprus in Nicosia.
Ben Reeves is desperate to make the most of his "incredible opportunity" with Northern Ireland in Wednesday's friendly against Cyprus.
Sammy Clingan is out of Northern Ireland's game in Cyprus with Dundee United's uncapped Paul Paton called up.
Northern Ireland's friendly in Cyprus next week is set to go ahead despite the bombing of a referee's car on the island.
Uncapped Milton Keynes Dons midfielder Ben Reeves is named in the Northern Ireland squad for the friendly in Cyprus.
Northern Ireland will play a home game at Windsor Park on a Sunday for the first time when they face Finland next year.
Scotland and the Republic of Ireland are drawn in the same qualifying group for Euro 2016, while England face Switzerland.
Northern Ireland will take on Greece, Romania, Hungary, Finland and Faroe Islands in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Northern Ireland will face Chile in Valparaiso on 4 June as part of the South American country's World Cup preparations.
Northern Ireland's task of qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals is made more difficult as they drop down to pot five for the draw.
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill says David Healy is an example to current and future international players.
Northern Ireland's all-time record goal-scorer David Healy ends his playing career after 95 international appearances.
England drop out of the top 10 in November's Fifa world rankings, moving down three places to 13th, but Scotland climb to 33rd.
Former Northern Ireland and Arsenal defender Pat Rice is in hospital after being diagnosed with cancer.
Irish FA chief Patrick Nelson insists that Northern Ireland can qualify for the expanded Euro 2016 tournament.
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill says he saw positives despite the goalkeeping error that led to a 1-0 defeat in Turkey.
A goal by Mevlut Erdinc in first-half injury-time gives Turkey a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in their friendly game in Adana.
Shane Ferguson is the latest withdrawal from the Northern Ireland squad for Friday's friendly against Turkey.
New York's Jonny Steele gets his first call-up to the Northern Ireland squad for Friday's friendly away to Turkey.
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