Today's FIFA World Cup™ qualifier between Northern Ireland and Russia in Belfast has been postponed, with both sides agreeing to play the fixture at 15.00 local time (16.00 CET) tomorrow, with snow rendering conditions unplayable at Windsor Park.

There will be a further inspection tomorrow to determine whether the game can go ahead. Snow began to fall overnight and persisted throughout the day, coating the pitch in a thick covering.

Norwegian referee Tom Hagen and a team of match delegates completed a series of inspections this morning but the likelihood of a game looked remote for much of the day and a decision was finally made to postpone the game.