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Carl Frampton posts tribute to Leeds United's Stuart Dallas on Twitter

Leeds United midfielder Stuart Dallas played a starring role for Northern Ireland against Greece on Thursday night.

Carl Frampton has posted a pitch-side selfie with Leeds United's Stuart Dallas, after the winger played a starring role in helping Northern Ireland to qualify for Euro 2016.

Dallas was a constant threat for Northern Ireland as they beat Greece 3-1 on Thursday to book their place at next summer's tournament in France.

It is the first time that Northern Ireland have ever qualified for the European Championships, and some of their finest sporting stars were in attendance at Windsor Park to witness history. 

Frampton, the IBF super bantamweight champion, was among the big names in the crowd, alongside golfing superstar Rory McIlroy. 

And the undefeated boxer couldn't resist going down to the pitch to join in with the players' celebrations at the final whistle.

His message to Dallas was a simple one, but also effectively highlighted just how far the 24-year-old has come in such a short space of time.

Dallas was playing domestically in Northern Ireland just three years ago, but moves to Brentford and, most recently, Leeds have elevated him to stardom. 

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