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Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2016 against the odds, but how did they achieve it?
(BBC Sport - Football, )

They beat Barcelona and Chelsea against the odds to reach the Champions League final, but how well do we know Atletico Madrid?
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

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I like to be against the odds.
(Barry Bonds)

When you choose to be an actor, you are going against the odds.
(Olivia Wilde)

Against the odds, the Wanderers are into the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Sport, )

Two goals, one early, one late, gave the United States a victory against the odds and the run of play.
(The Independent - Football, )

Meet Jordanne Whiley - a talented, Grand Slam-winning star of British tennis who is battling against the odds.
(BBC Sport - Tennis, )

Against the odds, Southampton are flying high in the Premier League and shocked Arsenal in the Capital One Cup.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Michelle Payne has become the first woman to ride a Melbourne Cup winner against the odds, both on and off the track.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Manly have escaped with a -14 win over Newcastle to rob the Knights of one of the great against the odds NRL victories.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Juan Cuadrado had come to symbolise a young man with ambition and desire to succeed against the odds long before his £27million transfer to Chelsea.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

We all love a rousing tale of perseverance against the odds, and Dallas Buyers Club offers two of them: one on the screen, and another behind the scenes.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

Against the odds, record stores have managed to shake off their image as dingy meccas for music snobs and coax a new breed of fans hooked on hip-again vinyl.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

The Battle of Agincourt, where Henry V’s outnumbered army defeated the vast French legion against the odds, was remembered with a commemorative service in London.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The increase in the number of non-native English speakers is one of the biggest challenges facing schools in the English-speaking world, but some are succeeding against the odds.
(Forbes - Education, )

Watch highlights of a surprise victory for Australia in the 1,000m speed skating event, as Steven Bradbury takes gold against the odds at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
(BBC Sport, )

The former Prime Minister said he was addressing the audience 'not as a candidate but a foot soldier', as he set out how Labour was 'fighting against the odds' to hold back the SNP tide.
(Daily Mail - News, )

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: What a remarkable game rugby can be when played at the very top level and this was a stunning win from Wales against the odds which has put them in a strong position.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Having one premature baby is nerve-wracking enough, but one mother of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, is counting her blessings after she had three in 28 months – and all survived against the odds.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

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