Aaron Hughes did not feature against Belarus on Tuesday and the veteran defender, 39, has now retired from professional football.
Northern Ireland have achieved their objective of putting daylight between themselves and Netherlands, according to boss Michael O'Neill.
Paddy McNair struck four minutes from time as Northern Ireland maintained their three-point lead over Germany at the summit of Group C.
With coach Joachim Low unable to oversee the win over Belarus, deputy Marcus Sorg accepted he felt strange on the sidelines for Germany.
Joachim Low was absent due to injury but his Germany side extended their 100 per cent record in Group C by winning 2-0 away to Belarus.
Northern Ireland's late win over Belarus was an example of their never-say-die spirit, according to goalscorer Josh Magennis.
Northern Ireland moved top of Group C with a 2-1 victory over Belarus in Euro 2020 qualifying, Josh Magennis' late goal the difference.
Memphis Depay got two goals and a pair of assists in Netherland's 4-0 Belarus win, but Ronald Koeman was not entirely happy with his team.
Memphis Depay scored two and got a pair of assists as Netherlands beat Belarus 4-0 to start Euro 2020 qualifying in victorious fashion.
Former Barcelona star Ronald Koeman was a sounding board for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong as he considered which club to join.