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McCarthy happy Republic have another chance despite loss to Switzerland

Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PA49 hits

Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy was refusing to be downhearted as he contemplated a winner-takes-all clash with Denmark with a trip to the Euro 2020 finals at stake.Ireland would have already booked their ticket had they won in Switzerland on Tuesday night, but a 2-0 defeat by the side currently sitting in 11th place in the FIFA rankings left them needing to take three points from the Dan...Full Story »

Republic face uphill battle after Switzerland sink them in Euro qualifier

Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PA35 hits

A Haris Seferovic strike and Shane Duffy’s own goal left the Republic of Ireland needing to beat Denmark to secure automatic qualification for the Euro 2020 finals as Switzerland got right back into the race.Seferovic’s 16th-minute effort and Duffy’s misfortune at the death secured a 2-0 win for the home side at the Stade de Geneva on a night when skipper Seamus Coleman was sen...Full Story »

McGoldrick rescues Republic of Ireland with late equaliser against Switzerland

Posted Friday, September 06, 2019 by PA65 hits

David McGoldrick chose the perfect moment to score his first international goal as the Republic of Ireland hit back to snatch a priceless 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifier draw against Switzerland.The Sheffield United striker powered home an 85th-minute header seconds after Glenn Whelan had rattled the crossbar just when it look as though Fabian Schar’s earlier effort had handed the Group D favourit...Full Story »

Switzerland pay penalty as Pickford helps England finish third in Nations League

Posted Monday, June 10, 2019 by PA85 hits

Jordan Pickford was England’s penalty shoot-out hero once again as Gareth Southgate’s men eventually overcame Switzerland to bring an exciting end to a tepid third-place play-off in the Nations League.Three days on from losing their semi-final to Holland due to two defensive gifts and a narrow offside call, the Three Lions returned to a far quieter Estadio D Afonso Henriques for Sund...Full Story »

Santos hails genius of Ronaldo after hat-trick sinks Switzerland

Posted Thursday, June 06, 2019 by PA113 hits

Portugal boss Fernando Santos hailed the “genius” of Cristiano Ronaldo after his stunning hat-trick beat Switzerland 3-1 to book the hosts a place in the Nations League finalJuventus forward Ronaldo opened the scoring at the Estadio do Dragao with a fine free-kick after 25 minutes.Switzerland, though, equalised through a controversial penalty in the 56th minute, after German referee ...Full Story »

Belgium 2 - 1 Switzerland: Lukaku at the double for Red Devils

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by Goal.com150 hits

Romelu Lukaku ended a six-game competitive dry spell with both Belgium goals in a late 2-1 home win over a stubborn Switzerland in the Nations League on Friday. On target twice in a 3-0 defeat of Iceland last month, Manchester United striker Lukaku repeated the heroics as he scored either side of Mario Gavranovic's surprise 76th-minute equaliser. The 25-year-old looked to have played the par...Full Story »

England 1 - 0 Switzerland: Sluggish England thankful for Marcus Rashford strike on return to winning ways

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by PA171 hits

Marcus Rashford’s eye for goal helped England see off Switzerland with a victory that ensured the enthusiasm of a World Cup semi-final run did not descend into a record losing streak.The feelgood factor Gareth Southgate earned in Russia this summer was dented but not ruined by Saturday’s Nations League loss to Spain, and a 1-0 friendly win at Leicester’s King Power Stadium ensu...Full Story »

Sweden 1 Switzerland 0: Swedes dream thanks to Forsberg's moment of fortune

Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by Goal.com156 hits

Manuel Akanji's unfortunate touch on Emil Forsberg's shot sent Sweden through to the World Cup quarter-finals in Russia.Sweden are through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1994 after a deflected goal from Emil Forsberg clinched a 1-0 win over Switzerland. The first meeting between the nations at a major tournament simmered for 65 minutes in St Petersburg until Forsberg...Full Story »

Vladimir Petkovic feels reaching last 16 was ‘minimum objective’ for Switzerland

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA90 hits

Switzerland boss Vladimir Petkovic insists reaching the last 16 of the World Cup was the “minimum objective” as they prepare to face Sweden next week.An eventful 2-2 draw against Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod secured Switzerland’s place as runners-up to Brazil in Group E and paved the way for an all-European clash for a spot in the quarter-finals.Blerim Dzemaili opened the scor...Full Story »

Switzerland 2 Costa Rica 2: Petkovic's men set up Sweden last 16 clash

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Goal.com182 hits

Switzerland were far from their best against Costa Rica, but secured the point they needed to progress to the World Cup knockout stages. Switzerland booked their spot in the last 16 of the World Cup courtesy of a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday. Brazil's win over Serbia in the night's other Group E game means that Vladimir Petkovic's side finish second in the pool an...Full Story »

Switzerland earn draw against lively Costa Rica to set up Sweden clash

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA105 hits

Switzerland will meet Sweden in the last 16 of the World Cup as they secured safe passage from Group E with a dramatic late draw against Costa Rica.While Costa Rica were already out having lost their opening two matches, they were the better side in Nizhny Novgorod and were good value for their 2-2 draw.Blerim Dzemaili opened the scoring for Switzerland after they had been largely on the back-fo...Full Story »

Switzerland vs Costa Rica - Controversial celebrations won’t be repeated, says Behrami

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA202 hits

Valon Behrami has stressed Switzerland’s players will not repeat the controversial goal celebrations they performed against Serbia during the remainder of the World Cup.Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner all avoided being banned by FIFA but were fined for the way they celebrated the two Swiss goals in their 2-1 success over the Serbians.Arsenal midfielder Xhaka and Stok...Full Story »

It’s just emotion: Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri responds to goal celebration

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PA147 hits

Xherdan Shaqiri responded by saying “it’s just emotion” when he was questioned about the way he celebrated his late winner in Switzerland’s 2-1 victory over Serbia.Stoke winger Shaqiri and Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, who netted Switzerland’s equaliser in the World Cup Group E contest in Kaliningrad, each celebrated their goals by making a gesture with their han...Full Story »

Serbia 1 Switzerland 2: Shaqiri strikes late to clinch crucial comeback victory

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Goal.com128 hits

Serbia bossed the first half of their clash with Switzerland but were pegged back by fine efforts from Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri. Xherdan Shaqiri scored a last-minute winner to give Switzerland one foot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a 2-1 victory over Serbia. The Stoke City forward kept his cool to put the finishing touch on a brilliant second-half fightback from Vladimir Petk...Full Story »

Xherdan Shaqiri scores late winner as Switzerland stun Serbia

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PA119 hits

Xherdan Shaqiri scored a 90th-minute winner as Switzerland came from behind to beat Serbia 2-1 in World Cup Group E.The Swiss drew level in Kaliningrad in the 52nd minute when Shaqiri’s shot was blocked and Granit Xhaka blasted the loose ball into the net, cancelling out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s fifth-minute header.Shaqiri, who sent a fine effort against the post shortly after the equal...Full Story »

Serbia vs Switzerland - Switzerland and Serbia determined to let football do the talking

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA262 hits

Switzerland boss Vladimir Petkovic has refused to ignite a political row ahead of their key World Cup clash with Serbia.The teams face off in Group E on Friday with Serbia top after their opening win over Costa Rica.Stoke midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is expected to continue to wear footwear which will have the Kosovo flag on his right heel to pay tribute to his heritage.Stoke’s Xhe...Full Story »

Brazil's Neymar, Gabriel Jesus kept down by Switzerland in opening draw

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by ESPN145 hits

Neymar tried a lot but not much came off for the Brazilian star against Switzerland. Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images Brazil disappointed the torcedores (fans) who filled the Rostov Arena with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in their opening World Cup match Sunday. Tite's team had a great first half but were not able to keep up their tempo, suffered from an early second-half equalizer...Full Story »

Tite frustrated by Switzerland goal as Brazil draw World Cup opener

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA74 hits

Brazil coach Tite was convinced Switzerland’s equaliser should have been ruled out for a foul as the five-time World Cup winners were held to a 1-1 draw in their Group E opener.Swiss midfielder Steven Zuber headed his side level five minutes into the second half, leaving the Brazilians protesting in vain amid claims he had pushed defender Miranda as he climbed to meet Xherdan Shaqiri&rsquo...Full Story »

Brazil 1 Switzerland 1: Zuber pegs back below-par Selecao

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Goal.com117 hits

Philippe Coutinho's curling strike was cancelled out by Steven Zuber's second-half header as Brazil were held to a draw by Switzerland. Brazil continued the trend of tournament favourites underperforming as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland in their World Cup Group E opener in Rostov. Having bowed out of their home tournament four years ago with a 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany, ...Full Story »

Steven Zuber denies Brazil as Switzerland snatch famous draw

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA104 hits

Steven Zuber denied Brazil victory in their opening game of the World Cup as battling Switzerland fought back to snatch a famous 1-1 Group E draw in Rostov.The Hoffenheim defender cancelled out Philippe Coutinho’s stunning first-half opener with a bullet header five minutes after the restart with the South Americans appealing in vain for a push on defender Miranda.In their first game at th...Full Story »

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