Switzerland vs N Ireland
World Cup Euro Qual Play-Offs
5:00pm Sunday 12th November
WATCH: FULL-TIME HIGHLIGHTS
SWITZERLAND 0-0 N IRELAND
It's all over. The Swiss are going to Russia, and it's heartbreak for Northern Ireland.
It's a 1-0 aggregate victory for Switzerland, and it's that penalty decision which has swung it. Evans so very nearly sent the tie into extra-time at the death, but the dream is over for Michael O'Neill's side.
The Swiss, meanwhile, reach their fourth consecutive World Cup.
90+4: Rodriguez's strike is straight at McGovern, who pumps it forward.....
90+3: Brunt gives the ball away to Embolo, and Evans concedes a foul 25 yards out. They will take their time with this one. One minute to go...
90+1: OFF THE LINE!!! So close for Northern Ireland! Sommer is left flapping at thin air and Evans' header is goalbound, but Rodriguez clears off the line!
90: Into added time we go... FOUR minutes added on.
89: SAVE! Great turn of pace from Embolo and his low effort from a narrow angle is saved by McGovern. Not long left now...
88: Delaney is inches away from turning home a cross and sending the Swiss through. They stay ahead on aggregate, but a Northern Ireland goal now would almost certainly send us to extra-time.
86: Final Swiss sub and that is Seferovic's evening over. A nightmare evening for the striker. On comes Breel Embolo to mighty cheers.
85: OVER! Seferovic over again!! Zakaria picks out the No.9, who is in acres of space but fires well over the ball from 15 yards out. A terrible miss, and the visitors are still in this one.
82: Washington has departed for Paddy McNair. That comes after Lichtsteiner makes the most of a push and decides to run into the advertising boards to overstate it. He appeals to the ref but that's pretty shameful in truth.
80: Perhaps surprisingly, Shaqiri's evening is over. That draws whistles from the home supporters - Freuler comes on to replace him.
79: Very deliberate handball from Evans as he dives to stop a pass - he picks up a yellow for that. It's a free-kick for Switzerland and Rodriguez will look to cross this one in... but McAuley is there to head clear.
77: Jones slips and looks for a free-kick out wide, but he's not going to get that. Tough conditions out there and we're entering squeaky-bum time, that's for sure.
75: DOUBLE SUB! Ward, Norwood off for the visitors. John Magennis and Jordan Jones come on. Chance to make a name for yourselves.
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72: OFFSIDE! A very close call, but Seferovic strays offside and he receives a yellow after continuing to bear down on goal and getting a shot away.
HOW ARE THE NERVES?
WATCH: WASHINGTON SO CLOSE
Washington's header was inches away from nestling into the far corner. Watch the chance below...
68: It's a poor cross from Brunt but the visitors get a second bite at the cherry. This time it's Saville with the ball in but Akanji deals with it at the back.
67: McAuley flicks it on for Dallas, and his cross is deflected wide for a corner. The pocket of Norn Iron fans let out a roar... Xhaka clears for another corner...
A tireless performance so far from both sides. It's a quality 0-0, honest.
62: SAVE! Stunning turn from Washington out wide and he bursts down the wing before picking out Saville, but he can't quite get the ball out of his feet and his strike is a tame one at Sommer.
61: First sub of the evening sees Dzemaili make way for Admir Mehmedi.
60: Shaqiri has been a constant threat for the hosts and Northern Irish fans must be holding their breath every time he touches the ball. This time the Stoke man cuts inside before picking out Zuber, but his touch is a heavy one and the visitors win the ball back.
58: Zuber plays a dangerous low ball across the six-yard box but no man in red is there to meet it. Shaqiri is then wasteful in handing possession back to Northern Ireland.
56: Almost a quality through ball for Dallas, but Schar does brilliantly to slide in and force the ricochet off Dallas to earn Switzerland a goal-kick.
No changes from either side yet - which manager will budge first?
54: WIDE! What a counter from the visitors. Ward's cross puts it on a tee for Washington, but the glancing header sails inches wide of the far post.
52: Again it's the hosts who come forward, but Lichtsteiner's low cross is cleared by McAuley. For all the chances Switzerland have had, it's still 0-0 on the night... Northern Ireland will still believe.
51: Seferovic chases the ball down and he gets a cross in just before it rolls out, but Evans is there to head away. The Swiss on top here...
49: WIDE! Rodriguez allowed time to size one up and his effort from 20 yards out bounces just wide of the far post. That chance comes moments after Hughes makes a quality interception to deny Zuber.
47: BLOCKED! The Swiss put on the squeeze and Zuber looks to get a shot on goal, but Hughes is there to make a vital block.
We're underway in what is essentially the final quarter of this tie. Will the Northern Irish be forced to go for the Hail Mary late on?
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And breathe. What a frantic first half. The Swiss will be wondering how they are not ahead, with Seferovic in particular guilty of missing a great opportunity, while Brunt has stung the gloves of Sommer on a couple of occasions. Terrific match - it remains 1-0 to Switzerland on aggregate. All to play fot!
45+1: Brunt's effort is well over... And that should be that for the half.
45: Ward is brought down about 25 yards out, and it's a great chance for Northern Ireland to have an attempt on goal as ONE minute added on is signalled.
WATCH: MCGOVERN SAVE
McGovern's smart stop has kept Northern Ireland in this one. Watch the video to see how he denied Zuber an opener in Basel.
42: Xhaka absolutely skies an effort but his blushes are spared with the offside flag going up...
40: Like with Brunt's early attempts, Dallas goes for the spectacular from 30 yards out but he sees his effort blocked. Down the other end, Shaqiri is needlessly offside when he was out in plenty of space.
WATCH: BRUNT'S EARLY TESTER
Brunt tested Sommer early on with a terrific effort. See how close he came to giving Northern Ireland the lead below...
Brilliant photo, sums up the madness of this match.
35: Northern Ireland just struggling to string a few passes together when they do retrieve the ball. It has been a high-octane start in Basel, whether the two sides can maintain this pace for the full 90 remains to be seen.
SWITZERLAND 0-0 N IRELAND
33: Already 14 attempts in this tie, 10 from the hosts, though crucially just two have been on target. McGovern has been wise to the strikes, but if they can sort out their shooting boots then you fancy the Swiss to take this one out of Northern Ireland's reach.
But as it goes, it's still just 1-0 on aggregate. Anything can happen.
31: WIDE! And then some. Another chance goes begging for the Swiss! Zuber cuts onto his right but as the ball bobbles up he strikes it and ends up seeing it go closer to the corner flag than to the goal.
29: GREAT SAVE! It's a fine team move from the Swiss, and it's Seferovic who picks out Zuber this time, but his low effort is saved by the left foot of McGovern. Vital stop.
EYES ON THE PRIZE
26: Not entirely sure how Seferovic hasn't nodded the Swiss ahead here, but he completely misses the ball from Shaqiri's cross.
25: SAVE! Shaqiri has options in the middle but he opts to cut inside onto his left and sneak a shot into the bottom corner, but McGovern gets down well to make the save. The Swiss now have a corner... which is cleared.
23: WIDE! Zuber's ball finds Seferovic in behind the Northern Ireland defence - he takes a touch before sending the second wide of the near post with a volley.
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