Northern Ireland vs Switzerland live stream Thursday 09 -11- 2017 FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualification
Northern Ireland - Switzerland Thursday, 21:45, Belfast, Windsor Park.

Northern Ireland has never before participated in the play-offs for the World Cup. Prior to that, the "northerners" played three times at the biggest tournament, but all times (1958, 1982, 1986) they went directly to the mundial. The best result was the 1/4 finals in 1958. Then Northern Ireland managed to leave Czechoslovakia and Argentina behind the tournament in the first round and together with Germany went to the next stage. However, in the quarter-finals the team ran into the French and flew out of the tournament (0: 4).

The Swiss in this regard are much more experienced than their rivals. So, this European team took part in the final part of the world championships 10 times (1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1994, 2006, 2010, 2014) and unlike Northern Ireland recently did it all the time. The best result is also the game at the quarterfinals. This happened three times - in the distant 1934, 1938 and 1954.

Unlike Northern Ireland, Switzerland already knows what butt matches are. In 2006, this team issued an incredible thriller with the Turks, defeating them at home with a score of 2-0, and then losing at the exit 2: 4 and thanks to the rule of the exit goal went to the World Cup. By the way, that year was the most successful in the history of the Ukrainian team. Why did we remember our guys? And because at the stage of 1/8 "blue-yellow" in the penalty shoot-out beat just Switzerland.

In their groups Northern Ireland and Switzerland did not experience any problems and quietly guaranteed themselves a way out of the group for a few rounds to the finish. The Swiss and all the time were the first, but lost in the last round to the Portuguese and dropped to second place. Northern Ireland, in turn, could not compete with the current world champions the Germans, but left behind the tournament Czech Republic and Norway.

The Swiss will come to Belfast with the hope to provide the required result already here, but do not think that they will immediately run forward. In the butt games, the price of the error is so great that the risk in the end can lead to failure. We have become accustomed to that such games, where the result is at the forefront and are the most important in a career for many, rarely come out spectacular. Today's match is unlikely to be rich in events, and the fight will come to the fore.

Approximate compositions:

Northern Ireland: McGovern - McLaughlin, J. Evans, Macaulie, Brant - Davis, K. Evans - Magenis, Norwood, Dallas - Washington

Switzerland: Sommer-Lichsteiner, Cher, Akandzi, Rodriguez-Jaca, Froyler-Shakiri, Dzemali, Mehmedi-Seferovich

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