Republic of Ireland Euro 2020 qualification in doubt after Swiss loss

Republic of Ireland’s chances of getting to Euro 2020 is in doubt after they were beaten 2-0 by Switzerland.

Mick McCarthy’s side will now have to beat Denmark or depend on the nation’s cup playoffs next year.

Victory would have booked the Irish’s place but Haris Seferovic and Edimilson Fernandes hit the goals.

A win over the Danes on 18 November will secure qualification from Group D.

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  • The Republic of Ireland have suffered their first defeat under Mick McCarthy since he returned as boss
  • McCarthy’s first stint as Republic boss ended in a 2-1 defeat by the Swiss in October 2002
  • The Republic’s defeat leaves Denmark as the only unbeaten team in Group D
  • Seamus Coleman became the first Republic player to be red carded in a competitive game since Shane Duffy’s dismissal against France at Euro 2016
  • Haris Seferovic has been directly involved in 10 goals in his last eight home appearances for Switzerland (8 goals, 2 assists)
  • Midfielder Glenn Whelan earned his 91st cap, moving level with Niall Quinn as the eighth most-capped Republic player
  • After scoring 12 consecutive penalties for club and country between 2014 and 2018, Switzerland’s Ricardo Rodriguez has now missed two of his last five spot-kicks

 

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