Fabian Schar

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Granit Xhaka and Northern Ireland’s Conor Washington during Switzerland’s 1-0 win in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Granit Xhaka has told Northern Ireland to move on from the penalty call that has left Switzerland in charge of their World Cup play-off. The Northern(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill and  Jonny Evans after the final whistle of the World Cup playoff first leg against Switzerland at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye/

Michael O’Neill described the penalty that condemned Northern Ireland to defeat against Switzerland as the worst decision he has seen at international(...)

Switzerland players celebrate after Ricardo Rodriguez  scored from the penalty spot during the World Cup playoff first leg at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland 0 Switzerland 1 The road to Russia for Northern Ireland has been pot-holed by a potentially fatal blunder. “Dare to Dream” is their (...)

 Poland players celebrate their penalty shoot-out win over Switzerland in Saint-Etienne. Photograph: Getty

Switzerland 1 Poland 1 (Poland win 5-4 on penalties) Poland reached their first-ever European Championship quarter-final with a penalty shoot-out vic(...)

 Armando Sadiku  of Albania reacts in front of his supporters during the  Euro 2016 group A  match against Switzerland at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Albania 0 Switzerland 1 Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka won the battle of the brothers as Albania’s debut at a major tournament ended in defeat. The n(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale scores the second in  their Uefa Champions League Group B game against  FC Basel at Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Georgios Kefalas / EPA

Real Madrid 5 FC Basel 1Real Madrid escaped to Europe for a little therapy. It is 114 days and only six games since they won the trophy that defines t(...)

 Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his second goal against  Honduras  at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. Photograph: EPA

Honduras 0 Switzerland 3Four years ago to the day, Honduras held Switzerland to a scoreless draw in South Africa, denying Ottmar Hitzfeld’s side a pla(...)

FC Basel’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer fails to save a goal by Chelsea’s Victor Moses (far right) during their Europa League semi-final first leg soccer match at St. Jakob Park Stadium.  Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

FC Basel 1 Chelsea 2: Rafael Benitez’s side prevailed on t(...)