Shane Duffy reacts after conceding the second goal against Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

Turns out Peter Schmeichel called it about right. “Switzerland will win against Ireland. I have seen Ireland play and they are so bad.” He was so with(...)

Ireland’s Darren Randolph makes a save against Switzerland. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Switzerland 2 Republic of Ireland 0 No famous victory in the end then, nor even the draw that would have left the Danes with a day off to look forwar(...)

Jordan Pickford saves Josip Drmic’s penalty to see England beat Switzerland on penalties. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty

Switzerland 0 England 0 (England win 6-5 on penalties) This was a game too far, long before it drifted apologetically into extra time, or culminated (...)

Switzerland’s Denis Zakaria scores their second goal. Photograph: Irakli Gedenidze/Reuters

Georgia 0 Switzerland 2 Switzerland survived a difficult first half and overcame the absence of forwards Xherdan Shaqiri and Haris Seferovic to beat (...)

Emil Forsberg of Sweden scores his team’s first goal past goalkeeper Yann Sommer of Switzerland during the World Cup  Round of 16 match  at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Sweden 1 Switzerland 0 Anyone wondering ahead of kick-off how these two had avoided each other in all eight of the previous tournaments that they ha(...)

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic gestures during a training session at the Saint Petersburg Stadium  on the eve of the  World Cup round of 16 match against Sweden. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

World Cup Round of 16: Sweden v Switzerland, Saint Petersburg Stadium, 3.0pm (Live RTÉ2/BBC1) While there is excitement in England over their way the(...)

Northern Ireland’s Jordan Jones  and his team-mates look dejected after the  World Cup playoff second leg match against Switzerland  at St Jakob-Park in Basel. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Switzerland 0 Northern Ireland 0 (Switzerland win 1-0 on agg) Michael O’Neill resembled a mourner at a funeral as he walked across a mud-splattered p(...)

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(...)

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