Switzerland forward Cedric Itten heads home the winning goal during the  Euro 2020 Group D qualifier against Georgia   at Kybunpark stadium  in St Gallen.  Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/AFP via Getty Images

Switzerland 1 Georgia 0 Debutant Cedric Itten pounced for a 77th-minute winner in St Gallen on Friday night to lift Switzerland into second place in (...)

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy: “I don’t think the system contributed to our inability to pass the ball to each other.”

Mick McCarthy admitted after the 2-0 defeat here that Ireland had been second best to Switzerland. But with his team still one game away from a p(...)

A view of the pitch ahead of the game between Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland. Photo: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.

Aaron Connolly gets his first start for the Irish senior team in Geneva where Mick McCarthy has made three changes for the potentially decisive Europe(...)

Vladimir Petkovic: ‘We had difficulties with late goals, yes, I can concede that.’ Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Swiss may well in crisis after a defeat on Saturday that once again featured the costly concession of late goals. But they were, to be fair, being(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy: “We will give it our all, we will try to win the game. But I don’t think it is do or die, though. It is for them. They have to beat us but that’s not the case for us.”

Mick McCarthy says that although the Republic of Ireland will again try to win their European Championship qualifier in Geneva on Wednesday night, he (...)

 Denmark’s Yussuf Poulsen  scores the winning goal  during the  Euro 2020 Group D qualifier against  Switzerland at the Telia Parken stadium in Copenhagen. Photograph: Georgios Kefalas/EPA

Denmark 1 Switzerland 0 Switzerland’s habit for conceding late goals in Ireland’s Euro qualifying group continued as they allowed Denmark to snatch (...)

Denmark coach Age Hareide: “We haven’t lost in Copenhagen for three years, and I know we are capable of beating Switzerland.” Photograph: Getty Images

Euro 2020 Group D qualifier: Denmark v Switzerland, Telia Parken Stadium, Saturday, 5pm Irish time - Live on Virgin Media Sport. In a group where avo(...)

Glenn Whelan returns to the Ireland midfield for the game against Switzerland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mick McCarthy restored the experienced Glenn Whelan to the Republic of Ireland starting line-up for Thursday evening’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Swi(...)

 Granit Xhaka: “Technically we are better and so we will find the solution that works for us.” Photograph: Georgios Kefalas/EPA

Ireland’s rather miserable competitive record over the past 20 years against the Swiss suggests Mick McCarthy’s side might just be overdue a slice of (...)

 Switzerland’s head coach Vladimir Petkovic at a  press conference at the Aviva stadium ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. Photograph:  Georgios Kefalas/EPA

Switzerland boss Vladimir Petkovic has warned the Republic of Ireland it would be a mistake to read too much into Xherdan Shaqiri’s absence from Dubli(...)

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