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(...)

 Ciaran Clark  celebrates his early goal for the Republic of Ireland in the friendly international against Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:    Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland 1 Switzerland 0 After all the talk about the possibility of Euro2016 games having to be played behind closed doors, perhaps it mi(...)

England’s Danny Welbeck scores his first goal against Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

Switzerland 0 England 2 The only disappointment for Roy Hodgson, perhaps, is that England could not conjure up this kind of football more often(...)

 Haris Seferovic of Switzerland scores the winner past Ecuador’s Alexander Dominguez   at Estadio Nacional  in Brasilia. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

Switzerland 2 Ecuador 1A first stalemate of the World Cup beckoned but this World Cup is not ready for mundanity yet. In a sensational finish in Brasí(...)

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