Sun. May 19th, 2019

Northern Ireland v Switzerland LIVE, World Cup play-off

Northern Ireland 0-1 Switzerland, World Cup play-off RESULT: Follow all the action plus updates from Scotland 0-1 Holland and Croatia 4-1 Greece

  • Northern Ireland fell to a first-leg defeat in their World Cup play-off in Belfast
  • Ricardo Rodriguez scores a contentious second-half penalty for the visitors
  • Croatia hit Greece for four in Zagreb to take huge step towards Russia
  • Memphis Depay scored the winning goal as Holland had too much for Scotland

Northern Ireland fell to defeat after a controversial Ricardo Rodriguez penalty gift Switzerland the advantage from the first-leg or their World Cup play-off.

Corry Evans was penalized for a hand ball in the box, after Xherdan Shaqiri's shot seemed to hit him on the back of his shoulder from close range.

The home side were incensed by the decision but must now go to Basle and get a result in the second leg to keep their hopes of reaching a first World Cup in 32 years alive.

Elsewhere Croatia thrashed Greece 4-1 in the other play-off of the night, while Scotland were beaten 1-0 at home by Holland.

You can relive all the action or the first leg from Windsor Park with Sports emails JAMES DUTTON …


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