Switzerland vs Northern Ireland
FIFA World Cup Qualifying Play-off Second Leg
Date: Sunday, 12th November 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: St. Jakob-Park (Basel).
Switzerland sit on a slender lead and are in the driving seat when they welcome Northern Ireland for the second leg of the World Cup qualification play-off.
A controversial penalty in the second half was the difference between the two teams from the first leg. Many might claim that the Switzerland strike lucky, but they were the far better team on the night and the result is nothing less than deserved.
Coming in to the second leg, Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neil must reassess his tactics, especially with the long ball ploy having little effect in breaking down a stellar Swiss attack. With the match being played at their home ground, Switzerland will be prepared to go on the attacking front and therefore O'Neil must find the perfect balance between defense and attack.