10/11/2017

Northern Ireland 0 Switzerland 1

Northern Ireland have been defeated in their World Cup first leg play-off against Switzerland at Windsor Park.

The team lost 1-0 and they have a lot of work to do to get one of the nine remaining places at next summer's finals in Russia.

A controversial decision was made by referee Ovidiu Hategan to award the Swiss team a penalty after a hand ball against Corry Evans inside the penalty box.

Chris Brunt said the team were disappointed by the decision.
News Image
He said: "It would have been nice to leave here with something to take to Basel with us, but it maybe sets us up a little bit differently for Sunday."

(CD/JP)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

08 October 2002
McIlroy to direct team affairs by mobile phone
Northern Ireland manager Sammy McIlroy has confirmed that he will direct team affairs by mobile phone during Saturday's opening Euro 2004 qualifier against Spain in Albacete.
18 July 2008
'Specs' Camera Catches Just One Driver
Figures released today reveal that just one motorist has been caught speeding by a speed camera on the A2 road. Thirty-two Speed Enforcement Camera System (SPECS) cameras operate on the main A2 road in north Down since being switched on in May. The 'Specs' cameras monitor traffic flowing in both directions of the A2, between Bangor and Hollywood.
11 March 2002
Invest NI complete top management team
Professor Fabian Monds, Chairman of the Shadow Board of Invest Northern Ireland, has announced two further senior appointments to complete the management team for the new economic development agency.
06 November 2002
Ten-year road safety strategy for Northern Ireland launched
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Angela Smith, today launched the new Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy for 2002-2012. The Strategy sets long-term targets aimed at reducing road deaths and serious injuries by 33% and by 50% for children.
15 August 2001
Health chiefs consider prescription fraud clamp down
Health Service chiefs are considering introducing fixed penalty charges to combat the multi-pound prescription fraud in Northern Ireland. The proposal is being taken into account by the Eastern Health and Social Services Board (EHSSB) following an external audit which showed a possible prescription fraud of £4.7 million.
17 July 2001
POLICE SAY BELT UP OR PAY UP
PEOPLE found not wearing their seatbelts are to be issued with a £30 fixed penalty notice instead of a warning, in a new RUC initiative designed to save lives and reduce serious injury. Every year almost 35,000 people are found not wearing seatbelts, with most offenders so far given advice and warning instead of penalties or prosecution.
30 September 2011
'Team NI Executive' Backs '999 Team'
NI Executive Ministers have been celebrating with the Sports, Justice and Public Safety Ministers all joining forces and congratulating team members from the Fire, Police and Prison Services who recently took part in the World Police and Fire Games.
08 August 2014
Police Bring Speed Checks To North Down
Police have been carrying out speed checks across North Down this week in an effort to push the 'speed safety' message. The PSNI said that on Tuesday 5 August, officers in Bangor and Holywood carried out speed checks on roads suggested by local residents via police Facebook pages.
24 February 2014
Cross Border Penalty Points Plan Put On Hold
A proposed cross-Border penalty points system has been put on hold over a number of legal complexities. Alex Attwood, the former Minister of the Environment, and the south's Minister of Transport Leo Varadkar had previously agreed a plan which would see penalty points issued to drivers recognised both north and south of the Border.
30 May 2012
On-The-Spot Fines Introduced To Speed Up The Justice System
New on-the-spot fines could speed the justice system up and send 1,500 less people to court each year, David Ford has said. The Justice Minister was joined in Belfast by the PSNI's Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton, to announce a scheme that allows police officers to slap fixed penalties on people caught drinking in public places.
02 September 2002
Nesbitt warns parents to keep kids belted up
Environment Minister Dermot Nesbitt has warned parents to make sure their children are wearing seat belts, after it was revealed that Northern Ireland has one of the worst road safety records for children in Europe.
18 May 2018
Infrastructure Projects At Risk Amid Ambiguous Decision-Making Process
A wide range of infrastructure projects in Northern Ireland are at risk amid ambiguity surrounding the decision-making process in the absence of a functioning Assembly, SDLP Infrastructure Spokesperson, Sinead Bradley MLA, has said.
17 May 2018
DfI To Appeal Decision Over Controversial Incinerator Project
The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) is to appeal a judge's decision over a planning application for the controversial incinerator project. The proposed arc21 Residual Waste Treatment facility in Mallusk, Co Antrim, was blocked by the High Court on Monday, 14 May.
25 April 2018
Depts Take Decision To Publish Fatal Fetal Abnormality Termination Report
The report of an inter-Departmental working group on termination of pregnancies in fatal fetal abnormality cases has been published by the Departments for Health and Justice. Publication of the report, which was commissioned in 2016, was meant to have been decided by Ministers.
09 February 2016
Over 10,000 People Hospitalised For Respiratory Problems Every Year
Over 10,000 people from Northern Ireland are admitted to hospital for respiratory problems every year, according to the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA). Around 2,000 people will die from a respiratory condition, accounting for around one in seven of all deaths.