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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.
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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)

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