Northern Ireland Face Uphill Task In Play Offs

Written 11 months ago by Midlands Sport

Northern Ireland are facing an uphill battle to reach next summer’s World Cup finals.

Michael O’Neill’s men suffered a controversial 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in their first leg at Windsor Park last night.

The goal came from a debatable penalty after Corry Evans was harshly judged to have blocked a shot with his arm.

Meanwhile Croatia had a comfortable win in the other play-off first leg; they beat Greece 4-1 in Zagreb.

Tonight, Sweden are at home to Italy in another World Cup play-off.

Kick off in Stockholm is at 7:45pm.