Now in Euro, which is in a group with Belgium, Italy and Sweden, just after crossing the dam with Bosnia (1-1, 2-0), Ireland begin their series against another party verification participating in the tournament, Switzerland. Before the dispute on the “Aviva Stadium” Dublin “Greens” presents only a failure suffered in the last 10 matches, official and friendly, plus 5 wins and 4 draws. The other 9 games (6 successes, 3 draws) have not lost at home, in a surprising 1-5 in a test with Portugal in June 2014. Only once in the previous 19 games at home have marked.
In a series the EC with France, Romania and Albania, “national” gave Switzerland a previous time in four games, 2-3 in a “check” in Slovakia. Subsequently, it imposed in another test, all “outside” 2-1 to Austria. “Red-white” were not inclined than twice in the previous 13 clashes and each time the foreign land, in addition to 9 wins and two draws. They scored in 12 of these disputes.
Now more than a decade dating back to the last game between the two representative 0-0 in Ireland in October 2005, the 2006 World Cup qualifiers after the tour is finished 1-1. The previous success of the islanders was home 2-1 in a “friendly” in March 1992. The Swiss have previously triumphed in October 2003, 2-0 at home in Euro 2004 knockout, defeating all in that campaign and away score 2- 1.
For new confrontation, coach Martin O`Neill host lost four players, Walters, Hendrick, Forrester and arteries, all injured. Besides, Serb Vladimir Petkovic has called him not Gökhan Inler, who has not played for Leicester in December, nor Djourou injured. Returns instead Senderos. Shaqiri is uncertain, while Elvedi and Tarashaj celebrates first convocation.