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25.10.2003 at 19:00 Brühl - Grenchen - Switzerland Attendance:
Switzerland 2 - 0 Rep of Ireland
Referee: Nebojsa Rabrenovic (MNE) European Qualifier-match

Murat Ural 22 mins;
Leonel Romero 39 mins;
Opening squads
Kevin Fickenfscher
Kay Voser
Christophe Lambert
Cédric Donnet
Heinz Barmettler
Marc Luetolf
Moreno Costanzo
Pirmin Schwegler
Murat Ural
Leonel Romero
Steven Lang
Darren Randolph
Sean Kelly
Darron Gibson
Darren O'Dea
James Fitzgerald
Diarmuid O'Carroll
John Paul Kelly
Ian Morris
William Clarke
Martin Reilly
Anthony Stokes
Guillaume Faivre
Yvan Bolay
Branko Sijakovic
Zdravko Kuzmanović
Anton Franjic
Jonas Elmer
Blerim Ganaj
Shane Supple
Darren Stapleton
Ryan O'Leary
Mark Keane
James Chambers
Johnathan Hayes
Ross Gaynor
Marc Luetolf (out)
Zdravko Kuzmanović (in)41 mins;
Moreno Costanzo (out)
Jonas Elmer (in)54 mins;
Jonas Elmer (out)
Anton Franjic (in) 78 mins;
James Chambers -> Martin Reilly (63)
Johnathan Hayes -> James Fitzgerald (63)
Yellow cards
Steven Lang 57 mins;
Pirmin Schwegler 59 mins;
John Paul Kelly (29)
William Clarke (81)
Red cards
None None.
Match report
Ireland finish bottom of group.

Rep of Ireland U17 0-2 Switzerland U17
The Republic of Irelands youngsters have failed to qualify for the second phase of the European Championship qualifiers after losing their final first-phase game to hosts Switzerland on Saturday.

A draw would have been sufficient for the Irish after Belarus only drew 1-1 with Austria, but Noel O’Reilly’s men fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat despite creating a host of scoring opportunities.

There was an element of luck to the Swiss opener when Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph was adjudged to have carried the ball across the line after it came off the crossbar. The second goal sickened the Irish, who enjoyed plenty of possession but couldn’t find the target.

A rueful Irish manager said: “We haven’t created as many chances all week as we did in this match, but we didn’t take them and some of the decisions by the referee were crazy.”

Teams Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Austria 3 2 1 0 5 3 7
Belarus 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
Switzerland 3 1 0 2 3 3 3
Republic of Ireland 3 1 0 2 2 4 3
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