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06.06.2013 at 18:30 Obilic Stadium Belgrade Attendance:
Rep of Ireland Under 19 2 - 2 Switzerland
Referee: Sergei Lapochkin (RUS) European Qualifier Elite Stage-match

Sam Byrne (16)
Kieran Sadlier (23)
Frey 43 mins,
Campo 52 mins,
Opening squads
Ian Lawlor
Noe Baba
Pierce Sweeney
Brandon Miele
Steven Smith
Bradley Garmston
Shane Griffin
William Hayhurst
Kieran Sadlier
Sam Byrne
Luke Gallagher
Danny Rogers
Sean Long
Adam Evans
Kenny Mc Evoy
Carel Tiofack
Sean Maguire
Sean Kavanagh
Mirko Salvi (GK)
Alexandre Infante
Jordi Nsiala
Gregory WŁthrich
Edmond Selmani
Florian Gudit
Kenny Mc Evoy -> William Hayhurst (70)
Carel Tiofack -> Kieran Sadlier (88)
Wuthrich for Matri 60 mins,
Nsiala for Tabakovic 70 mins,
Yellow cards
Noe Baba (68)
Gregory WŁthrich 89 mins,
Red cards
None. None
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
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Republic of Ireland 2 Switzerland 2

PAUL DOOLINS Republic of Ireland Under 19s secured a 2-2 draw with Switzerland in the first of their three UEFA European Championship Elite Phase qualifiers.

The Irish started their Group 2 campaign in Belgrade with a point after Sam Byrne and Kieran Sadlier put them ahead before Switzerland levelled through Michael Frey and Samuele Campo.

Ireland started brightly with Noe Baba and Steven Smith both going close before Byrne opened the scoring on 15 minutes with a strong header that struck the crossbar before bouncing in.

Playing positive football, Ireland pushed on and got a second goal when Sadlier showed off his accuracy by curling a free-kick from the edge of the oppositions penalty area into the back of the net.

Doolins team went close again when Will Hayhurst headed an effort against the crossbar before the Swiss pulled one back when Campo crossed for Frey to head in two minutes before half-time.

Then seven minutes after the restart, Campo got a goal of his own when racing through to slot past goalkeeper Ian Lawlor, who had hardly been called on up to that point.

Substitute Kenny McEvoy almost snatched a win for Ireland late on, but they had to settle for a point. Next up is a clash with Slovakia on Saturday before facing hosts Serbia on Tuesday.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Lawlor; Baba, Sweeney, Smith, Griffin; Gallagher, Miele; Hayhurst (McEvoy 70), Sadlier (Tiofack 88), Garmston; Byrne.

SWITZERLAND: Mvogo; Luchinger, Matri (Wuthrich 60), Gulen, Untersee; Corbaz, Alesevic, Tabakovic (Nsiala 70); Campo, Frey, Khelifi
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