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Republic of Ireland need win over Denmark after defeat in Switzerland

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Once they lost in Switzerland the Republic of Irelands hopes of qualifying for Euro 2020 rest on next months home game with Denmark.
Edimilson Fernandes along with Haris Seferovic reach the aims although victory could have booked the Irishs place.
Qualification will be secured by A triumph over the Danes on 18 November from Group D.
But the Irish will be Seamus Coleman, who was sent off in conceding a second-half punishment superbly preserved by Darren Randolph.
After rain had jeopardized Tuesdays game, Switzerland stride afforded Benfica striker Seferovics 16th-minute goal and Fernandes hammered despite Shane Duffys attempts.
With the Republic changing to a more familiar 4-4-2 from their ancient formation, they produced pressure however, the held company to put themselves back after their 1-0 defeat in Copenhagen on Saturday.
The Republic top Group D on goal difference from Denmark with Switzerland a stage behind but both Danes and Swiss have matches in hand, which come against Georgia and sides Gibraltar respectively 15 November.
Slips by the Korean against Georgia and into their final match in Gibraltar – or Denmark losing to Gibraltar – a Republic win from the Danes in their final match will probably be enough to secure eligibility for McCarthys side.
The Irish would have to win by 2 objectives when the Swiss only select up four points from their last two games.
They might still have the fallback option of a play-off place if that route fails.
McCarthy given a first start after his motivating first-cap cameo at Saturdays uninspiring lure in Georgia to Brighton youngster Aaron Connolly but rather it had been the Breel Embolo who was the offender in the first half of Borussia Monchengladbach.
With Embolo discovering space readily, he assisted the carve through Shane Duffys legs out a series of first-half opportunities and Seferovics ending from beyond the box undid the clear plan of carrying out and frustrating the home of that the Republic.
Following the first half had been commanded by the Swiss of the Republic rallied but beyond having a Glenn Whelan shot blocked, had little to show in the way of opportunities.
Colemans dismissal came after he had been adjudged to have handled an Embolo shot from the 76th minute, which followed his card with the Granit Xhaka of Arsenal.
Randolph beautifully saved substitute Ricardo Rodriguezs spot-kick while Fabian Schar led against the Republic woodwork in the second half.
The Republics screen in Saturdays 0-0 draw in Georgia came in for criticism and McCarthy opted for three modifications as well as the formation.
As Callum Robinson dropped out, with Preston midfielder Alan Browne brighton youngster Connolly partnered James Collins in assault.
As expected, Sheffield Uniteds Enda Stevens returned set up of Matt Doherty after suspension but was part of a defence alongside Shane Duffy and John Egan.
Despite Saturdays 1-0 defeat by Denmark, Swiss boss Vladimir Petkovic chosen to get an unchanged beginning line-up as the home side took charge and his faith was honored.
The signs were ominous for the people as Xhaka analyzed Randolph in the seventh minute before player of this year Seferovic blasted low through the legs of Duffy after Jeff Hendricks misdirected defensive header.
At Swiss keeper Yann Sommer, Duffy led a Glenn Whelan corner at the opposite end before the break but it was a Republic goal effort that was rare.
McCarthy introduced Callum ODowda for striker Collins after abandoning his three in the formation midway through the first half and it helped the visitors create some pressure in the next quarter.
Nevertheless, the Swiss were continued to split out the better opportunities, with Randolph needing to tip within a header then seeing Schars header come back off a post.
Connolly was replaced by Scott Hogan about 70 minutes shortly before Colemans dismissal after conceding the punishment as he picked up another yellow card.
The heroic Randolph stretched to his left to keep out Rodriguezs spot-kick but can do nothing like Fernandes blasted in despite Duffys attempts.

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