Switzerland reach the 2018 World Cup at Northern Ireland's expense with a goalless draw in Sunday's second leg in Basel for a 1-0 aggregate win.
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England fall below Italy in FIFA world rankingsEngland fall one place below Italy in FIFA's latest world rankings despite the Azzurri having failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Nov 23, 20:11
Report: Michael O'Neill offered Northern Ireland contract extensionThe Irish Football Association reportedly offers Michael O'Neill a new six-year contract which would make him the highest-paid manager in Northern Ireland's history.
Nov 21, 20:14
West Bromwich Albion want boss with Premier League experience?The owners of West Bromwich Albion are reportedly keen on appointing a head coach with Premier League experience as a replacement for Tony Pulis.
Nov 21, 12:40
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill to hold Scotland talks?Northern Ireland reportedly allow boss Michael O'Neill to hold talks over the vacant position with Scotland.
Nov 18, 09:53
Michael O'Neill 'turns down Sunderland approach'Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill reportedly rejects an approach from Sunderland to take over at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 16, 15:26
Scotland make official approach for Michael O'Neill?A report claims that Scotland want to hold talks with Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill about replacing Gordon Strachan at Hampden Park.
Nov 15, 14:10
Rangers show interest in Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill?Rangers are reportedly interested in speaking to Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill over the vacant managerial position at Ibrox.
Nov 14, 10:26
Michael O'Neill not thinking about Northern Ireland futureMichael O'Neill is unwilling to discuss his future as Northern Ireland boss following an aggregate World Cup qualifying playoff defeat to Switzerland.
Nov 12, 22:45
Michael O'Neill "could not be any prouder" of Northern Ireland playersMichael O'Neill admits that the manner of Northern Ireland's 1-0 aggregate defeat to Switzerland leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, settled by a controversial goal.
Nov 12, 19:34
Result: Switzerland reach World Cup at expense of Northern IrelandSwitzerland reach the 2018 World Cup at Northern Ireland's expense with a goalless draw in Sunday's second leg in Basel for a 1-0 aggregate win.
Nov 12, 19:00
Iain Dowie: 'Michael O'Neill may quit Northern Ireland if World Cup not reached'Michael O'Neill may decide that the time is right to move on from Northern Ireland if they fail to qualify for the World Cup, according to Iain Dowie.
Nov 12, 16:59
Gareth McAuley hints at international retirementVeteran defender Gareth McAuley is readying himself for international retirement ahead of Northern Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifying playoff against Switzerland.
Nov 12, 15:26
Granit Xhaka tells Northern Ireland fans to stop complainingGranit Xhaka claims that referee Ovidiu Hategan's contentious decision to point to the spot for Switzerland's win over Northern Ireland 'is not such a big topic'.
Nov 11, 21:26
Northern Ireland's Stuart Dallas a fitness doubt for second legStuart Dallas is a major doubt for Northern Ireland's meeting with Switzerland at St Jakob-Park after travelling to Basel on crutches due to a heavily bruised foot.
Nov 11, 14:27
Northern Ireland's Corry Evans apologises for wife's controversial tweetNorthern Ireland star Corry Evans issues an apology over an offensive tweet sent by his wife in the wake of the team's defeat to Switzerland.
Nov 10, 19:50
Corry Evans: 'Penalty call awarded against Northern Ireland was disgraceful'Northern Ireland's Corry Evans admits that he is "absolutely gutted" after a controversial penalty was awarded against him in his nation's 1-0 defeat to Switzerland.
Nov 10, 10:12
Xherdan Shaqiri: 'Switzerland worthy winners against Northern Ireland'Xherdan Shaqiri does not know whether Switzerland deserved to win a penalty against Northern Ireland but believes that his side were worthy of their victory at Windsor Park.
Nov 9, 22:33
Michael O'Neill "staggered" by controversial penalty decisionNorthern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill admits that he is "staggered" by the decision to award Switzerland a penalty in their World Cup playoff first leg.
Nov 9, 22:18
Result: Controversial penalty helps Switzerland defeat Northern IrelandSwitzerland edge into pole position for a place at the 2018 World Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in Thursday's playoff first leg at Windsor Park.
Nov 9, 21:38
Xherdan Shaqiri: 'Switzerland are better than Northern Ireland'Winger Xherdan Shaqiri claims that Switzerland possess more quality in their squad than World Cup playoff opponents Northern Ireland.
Nov 9, 16:58