Switzerland 2-0 Northern Ireland: Newcastle defender Jamal Lewis sent off after taking too long to take a throw in before Steven Zuber and Christian Faasnacht deliver devastating blow to Irish World Cup hopes
Northern Ireland’s World Cup hopes suffered a devastating blow as they were beaten by Switzerland on Saturday night.
Jamal Lewis was shown a red card after receiving a second booking for time-wasting in the 36th minute.
Just 17 seconds elapsed between Lewis picking up the ball and the referee walking over and showing him a second yellow card.
The Newcastle United defender had been booked earlier for tugging the shirt of Breel Embolo.
Steven Zuber scored the the first goal in first-half stoppage time.
Christian Faasnacht sealed victory late on.
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