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Irish end Swiss roll

Published: Friday 10 October 2003, 11.00CET
Switzerland 0-2 Republic of Ireland Two Jonathan Walters goals end the Group 10 winners' unbeaten run.
Published: Friday 10 October 2003, 11.00CET

Irish end Swiss roll

Switzerland 0-2 Republic of Ireland Two Jonathan Walters goals end the Group 10 winners' unbeaten run.

The Republic of Ireland brought Switzerland's unbeaten run to an end with a 2-0 victory in Neuchatel in the final round of matches in UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 10.

Play-off place assured
The home side had already won the section, clinching a place in the play-offs for the final tournament in the process, and finished with 19 points from eight games after suffering their first defeat of the qualifying campaign. The Republic of Ireland, meanwhile, finished fourth in the five-team section, having collected eight points.

Happy return
Bolton Wanderers FC striker Jonathan Walters marked his U21 debut with both goals in Switzerland, sealing a happy return for Ireland's coach Don Givens who spent eight years with Neuchâtel Xamax FC as a player in the 1980s.

Dream debut
Walters headed Ireland in front a minute past the hour, getting on the end of defender Stephen Kelly's cross, and scored his second 12 minutes later with another header, meeting a Wesley Houlihan corner to effectively seal the points.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.54CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

1
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK)
1
ConnorDaniel Connor (GK)
2
P. DegenPhilipp Degen
2
KellyStephen Kelly
3
NefAlain Nef
3
KohlmannPatrick Kohlmann
Yellow Card90
4
DenicolàLuca Denicolà
4
FitzgeraldJohn Fitzgerald
5
EggimannMario Eggimann (C)
5
ThompsonJohn Thompson (C)
6
RochatAlain Rochat
6
O'ConnorKevin O'Connor
Substitution90+2
7
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
7
ThorntonSean Thornton
8
MargairazXavier Margairaz
Substitution46
9
WaltersJon Walters
Goal61
Goal73
Substitution81
9
MuffAndré Muff
Substitution46
11
HoolahanWesley Hoolahan
10
BahThierno Bah
Substitution77
19
KeeganPaul Keegan
11
VonlanthenJohan Vonlanthen
20
ElliottStephen Elliott

Substitutes

12
BenaglioDiego Benaglio (GK)
16
HendersonWayne Henderson (GK)
16
ShalaRijat Shala
Substitution77
12
WhelanGlenn Whelan
Substitution90+2
17
BaumannPatrick Baumann
Substitution46
15
DeaneAdrian Deane
Substitution81
18
CengelÖnder Cengel
Substitution46
13
SimpembaIan Simpemba
13
MontandonPhilippe Montandon
14
ZayedEamon Zayed
14
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
17
FloodWillo Flood
15
JaggyKim Jaggy
18
KendrickJoe Kendrick

Coach

Bernard Challandes (SUI) Donald Givens (IRL)

Referee

Karel Vidlak (CZE)

Assistant referees

Patrik Filipek (CZE), Bohuslav Kratky (CZE)

Fourth official

Josef Dvoracek (CZE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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