World Cup Qualifying: Door is open for Ireland as Switzerland and Portugal prevail

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World Cup Qualifying: Door Is Open For Ireland As Switzerland And Portugal Prevail World Cup Qualifying: Door Is Open For Ireland As Switzerland And Portugal Prevail
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 11: Lia Walti of Switzerland is challenged by Jessica Fishlock of Wales during the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup play-off round 2 match between Switzerland and Wales at Stadion Letzigrund on October 11, 2022 in Zurich, Zurich. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)
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Fiachra Gallagher

Both Switzerland and Portugal won their respective World Cup Qualifying ties in extra-time on Tuesday evening – meaning Ireland can go to the World Cup with a win over Scotland in Hampden Park.

The score 1-1 at full-time, Switzerland broke Welsh hearts after 120 minutes of football. Fabienne Humm left it late to clinch the winner, with the game ending 2-1.

Rhiannon Roberts had previously put Wales in the lead after 20 minutes, before Ramona Bachmann equalised before half-time.

Ana-Marie Crnogorcevic and Bachmann both had goals ruled out before the 90 minutes were up.

Meanwhile, Portugal score three times in extra-time to emerge 4-1 victors in their tie against Iceland.

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Kika Nazareth, Tatiana Pinto and Diana Silva put the game beyond Iceland.

Ealier, a Glódís Viggósdóttir header had pulled Iceland level in the clash. Carole Costa had put the Portugese ahead on 55 minutes.

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