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After an encouraging display against Belgium John O’Shea’s Ireland side go again as on Tuesday as they welcome Switzerland to the Aviva. Here’s all you need to know about Ireland v Switzerland.

Ireland created a number of opportunities and missed a penalty on Saturday evening, albeit against a weakened Belgium side. However, another positive result and performance will only increase O’Shea’s credentials as permanent Ireland manager. After Lee Carsley ruled himself out of the job last week we are still none the wiser as to who the the job will go to.

All O’Shea can do is focus on the visit of a Swiss team gearing up for the Euros in the summer. The sides last met in 2019 during Mick McCarthy era where Ireland lost 2-0 in a Euro 202o qualifier.

Head coach Murat Yakin is guiding the team in his 2nd tournament after the 2022 World Cup. However, they face a tough group with hosts Germany as well as Scotland and Hungary.

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When Is Ireland v Switzerland

The game will take place this Tuesday 26th March at the Aviva Stadium with a 7:45pm kick off.

What Channel Is Ireland v Switzerland

Virgin Media Two will live broadcast the game with coverage beginning from 7pm.

Team News

Ireland will be without Chieodozie Ogbene as he is a late withdrawal with injury and has returned to Luton Town. O’Shea will likely make other changes. Ryan Manning recovered from injury to be on the bench against Switzerland and should get a run out. Gavin Bazunu is also expected to come back in goals for Ireland.

Elsewhere, Lyon defender Jake O’Brien and Middlesbrough midfielder Finn Azaz will both hope to make their debuts against the Swiss. Joe Hodge and Andy Moran came through the U21s match v San Marino and have joined up with the squad as planned.

For Switzerland, they will be without their number 1 shotstopper and Inter Milan player Yann Sommer who has pulled out with injury. Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji has also not been named in the match day squad.

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