If Ireland is not trapped by Switzerland on Tuesday and Denmark negotiates the reception of Gibraltar, November 15, Ireland-Denmark, scheduled for November 18, should be a great final for the first place in the group D.
This Saturday, a few hours after the Irish draw in Georgia (0-0), the Danes have defeated an eye-catching Swiss team. A Helvetian success would have revived the suspense at the top of group D. But the goal of Yussuf Poulsen, arrived late in the 85th minute, allowed Denmark to win and join Ireland at the head of the group on equal points ( 12).
At the end of the meeting, the men of Age Hareide, relieved, all surrounded their goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel, to congratulate him on his big performance. A few seconds before, he had a head out of his own middle, Delanay, who was spinning to his nets (90 + 4).
The Danish goalkeeper took pleasure in nauseating Xhaka (14th), Mehmedi (34th, 49th) and Rodriguez (51st) who could all have allowed Switzerland to open the scoring.
Nothing is lost yet for Switzerland, which remains mathematically in the race. She played one game less than the Danes and the Irish. However, she will probably have to make a solid card to finish in the first two: after Ireland on Tuesday, the Nati will receive Georgia and then go to Gibraltar.