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Referee who handed Switzerland controversial penalty against Northern Ireland left off World Cup list

Referee who handed Switzerland controversial penalty against Northern Ireland left off World Cup list

Referee who handed Switzerland controversial penalty against Northern Ireland left off World Cup list

Referee who handed Switzerland controversial penalty against Northern Ireland left off World Cup list

FIFA leaves playoff controversy referee off World Cup list

Referee Ovidiu Alin Hategan speaks to Switzerland's Granit Xhaka during the World Cup qualifying play-off first leg soccer match between Northern Ireland and Switzerland at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Thursday Nov. 9, 2017. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)

Scotland ready to make Michael O’Neill a double-your-money offer

Michael O’Neill, centre, embraces his Northern Ireland players after they lost their 2018 World Cup qualifying play-off to Switzerland.

Will Vladimir Petkovic make the decision that needs to be made for the sake of his Switzerland team?

Will Vladimir Petkovic make the decision that needs to be made for the sake of his Switzerland team?

Will Vladimir Petkovic make the decision that needs to be made for the sake of his Switzerland team?

Will Vladimir Petkovic make the decision that needs to be made for the sake of his Switzerland team?

British chemical firm to buy Swiss soccer club Lausanne

The new president of the FC Lausanne-Sport David Thompson, CEO of INEOS Switzerland, speaks during a press conference , in Rolle, canton of Vaud, Switzerland, on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. British-owned multinational chemical firm INEOS has agreed a deal to buy Swiss top-tier club Lausanne-Sport. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

Northern Ireland's Chris Brunt (R) reacts after losing 1-0 against Switzerland due to a penalty, which manager Michael O'Neill described as "a very sore way to lose," nevertheless adding, "we have to move on"

Northern Ireland's Chris Brunt (R) reacts after losing 1-0 against Switzerland due to a penalty, which manager Michael O'Neill described as "a very sore way to lose," nevertheless adding, "we have to move on"

Northern Ireland's Chris Brunt (R) reacts after losing 1-0 against Switzerland due to a penalty, which manager Michael O'Neill described as "a very sore way to lose," nevertheless adding, "we have to move on" (AFP Photo/Fabrice COFFRINI)

Northern Ireland’s Michael O’Neill laments cruelty of first-leg penalty

Michael O’Neill trudges off the field in Basel after Northern Ireland drew 0-0 with Switzerland on Sunday evening.

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Northern Ireland's midfielder Josh Magennis, left, and Northern Ireland's head coach Michael O'Neill, right, leave the field after the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka, right, fights for the ball with Northern Ireland's Steven Davis, during the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Switzerland's defender Ricardo Rodriguez, center right, saves a ball on the line goal during the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Staff members work under heavy rain to evacuate water from the pitch, prior the 2018 Fifa World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov.12, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Northern Ireland's midfielders Oliver Norwood, Steven Davis and Jordan Jones, from left, clap after losing the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Switzerland's defender Ricardo Rodriguez clears the ball off the line during the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, left, celebrates as Northern Ireland's midfielder Chris Brunt looks on after the World Cup play-off second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Switzerland's players Valon Behrami, Granit Xhaka and Ricardo Rodriguez, from right, celebrate winning the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Switzerland's defender Manuel Akanji, left, fights for the ball, watched by Switzerland's goalkeeper Yann Sommer, right, and midfielder Edimilson Fernandes, during the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Switzerland's players celebrate winning the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Northern Ireland's midfielder Jamie Ward, left, fights for the ball against Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, right, during the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Switzerland's forward Breel Embolo, left, fights for the ball against Northern Ireland's defender Jonny Evans, during the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

Switzerland's forward Haris Seferovic, in air fights for the ball with Northern Ireland's defender Jonny Evans, during the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans heads at goal REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Switzerland fans Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Switzerland’s Breel Embolo in action with Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Switzerland players celebrate after the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Switzerland’s Haris Seferovic shoots at goal as Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis and Jonny Evans look on Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Northern Ireland fans REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Switzerland players celebrate after the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis and Jordan Jones look dejected after the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Northern Ireland’s Jamie Ward is fouled by Switzerland’s Fabian Schar REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill and Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis after the match REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Switzerland vs Northern Ireland - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - November 12, 2017 Northern Ireland’s Conor Washington Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

JCB79812 NATI. Basel Bale (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 12/11/2017.- Switzerland's players celebrate the qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia after winning against Northern Ireland, during the 2018 Fifa World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match Switzerland against Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, 12 November 2017. (Mundial de Fútbol, Suiza, Rusia, Basilea, Irlanda) EFE/EPA/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT

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