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Corry in controversial qualifier

The Rovers man was at the heart of an incident which sparked a debate

10 November 2017

Corry Evans was at the centre of a controversial World Cup play-off match on Thursday night, as his Northern Ireland side went down 1-0 to Switzerland.

The Rovers midfielder was involved in the game's major talking point when he was wrongly penalised for handball inside the area, just before the hour mark in Belfast.

With the scores level at 0-0, Switzerland scored the resulting penalty and went on to secure a valuable 1-0 win ahead of Sunday's second leg in Basel.

Replays showed that the ball hit Evans' back/shoulder and, speaking after the game, Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill said he was "staggered" by the decision. 

Elsewhere, Blues captain Charlie Mulgrew featured in an international friendly for Scotland against Holland in Aberdeen.

With Malky Mackay's side 1-0 down, the defender came off the bench at half-time and kept a clean sheet in the second half. 

We will continue to keep you updated on the duo's progress as the international break continues.


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