Ireland Switzerland ON as travelling fans breathe sigh of relief
It was a day for the Genevan ducks.
From dawn until dusk, the rain never stopped in Geneva on Tuesday and Stade De Geneve bore the brunt of it.
The rainfall congregated and the puddles formed. The pitch was sapping and the organisers were worried. Eventually, they called a pitch inspection for 6.00, before Ireland and Switzerland's crucial Group D qualifier clash byt after the forks dug and the conditions were sampled, the field was deemed playable by the match officials and the game will go ahead as planned.
This will come as a huge relief to the committed Irish fans who made the journey over. They forked out big bucks for tickets and for transport. The late postponement would have disaster for them with flights having to be changed at late notice and at a substantial cost.
The game looks like it will be some mudbath too.
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) October 15, 2019