We now know England will be our sole representatives in the World Cup in Russia next summer after both Northern Ireland and their neighbours the Republic of Ireland both suffered heartache in their respective play-offs.
The draw for the World Cup qualifying play-offs has thrown up an interesting potential Norwich City duel with Michael McGovern’s Northern Ireland landing a two-legged tie against Timm Klose’s Switzerland.
He may be 35 years old but the magic feet of Wes Hoolahan have still seen the talented Irish playmaker ranked among the top players in the Championship for the new edition of the popular Fifa video game series.
This evening’s Norwich City player watch followed the fortunes of centre-back Timm Klose during the Canaries’ fantastic 1-0 win at Middlesbrough, as the Switzerland international played a key part in a fifth consecutive league clean sheet.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel makes his first competitive return to England since an unhappy spell at Carrow Road in FC Basel’s prestige Champions League opening group tie at Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on Tuesday night.
Switzerland international Timm Klose is fit and available for action for Norwich City’s return to Championship action against Birmingham City tomorrow but new signing Grant Hanley may not be thrown straight into action.
Norwich City centre-back Timm Klose is an injury doubt for the Canaries’ return to Championship action this weekend against Rotherham after suffering an ankle injury in Switzerland’s 2-1 2018 World Cup qualifying win in Andorra on Monday.