14 October 2006

World Cup - Mexico 1986

Billy Bingham's great side of the early-eighties had one last holiday in the sun when they qualified for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Many of the stars of 1982 were past their peak, and Pat Jennings celebrated his forty-first birthday as Northern Ireland bowed out of the tournament following a defeat by Brazil...

Qualifying Group 3 (Europe)
Eight Roads To Mexico Video Part 1, Part 2
27-05-84 Finland... 1-0 N. Ireland [Pori Stadium, Pori]
12-09-84 N. Ireland 3-2 Romania... [Windsor park, Belfast]

17-10-84 England... 5-0 Finland... [Wembley Stadium, London]
31-10-84 Turkey.... 1-2 Finland... [Antalya]
14-11-84 N. Ireland 2-1 Finland... [Windsor park, Belfast]
14-11-84 Turkey.... 0-8 England... [Inönü Stadium, Istanbul]
27-02-85 N. Ireland 0-1 England... [Windsor park, Belfast]
03-04-85 Romania... 3-0 Turkey.... [Central Stadium, Craiova]
01-05-85 N. Ireland 2-0 Turkey.... [Windsor park, Belfast]
01-05-85 Romania... 0-0 England... [23rd August Stadium, Bucharest]
22-05-85 Finland... 1-1 England... [Olympic Stadium, Helsinki]
06-06-85 Finland... 1-1 Romania... [Olympic Stadium, Helsinki]
28-08-85 Romania... 2-0 Finland... [1st May Stadium, Timisoara]
11-09-85 Turkey.... 0-0 N. Ireland [Ataturk Stadium, Izmir]
11-09-85 England... 1-1 Romania... [Wembley Stadium, London]
25-09-85 Finland... 1-0 Turkey.... [Ratina Stadium, Tampere]

16-10-85 Romania... 0-1 N. Ireland [23rd August Stadium, Bucharest]

16-10-85 England... 5-0 Turkey.... [Wembley Stadium, London]
13-11-85 England... 0-0 N. Ireland [Wembley Stadium, London]
13-11-85 Turkey.... 1-3 Romaina... [Ataturk Stadium, Izmir]

.................Pl W D L .F:A Pts
England.......... 8 4 4 0 21:.2 12
Northern Ireland. 8 4 2 2 .8:.5 12
Romania.......... 8 3 3 2 12:.7 .9
Finland.......... 8 3 2 3 .7:12 .8
Turkey........... 8 0 1 7 .2:24 .1

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_2.___H__ROM W 3-2__1__2__3__4__5__6_____8__9_10_11________7__________________...2.
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_3.___H__FIN W 2-1__1__2__3__4_____6__7__8____10_11___________5__9____________...3.
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Finals
First Round Group D

01-06-1986 Brazil.... 1-0 Spain..... [Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara]
03-06-1986 Algeria... 1-1 N. Ireland [Estadio Trez de Marzo, Guadalajara]
06-06-1986 Brazil.... 1-0 Algeria... [Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara]
07-06-1986 Spain..... 2-1 N. Ireland [Estadio Trez de Marzo, Guadalajara]
12-06-1986 Brazil.... 3-0 N. Ireland [Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara]
12-06-1986 Spain..... 3-0 Algeria... [Estadio Tecnologico, Monterrey]

.................Pl W D L F:A Pts
Brazil........... 3 3 0 0 5:0 6
Spain............ 3 2 0 1 5:2 4
Northern Ireland. 3 0 1 2 2:6 1
Algeria.......... 3 0 1 2 1:5 1

Squad of Players

No Pos Name...............Age.(Club - Country)
_1 GK. Pat Jennings....... 40 (Everton - ENG)
_2 DF. Jimmy Nicholl...... 30 (West Bromwich Albion - ENG)
_3 DF. Mal Donaghy........ 28 (Luton Town - ENG)
_4 DF. John O'Neill....... 28 (Leicester City - ENG)
_5 DF. Alan McDonald...... 22 (QPR - ENG)
_6 MD. David McCreery..... 28 (Newcastle United - ENG)
_7 MD. Steve Penney....... 22 (Brighton & Hove Albion - ENG)
_8 MD. Sammy McIlroy...... 31 (Manchester City - ENG) captain
_9 FW. Jimmy Quinn........ 26 (Blackburn Rovers - ENG)
10 FW. Norman Whiteside... 21 (Manchester United - ENG)
11 MD. Ian Stewart........ 24 (Newcastle United _ ENG)
12 GK. Jim Platt.......... 34 (Coleraine)
13 GK. Philip Hughes...... 21 (Bury - ENG)
14 FW. Gerry Armstrong.... 32 (Chesterfield - ENG)
15 MD. Nigel Worthington.. 24 (Sheffield Wednesday - ENG)
16 DF. Paul Ramsey........ 23 (Leicester City - ENG)
17 FW. Colin Clarke....... 23 (Bournemouth - ENG)
18 DF. John McClelland.... 30 (Watford - ENG)
19 FW. Billy Hamilton..... 29 (Oxford United - ENG)
20 MD. Bernard McNally.... 23 (Shrewsbury Town - ENG)
21 MD. David Campbell..... 20 (Nottingham Forest - ENG)
22 FW. Mark Caughey....... 25 (Linfield)

Manager: Billy Bingham

Coach: Martin Harvey

(more details to follow)

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