14 October 2006

World Cup - Spain 1982

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After 24 years of near misses and and embarrassing failures, Northern Ireland made it to their second World Cup. Faced with a tough qualifying group, Billy Bingham's team finished as runners-up to Scotland, and their performances in Spain, particularly against the hosts, have been written indelibly into the history books...

Qualifying Group 6 (Europe)
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
1
Scotland
8
4
3
1
9
4
11
2
Northern Ireland
8
3
3
2
6
3
9
3
Sweden
8
3
2
3
7
9
8
4
Portugal
8
3
1
4
8
11
7
5
Israel
8
1
3
4
6
10
5

26-03-1980
Israel
0-0
N. Ireland
[Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv]
18-06-1980
Sweden
1-1
Israel
[Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm]
10-09-1980
Sweden
0-1
Scotland
[Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm]
15-10-1980
N. Ireland
3-0
Sweden
[Windsor Park, Belfast]
15-10-1980
Scotland
0-0
Portugal
[Hampden Park, Glasgow]
12-11-1980
Israel
0-0
Sweden
[Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv]
Portugal
1-0
N. Ireland
[Estadio da Luz, Lisbon]
17-12-1980
Portugal
3-0
Israel
[Estadio da Luz, Lisbon]
25-02-1981
Israel
0-1
Scotland
[Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv]
25-03-1981
Scotland
1-1
N. Ireland
[Hampden Park, Glasgow]
28-04-1981
Scotland
3-1
Israel
[Hampden Park, Glasgow]
29-04-1981
N. Ireland
1-0
Portugal
[Windsor Park, Belfast]
03-06-1981
Sweden
1-0
N. Ireland
[Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm]
24-06-1981
Sweden
3-0
Portugal
[Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm]
09-09-1981
Scotland
2-0
Sweden
[Hampden Park, Glasgow]
N. Ireland
0-0
Scotland
[Windsor Park, Belfast]
14-10-1981
Portugal
1-2
Sweden
[Estadio da Luz, Lisbon]
28-10-1981
Israel
4-1
Portugal
[Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv]
N. Ireland
1-0
Israel
[Windsor Park, Belfast]
18-11-1981
Portugal
2-1
Scotland
[Estadio da Luz, Lisbon]

Northern Ireland Line-Ups


Finals
First Round - Group E
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
1
Northern Ireland
3
1
2
0
2
1
4
2
Spain
3
1
1
1
3
3
3
3
Yugoslavia
3
1
1
1
2
2
3
4
Honduras
3
0
2
1
2
3
2

16-06-1982
Honduras
1-1
Spain
[Estadio Luis Casanova, Valencia]
17-06-1982
N. Ireland
0-0
Yugoalavia
[Estadio La Romereda, Zaragoza]
20-06-1982
Spain
2-1
Yugoslavia
[Estadio Luis Casanova, Valencia]
Honduras
1-1
N. Ireland
[Estadio La Romereda, Zaragoza]
24-06-1982
Yugoslavia
1-0
Honduras
[Estadio La Romereda, Zaragoza]
N. Ireland
1-0
Spain
[Estadio Luis Casanova, Valencia]

Second Round - Group 4
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
1
France
2
2
0
0
5
1
4
2
Austria
2
0
1
1
2
3
1
3
Northern Ireland
2
0
1
1
3
6
1

28-06-1982
France
0-1
Austria
[Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid]
Austria
2-2
N. Ireland
[Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid]
France
4-1
N. Ireland
[Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid]

Squad of Players
No.
Pos
Name
Age
Club (Country
1
GK 
37
Arsenal (ENG)
2
DF 
26
Toronto Blizzard (CAN)
3
DF 
24
Luton Town (ENG)
4
MD 
24
Tulsa Roughnecks (USA)
5
DF 
35
Southampton (ENG)
6
DF 
24
Leicester City (ENG)
7
MD 
25
Blackburn Rovers (ENG)
8
MD 
30
Norwich City (ENG) captain
9
FW 
28
Watford (ENG)
10
MD 
27
Stoke City (ENG)
11
FW 
25
Burnley (ENG)
12
DF 
26
Rangers (SCO)
13
DF 
33
Brighton & Hove Albion (ENG)
14
MD 
31
Burnley (ENG)
15
MD 
29
Cambridge United (ENG)
16
FW 
17
Manchester United (ENG)
17
GK 
30
Middlesbrough (ENG)
18
FW 
24
Glentoran
19
MD 
26
Coleraine
20
MD 
26
Glentoran
21
FW 
25
Bradford City (ENG)
22
GK 
26
Linfield 
Manager: Billy Bingham
Coaches: Martin Harvey, Bertie Peacock 

Northern Ireland Line-Ups

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In addition to the final squad of 22, the following players made the initial squad of 40 players:
Goalkeeper - Eric McManus (Stoke City)
Defenders - Paul Dixon (Burnley), Jim Hagan (Coventry City), Gerry McElhinney (Bolton Wanderers), Shaun O'Neill (Chesterfield), Pat Rice (Watford), Roy Walsh (Linfield)
Midfielders - Jim Harvey (Hereford United), Victor Moreland (Tulsa Roughnecks), John Sloan (Ballymena United), Tom Sloan (Manchester United)
Forwards - Trevor Anderson (Linfield), Billy Caskey (Tulsa Roughnecks), Terry Cochrane (Middlesbrough), Gerry Mullan (Glentoran), Billy Murray (Linfield), Derek Spence (Southend United), Ian Stewart (QPR)

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