Wednesday, 3 June 1998. KO 21:45
SPAIN (SPA) 4 - 1 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 2-1)
Venue: El Sardinero Stadium, Santander
Referee: Gilles Veissiere (FRA)
Goalscorers: NIR: Taggart (44); SPA: Pizzi (30, 38), Morientes (47, 67)
NORTHERN IRELAND: (green and blue shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Lawrie McMenemy (Game 3. Won 2, Drew 0, Lost 1)
SPAIN: (red shirts, navy shorts, navy socks)
- This was Northern Ireland's first defeat under the management of Lawrie McMenemy.
- This match saw the first outing for Northern Ireland's new kit, manufactured by Olympic Sport.
- The late match kick-off (9:45pm) was to accommodate Spanish TV requirements.