19 December 2010

463: 3 June 1998

Friendly International
Wednesday, 3 June 1998. KO 21:45
SPAIN (SPA) 4 - 1 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 2-1)

Venue: El Sardinero Stadium, Santander
Attendance: 18,120
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)

Match Highlights:

Notes:
  • 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.

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