9 July 2011

459: 10 September 1997

458 vs Germany - 459 - 460 vs Portugal
World Cup 1998 Qualification Group Nine
Wednesday, 10/09/1997
ALBANIA (ALB) 1 - 0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-0)

Venue: Grasshoppers Stadium, Zurich, Switzerland
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Roger Phillipi (LUX)
Goalscorer: ALB: Haxhi (70)

NORTHERN IRELAND:
Manager: Bryan Hamilton (Game: 30. Won 8, Drew 8, Lost 14)
Captain: Steve Lomas (Game 1. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1)

Player

Club

Gls

Sub

Cap

1

WRIGHT T.J.

Manchester City

29

2

GRIFFIN D.J.

St Johnstone

7

3

ROWLAND K.

West Ham United

46>

13

4

LOMAS S.M.

West Ham United

23

5

HILL C.F.

Trelleborgs

24

6

McGIBBON P. _

Wigan Athletic

6

7

GILLESPIE K.R.

Newcastle United

19

8

LENNON N.F.

Leicester City

83>

17

9

DOWIE I.

West Ham United

45

10

QUINN S.J. _

Blackpool

76>

10

11

HORLOCK K.

Manchester City

11

Substitutes:

sub

MULRYNE P.P.

Manchester United

>46

4

sub

McMAHON G.J.

Stoke City

>76

16

sub

SONNER D.J.

Ipswich Town

>83

1

Unused Substitutes: DAVISON A.J. (Grimsby Town), JENKINS I. (Chester), HUGHES A.W. (Newcastle United), KENNEDY P.H. (Watford)


ALBANIA:
Manager:
Captain: Vata
Strakosh (Olympiacos); Tole (Partizan Tirana), Shuklu (Partizan Tirana), Xhumbia (Klamata Greece), Vata (Apollon Limassol), Fakaj (FC Tirana), Peco _ (Partizan) [sub: Halili (Partizan) 66], Haxhi (Patros) [sub: Galo (Partizan) 84], Kola (Panathanaikos), Bushja (FC Tirana) [sub: Mema (Partizan) 89], Tare (Fortuna Dusseldorf).

Notes:
  • Match switched from Tirana to Zurich by FIFA due to civil unrest in Albania.

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