8 July 2011

471: 18 August 1999

470 vs Rep. of Ireland - 471 - 472 vs Turkey
Friendly International
Wednesday, 18/08/1999. KO 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 0 - 1 FRANCE (FRA) (H/T 0-0)

Attendance: 11,803
Referee: Willie Young (SCO)
Goalscorer: FRA: Laslandes (76)

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-4-1-1 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Lawrie McMenemy (Game 11. Won 4, Drew 3, Lost 4)
Captain: Steve Lomas (Game 9. Won 2, Drew 3, Lost 4)
Players
Club
Gls
Sub
Cap
1
Fulham
46>
5
2
Newcastle United
9
3
Manchester City
18
4
West Ham United
31
5
Watford
5
6
Reading
14
7
Birmingham City
13
8
Leicester City
28
9
Queen's Park Rangers
55>
57
10
Wimbledon
48
11
Watford
74>
3
Substitutes:
1S
Manchester City
>46
31
9s
West Bromwich Albion
>55
16
11s
Blackburn Rovers
>74
27
Unused Substitutes: NOLAN I.R. (Sheffield Wednesday), JENKINS I. (Dundee United), MORROW S.J. (QPR), WHITLEY Jim (Manchester City), ROWLAND K. (QPR).

FRANCE: 4-4-2 (white shirts, blue shorts, white socks)
Manager: Roger Lemerre
Captain: Marcel Desailly
Fabien Barthez (Monaco); Lilian Thuram (Parma), Laurent Blanc (Inter Milan), Marcel Desailly (Chelsea) [sub: Frank Lebouef (Chelsea) 65], Bixente Lizarazu (Bayern Munich) [sub: Vincent Candela (Roma) 56], Patrick Viera (Arsenal) [sub: Frederic Dehu (Barcelona) 84], Alain Boghossian (Parma), Robert Pires (Marseille), Johan Micoud (Bordeaux), Lilian Laslandes (Bordeaux) [sub: Tony Vairelles (Olympique Lyonnais) 77], Sylvain Wiltord (Bordeaux) [sub: Laurent Robert (Paris Saint Germain) 56]
Unused substitutes: Rame (Bordeaux), Deschamps (Chelsea)

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Notes:
  • The World Cup trophy, which France had won the previous summer, was paraded around Windsor Park before kick-off by 10-year-old Damien McCorry.
  • Surprisingly, given the opponents were World champions, this match failed to sell out.
  • Northern Ireland's new Patrick manufactured kit was used for the first time in a senior international. Previous kit suppliers Olympic Sport had had their deal cut short due to financial problems.
  • A commemorative pin badge was given away with the match programme.
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