15 July 2015

Argentina 1978 World Cup - Qualifying

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Northern Ireland had a new manager for the 1978 World Cup qualifiers with the legendary Danny Blanchflower taking charge. He got off to a dream start as the Netherlands were held in the series opener. Thereafter, results were mixed, and typically Northern Irish. While that draw saw the Dutch lose their only points of the campaign, Iceland claimed their only points with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in Reykjavik.

European Qualifying Group 4
Rank
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Netherlands
6
5
1
0
11
3
8
11
2
Belgium
6
3
0
3
7
6
1
6
3
N. Ireland
6
2
1
3
7
6
1
5
4
Iceland
6
1
0
5
2
12
-10
2

Results

BEL
ISL
NED
NIR
BEL

4-0
0-2
2-0
ISL
0-1

0-1
1-0
NED
1-0
4-1

2-2
NIR
3-0
2-0
0-1


Northern Ireland Line-Ups
Bobby McGregor (physio), Martin O'Neill, Pat Rice, Danny Blanchflower (manager), Pat Jennings, Tommy Cassidy, Sammy Nelson, Tommy Cavanagh (coach)
Trevor Anderson, Chris McGrath, Bryan Hamilton, Terry Cochrane, Allan Hunter, Tommy Jackson, David McCreery
Gerry Armstrong, Jimmy Nicholl, Derek Spence, Jim Platt, Sammy McIlroy, Chris Nicholl
Match Programmes

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