16 July 2015

Mexico 1970 FIFA World Cup - Qualifying

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The days when Northern Ireland could record convincing home and away wins over Turkey seem such a long time ago.

Northern Ireland had been drawn in a four team group, but Malta withdrew leaving them to face just the Turks and the USSR. After the wins over Turkey, Northern Ireland needed to best the Soviets in a double-header. A 0-0 draw in Belfast was followed-up by a disappointing 2-0 loss in Moscow as Billy Bingham's side were denied the services of star-man, George Best.

European Qualifying Group 4
Rank
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
USSR
4
3
1
0
8
1
7
7
2
N. Ireland
4
2
1
1
7
3
4
5
3
Turkey
4
0
0
4
2
13
-11
0

Results

NIR
TUR
USR
NIR

4-1
1-3
TUR
0-3

0-0
USR
2-0
3-0


Northern Ireland Line-Ups
Bobby McGregor (trainer), Sammy Todd, Jimmy Nicholson, Pat Rice, Willie McFaul, Pat Jennings, Alex Elder, Dave Clements, Derek Dougan
Tommy Jackson, Billy Campbell, Terry Neill, Billy Bingham (manager), George Best, Eric McMordie, Danny Hegan
Match Programmes
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