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209: 19 June 1958

208 vs Czechoslavakia - 209 - 210 vs England 1958 FIFA World Cup Finals - Quarter-Final Thursday, 19th June 1958. KO: 19:00 (local) NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 0 - 4 FRANCE (FRA) Venue: Idrottsparken, Norrk√∂ping (SWE) Attendance: 11,800 Referee: Juan Gardeazabal Garay (SPA) Linesmen:  Goals: NIR: - ; FRA: Wisnieski (44) , Fontaine (55, 63) , Piantoni (68) NORTHERN IRELAND: (green - white - green) Manager: Peter Doherty Captain: Danny Blanchflower Line-Up: 1  Harry Gregg (Manchester United) 5 Dick Keith (Newcastle United) 3 Alf McMichael (Newcastle United) 4  Danny Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 Willie Cunningham (Leicester City) 13 Tommy Casey (Newcastle United) 7 Billy Bingham (Sunderland) 8 Wilbur Cush (Leeds United) 14 Jackie Scott (Grimsby Town) 10 Jimmy McIlroy (Burnley) 11 Peter McParland (Peter McParland) FRANCE: (blue - white - red) Coach: Albert Batteux Captain: Rober Jonquet Line-Up: 1  Claude Abbes (AS Saint-Etienne) 4  Raymond Kaelbel (AS Monaco FC) 13  Armand Penverne (S

177: 12 May 1951

176 vs Wales - 177 - 178 vs Scotland Festival of Britain International Match Saturday, 12th May 1951. KO: 15:00 (local) IRELAND (IRE) 2-2 FRANCE (FRA) Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast Attendance: 24,000 Referee: Arthur Ellis (ENG) Linesmen: Goals: NIR: Ferris (9 pen), Simpson (62) ; FRA: Baratte (16), Bonifaci (28) NORTHERN IRELAND: (green - white) Manager: Committee Captain: Jackie Vernon Line-Up: Ted Hinton (Millwall) Len Graham (Doncaster Rovers) Alf McMichael (Newcastle United) Danny Blanchflower (Aston Villa) Jackie Vernon (West Bromwich Albion) Ray Ferris (Birmingham City) Billy Bingham (Sunderland) Kevin McGarry (Cliftonville) Billy Simpson (Rangers) Billy Dickson (Chelsea) Johnny McKenna (Huddersfield Town) FRANCE: (blue - white - red) Head Selector: Gaston Barreau Coach: Pierre Pibarot Captain: Roger Marche Line-Up: Julien Da Rui (CO Roubaix-Tourcoing) Guy Huguet (AS Saint-Etienne) Roger Marche (Stade de Reims) Antoine Cuissard (AS Saint-Etienne) Robert Jonquet (Stade de Reim

2020/21 Cups, Ups and Downs

- 2020/21 - - Transfers ( summer 2020 - January 2021  - summer 2021 ) - EUROPE Champions League Best performances: First Qualifying Round Linfield - David Healy (manager), Shayne Lavery (2/0) et al Dundalk - (see Europa League) Europa League Best performances: Round of 16 Rangers - Steven Davis (10/0), Jordan Jones (1/0) Group Stage Celtic - Conor Hazard (1/0), [Shane Duffy (6/0)] Dundalk - Cameron Dummigan (5/0), Michael Duffy (9/0), Patrick McEleney (7/0) ENGLAND Premier League Relegated: Sheffield United - Ollie Norwood Championship Promoted: Norwich City (Champions) - Michael McGovern Watford (Runners-Up) - Craig Cathcart Play-Offs: (no players) Relegated: (no players) League One Promoted: Hull City (Champions) - Josh Magennis, Gavin Whyte (loan), Grant McCann (manager) Play-Offs: Blackpool - Daniel Ballard (on loan) Sunderland - Conor McLaughlin, Tom Flanagan, Will Grigg (out on loan), Carl Winchester, Jordan Jones (loan)      Relegated: Rochdale - Ryan McLaughlin, Matty Lund,
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