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657 vs. Tunisia
659 vs. Netherlands ~ 660 vs. Egypt
661 vs. Belgium ~ 662 vs. Cameroon
663 vs. West Germany ~ 664 vs. Italy

Monday, 11 June 1990
World Cup 1990 Finals First Phase Group F, match one

England 1 Republic of Ireland 1 [1-0]

Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna, Italy
Attendance: 35,238 tickets sold;
Kick-off: 9.00pm local, 8.00pm BST
Live on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson

England - Gary Lineker (8)
Republic of Ireland - Kevin Sheedy (74)
Match Summary
England Squad
Republic of Ireland Squad
England - Steve McMahon
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary

Officials from West Germany



Republic of Ireland

Referee (-) - A. Schmidhuber
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Linesmen - tbc

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1990 Umbro home uniform - White collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and navy collar/cuff, navy shorts with white panel and red triangle, white socks with navy tops.
Capt: Bryan Robson, 62nd captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 57 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
89th match, W 44 - D 28 - L 17 - F 147 - A 55.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 119 75 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 27 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 40 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 25 1
19 Gascoigne, Paul J. 23 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 12 2
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Butcher, Terence I. 31 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 73 3
7 Robson, Bryan 33 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 86 26
8 Waddle, Christopher            
9 Beardsley, Peter, off 70th min.            
10 Lineker, Gary W., off 84th min. 29 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 52 32
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
16 McMahon, Stephen, on 70th min. 28 20 August 1961 M Liverpool FC 13 0
21 Bull, Steve, on 84th min.            

unused substitutes:

12-Paul Parker, 13-Chris Woods, 17-David Platt.

team notes:

Peter Shilton extends his tally as record appearance holder and equals the world record appearance total alongside fellow keeper, Northern Ireland's Pat Jennings.
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Republic of Ireland Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 13th to 11th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Green v-necked jerseys with white Adidas trim and white/orange overlapping collar, white shorts with green Adidas trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: John Charlton
Republic of Ireland Lineup
1 Bonner, Patrick     G     GA
2 Morris, Christopher            
3 Staunton, Stephen            
4 McCarthy, Michael            
5 Moran, Kevin            
13 Townsend, Andrew            
7 McGrath, Paul            
8 Houghton, Raymond            
9 Aldridge, John            
10 Cascarino, Anthony            
11 Sheedy, Kevin            
Republic of Ireland Substitutes

unused substitutes:

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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England could not have got off to a better start to their World Cup campaign when Gary Lineker chested down a Chris Waddle pass and then forced the ball it into the net in the eighth minute.  But it was the Irish who grew in stature and confidence as they piled on pressure with a long-ball game that was ugly to the eye but wearing on the limbs and lungs of the overstretched England defenders.  Peter Shilton, equaling Pat Jennings' world record of 119 international caps, was beaten in the sixty-eighth minute after substitute Steve McMahon, with his first touch of the ball, lost control and watched in anguish as his Merseyside neighbour, Everton's Kevin Sheedy, whipped it off his toes and planted an instant left-foot drive into the net.  Nobody could dispute that Ireland deserved their equaliser in a game that was a poor advertisement for British football, but it was cruel luck for McMahon who in a nightmare couple of minutes also managed to get himself booked.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author