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Wednesday, 15 February 1995
Opel/GM FAI International Friendly Match

Republic of Ireland 0 England 0
abandoned after 27 minutes



Match Summary
Republic of Ireland Squad
England Squad

Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Attendance: 40,000;
Kick-off: 6.15pm GMT
Live on
Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

Republic of Ireland - David Kelly (22)
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Northerlands

Republic of Ireland



Referee (silver) - Dick J.G. Jol
x (-), x, FIFA-listed.

Linesmen - tbc

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Republic of Ireland Team



FIFA (20 December 1994) 9th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 17th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Green collared jerseys with darker green sides/navy piping, white shorts with green sides, green socks with white trim.
Capt: Andy Townsend Manager: John Charlton, appointed January 1986
Republic of Ireland Lineup
1 Kelly, Alan     G     GA
2 Irwin, Denis            
3 Phelan, Terry            
4 Kernaghan, Alan            
5 McGrath, Paul            
6 McGoldrick, Edward            
7 Townsend, Andrew            
8 Kelly, David            
9 Quinn, Niall            
10 Sheridan, John            
11 Staunton, Steven            

unused substitutes:

12-Tony Cascarino, 13-Alan McLoughlin, 14-Jeff Kenna, 15-Liam Daish, 16-Patrick Bonner, 17-Liam O'Brien.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



FIFA (20 Dec 1994) 18th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th
Colours: The 1994 Umbro away uniform - Wine collared shadowed diamond jersey with navy collar/white trim, wine shadowed shorts with navy hem, wine socks with navy tops.
Capt: David Platt, thirteenth captaincy. Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 52 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
7th match, W 4 - D 3 - L 0 - F 10 - A 1, incl. one abandoned.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 31 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 17 11 GA
2 Barton, Warren            
3 Le Saux, Graeme P. 26 17 October 1968 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 7 0
4 Ince, Paul            
5 Adams, Tony            
6 Pallister, Gary A. 29 30 June 1965 CD Manchester United FC 16 0
7 Platt, David A. 28 10 June 1966 M UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy 51 24
8 Beardsley, Peter            
9 Shearer, Alan 24 13 August 1970 CF Blackburn Rovers FC 14 5
10 Le Tissier, Matthew P. 26 14 October 1968 AM Southampton FC 6 0
11 Anderton, Darren            

unused substitutes:

12-Sol Campbell, 13-Ian Walker, 14-Tim Sherwood, 15-Robert Lee, 16-Les Ferdinand.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

A David Kelly goal had put the Republic a goal in front when the notorious hooligan element among England's supporters started a riot that was such a danger to the peaceful majority that the referee was forced to abandon the game after twenty-seven minutes.  This was the first away match of the Terry Venables reign, and he joined in the chorus of criticism of the behaviour of a small, but spiteful minority of fans who were dragging the name of English football into the gutter. All the players were awarded caps for the unfinished match...

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official teamsheet
Rothman's Yearbooks
F.A. Yearbook
Norman Giller
, Football Author