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Rep. of Ireland


Federation founded: 1921
FIFA member since: 1923
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Green and white
Nickname: The Green Army
World Cups qualified for: 3 (of 20)
Best results: Quarterfinal 1990

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 13 W 2 D 8 L 3 GF 10 GA 10 Pts 14
Republic of Ireland are 38th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Did not enter
1934 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1938 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1950 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1954 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1958 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1962 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1990 Quarterfinal 8 Squad Qualifiers
1994 Round of 16 16 Squad Qualifiers
1998 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2002 Round of 16 12 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1990
Biggest win 3-0 vs Saudi Arabia 2002
Biggest loss 0-2 vs Netherlands 1994
Most wins in a row 1
Most losses in a row 1
Longest unbeaten run 4
Longest run without win 5
Longest run qualifying 2 (1990-94)
Longest run not qualifying 13 (1930-86)
Penalty shoot-outs 1 win, 1 loss
IRE vs Europe W1 - D6 - L2
IRE vs Asia W1 - D0 - L0
IRE vs Africa W0 - D2 - L0
IRE vs N/C America W0 - D0 - L1

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Steve Staunton 13 1990-02
Pat Bonner 9 1990-94
Ray Houghton 9 1990-94
Paul McGrath 9 1990-94
Andy Townsend 9 1990-94
John Aldridge 8 1990-94
Niall Quinn 7 1990-02

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Robbie Keane 3 2002


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1990 1R England D 1-1 1R Egypt D 0-0 1R Netherlands D 1-1 2R Romania [5-4 ap] D 0-0 QF Italy L 0-1 1994 1R Italy W 1-0 1R Mexico L 1-2 1R Norway D 0-0 2R Netherlands L 0-2 2002 1R Cameroon D 1-1 1R Germany D 1-1 1R Saudi Arabia W 3-0 2R Spain [2-3 ap] D 1-1



 

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