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Northern Ireland


Federation founded: 1880
FIFA member since: 1911

 
WORLD CUP HISTORY
1930 - Did not participate
1934 - Did not participate
1938 - Did not participate
1950 - Did not qualify
1954 - Did not qualify
1958 - Quarterfinal exit
1962 - Did not qualify
1966 - Did not qualify
1970 - Did not qualify
1974 - Did not qualify
1978 - Did not qualify
1982 - Second phase exit
1986 - First round exit
1990 - Did not qualify
1994 - Did not qualify
1998 - Did not qualify
2002 - Did not qualify
2006 - Did not qualify

 
STATISTICS
Played
13
Won
3
Drawn
5
Lost
5
Goals for
13
Goals against
23
Points
14
Northern Ireland are 34th on the all-time table.

 
TEAM RECORDS
Biggest victory:
1-0 vs Spain in 1982 and Czechoslovakia in 1958.
Biggest defeat:
0-4 vs France in 1958.
Overall topscorer:
Peter McParland, 5 goals.
Most appearances:
Billy Hamilton, David McCreery, Sammy McIlroy, Jimmy Nicholl and Norman Whiteside, 8 matches.
Hosted the World Cup:
Never

 
GREATEST PLAYERS
Peter McParland
Pat Jennings
George Best (Never played in WC)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1958 1R Czechoslovakia W 1-0 1R Argentina L 1-3 1R West Germany D 2-2 P/O Czechoslovakia [aet] W 2-1 QF France L 0-4 1982 1R Yugoslavia D 0-0 1R Honduras D 1-1 1R Spain W 1-0 2Ph Austria D 2-2 2Ph France L 1-4 1986 1R Algeria D 1-1 1R Spain L 1-2 1R Brazil L 0-3

 

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