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Northern Ireland


Federation founded: 1880
FIFA member since: 1911
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Green and white
Nickname: Norn Army
World Cups qualified for: 3 (of 20)
Best results: Quarterfinal 1958

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 13 W 3 D 5 L 5 GF 13 GA 23 Pts 14
Northern Ireland are 39th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Did not enter
1934 Did not enter
1938 Did not enter
1950 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1954 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1958 Quarterfinal 8 Squad 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 Second phase 9 Squad Qualifiers
1986 First round 21 Squad Qualifiers
1990 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2002 Did not qualify 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) 1958
Biggest win 2-1 vs Czechoslovakia 1958
Biggest loss 0-4 vs France 1958
Most wins in a row 1
Most losses in a row 2
Longest unbeaten run 4
Longest run without win 5
Longest run qualifying 2 (1982-86)
Longest run not qualifying 7 (1990- )
Penalty shoot-outs -
NIR vs Europe W3 - D3 - L3
NIR vs South America W0 - D0 - L2
NIR vs Africa W0 - D1 - L0
NIR vs N/C America W0 - D1 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Billy Hamilton 8 1982-86
David McCreery 8 1982-86
Sammy McIlroy 8 1982-86
Jimmy Nicholl 8 1982-86
Norman Whiteside 8 1982-86
Mal Donaghy 7 1982-86
Pat Jennings 7 1982-86
Gerry Armstrong 6 1982-86

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Peter McParland 5 1958
Gerry Armstrong 3 1982-86
Billy Hamilton 2 1982-86


 

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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