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1966 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA – Group 9)

This group originally included Syria as well as Spain and the Republic of Ireland. However Syria withdrew in support of the African teams who withdrew in protest at the allocation of spots. The Republic of Ireland and Spain subsequently played against each other on a home-and-away basis. When both teams won their home match, a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would qualify. This match was initially to be played in London, a city with a large Irish immigrant population, but the Royal Spanish Football Federation and the Football Association of Ireland later came to an agreement and moved the match to Paris.[citation needed] Spain won the play-off and qualified for the 1966 FIFA World Cup.

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MatchesEdit

Republic of Ireland  1–0  Spain
Iribar   61' (o.g.) Report
Attendance: 40,772
Referee: Callaghan (Wales)

Spain  4–1  Republic of Ireland
Pereda   40'43'58'
Lapetra   63'
Report McEvoy   26'
Attendance: 29,452
Referee: Freitas (Portugal)

Syria withdrew to support the African teams who withdrew in protest at the allocation of spots. Republic of Ireland and Spain finished level on points, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would qualify. This match was initially to be played in London, a city with a large Irish immigrant population, but the Spanish and Irish football associations later came to an agreement and moved the match to Paris.[1]

Spain  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Ufarte   80' Report
Attendance: 35,731
Referee: Schwinte (France)

Spain qualified.

Team statsEdit

  SpainEdit

Head coach:   José Villalonga

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on       Club
MF Adelardo 26 September 1939 1 0 90 0 0 90 - -   Atlético Madrid
GK Antonio Betancort 13 March 1937 2 0 180 0 0 - 90 90   Barcelona
MF Jesús Glaría 2 January 1942 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90   Atlético Madrid
FW Vicente Guillot 15 July 1941 1 0 90 0 0 90 - -   Valencia
GK José Ángel Iribar 1 March 1943 1 0 90 0 0 90 - -   Athletic Bilbao
FW Carlos Lapetra 29 November 1938 3 1 270 0 0 90 90 90   Real Zaragoza
FW Marcelino 29 April 1940 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90   Real Zaragoza
DF Ferran Olivella 22 June 1936 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90   Barcelona
FW Jesús María Pereda 23 June 1938 2 3 180 0 0 - 90 90   Barcelona
DF Severino Reija 25 November 1938 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90   Real Zaragoza
DF Feliciano Rivilla 21 August 1936 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90   Atlético Madrid
FW Luis Suárez 2 May 1935 2 0 180 0 0 - 90 90   Internazionale
FW José Ufarte 17 May 1941 3 1 270 0 0 90 90 90   Atlético Madrid
MF Ignacio Zoco 31 July 1939 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90   Real Madrid

  Republic of IrelandEdit

Head coach:   Johnny Carey

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on       Club
FW Eric Barber 18 January 1942 1 0 90 0 0 - 90 -   Shelbourne
DF Shay Brennan 6 May 1937 2 0 180 0 0 90 - 90   Manchester United
DF Noel Cantwell 28 February 1932 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90   Manchester United
GK Pat Dunne 9 February 1943 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90   Manchester United
DF Tony Dunne 24 July 1941 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90   Manchester United
MF Eamon Dunphy 3 August 1945 1 0 90 0 0 - - 90  /3[2] York City
DF Theo Foley 2 March 1937 2 0 180 0 0 - 90 90   Northampton Town
MF Johnny Giles 6 November 1940 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90   Leeds United
FW Joe Haverty 17 February 1936 3 0 270 0 0 90  /3[2] Bristol Rovers
90 90   Shelbourne
FW Jackie Hennessy 1 0 90 0 0 90 - -   Shelbourne
DF Charlie Hurley 4 October 1936 1 0 90 0 0 90 - -   Sunderland
FW Andy McEvoy 15 July 1938 3 1 270 0 0 90 90 90   Blackburn Rovers
MF Mick McGrath 7 April 1936 2 0 180 0 0 90 90 -   Blackburn Rovers
DF Mick Meagan 29 May 1934 2 0 180 0 0 - 90 90  /2[2] Huddersfield Town
FW Frank O'Neill 13 April 1940 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90   Shamrock Rovers
  1. ^ Doyle, Paul (13 November 2015). "The Joy of Six". The Guardian.
  2. ^ a b c The number indicates the league the team played in that year

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