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1958 World Cup Qualifiers - Appearances Made and Goals Scored

In Group 1 of the 1958 World Cup qualifiers the Irish team was drawn in a small group with England and Denmark. Ireland beat Denmark both home and away however lost heavily in Wembley. England were 4-0 up at half time and went on to record a 5-1 victory.

The return match at Dalymount Park was a much closer affair as Ireland held a 1-0 advantage after three minutes until almost the last kick of the game. Bristol City's John Atyeo secured a draw for the English in the 90th minute. If the Irish had held on they would have gone into a one match play-off against England at a neutral venue. However, England qualified for the 1958 World Cup finals in Sweden.

Irish Player Appearances in World Cup 1958 Qualifiers

The FAI selectors used 20 different Irish players in four matches of the qualifiers. The following players appeared for the Republic of Ireland during the 1958 World Cup qualification campaign matches.

Noel Cantwell
Arthur Fitsimons
Dermot Curtis
Joe Haverty
Pat Saward
Liam Whelan
Alf Ringstead
Shay Dunne
Tommy Godwin
Gerry Mackey
Ronnie Nolan
Charlie Hurley
Jimmy O'Neill
Frank O'Farrell
Alan Kelly Snr
Peter Farrell
Tommy Dunne
Don Donovan
George Cummins
Johnny Gavin

Irish Goal Scorers During World Cup 1958 Qualifiers

The following players scored goals for the Republic of Ireland during the 1958 World Cup qualification campaign matches.

Goals Scored
Dermot Curtis
Alf Ringstead
George Cummins
Johnny Gavin

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