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1986 World Cup Qualifiers - Appearances Made and Goals Scored

In Group 8 of the 1986 World Cup qualifiers the Irish team was drawn in a group with Denmark, the former Soviet Union, Switzerland, and Norway. This was the last qualification campaign for Eoin Hand as Republic of Ireland manager. Despite an impressive start at Lansdowne Road (Aviva Stadium) with a 1-0 over the USSR the campaign was a bit of a disaster as the Irish could only manage one more victory in the group. Ireland lost away to Norway, the so-called whipping boys of the group, and could only manage a 0-0 draw at home. Following a humiliating 1-4 defeat at home to a rampant Denmark, Ireland finished fourth in the group table just a single point ahead of bottom-placed Norway. Following the 1986 World Cup qualifiers Eoin Hand was replaced by Jack Charlton as Irish football manager.

Irish Player Appearances in World Cup 1986 Qualifiers

Eoin Hand used 25 different Irish players in eight matches during qualifiers. The following players appeared for the Republic of Ireland during the 1986 World Cup qualification campaign matches.

Player
Appearances
David O'Leary
8
Liam Brady
8
   
Seamus McDonagh
7
Mark Lawrenson
7
Frank Stapleton
7
   
Jim Beglin
6
Tony Grealish
6
   
Michael Robinson
5
Ronnie Whelan
5
   
Kevin Sheedy
4
Kevin O'Callaghan
4
Paul McGrath
4
Chris Hughton
4
Mick McCarthy
4
Tony Galvin
4
   
Mickey Walsh
3
Gerry Daly
3
Tony Cascarino
3
   
Gary Waddock
2
David Langan
2
John Devine
2
   
Eamonn O'Keeffe
1
Pat Byrne
1
Packie Bonner
1
Kevin Moran
1

Irish Goal Scorers During World Cup 1986 Qualifiers

The following players scored goals for the Republic of Ireland during the 1986 World Cup qualification campaign matches.

Player
Goals Scored
Frank Stapleton
2
Tony Grealish
1
Mickey Walsh
1
Kevin Sheedy
1

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