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1994 World Cup Qualifiers - Appearances Made and Goals Scored

In Group 8 of the 1994 World Cup qualifiers the Irish team was drawn in a large group with Spain, Denmark, Northern Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Albania. This was the last World Cup qualification campaign for Jack Charlton as Republic of Ireland manager. Having qualified for the 1990 World Cup finals in Italy expectations were high that the Republic would make it to the USA. Things were looking promising when the Irish secured successive 0-0 draws to the two strongest opponents in the group - Denmark and Spain.

Indeed it could have been better had the Irish secured the win they deserved in Seville. Inspired by a magnificent Roy Keane Ireland should have won the match. In the penultimate match of the group Spain comprehensively beat Ireland 1-3 at Lansdowne Road (now Aviva Stadium). Needing a draw to qualify in the last match in Belfast against Northern Ireland with just under 15 minutes remaining it looked like qualification for the finals was slipping away. Northern Ireland were leading 1-0 through a Jimmy Quinn goal when Alan McLoughlin grabbed an equaliser to send Ireland to the 1994 World Cup finals in the USA.

Irish Player Appearances in World Cup 1994 Qualifiers

Jack Charlton used 21 different Irish players in twelve matches during qualifiers. The following players appeared for the Republic of Ireland during the 1994 World Cup qualification campaign matches.

Player
Appearances
Packie Bonner
12
Denis Irwin
12
Roy Keane
12
Niall Quinn
12
   
Ray Houghton
11
Andy Townsend
11
Terry Phelan
10
John Aldridge
10
Steve Staunton
10
   
Alan Kernaghan
9
Paul McGrath
9
   
Tony Cascarino
7
   
Kevin Moran
6
   
Ronnie Whelan
4
Eddie McGoldrick
4
   
Tommy Coyne
3
   
Kevin Sheedy
2
John Sheridan
2
   
David Kelly
1
Mick McCarthy
1
David O'Leary
1

Irish Goal Scorers During World Cup 1994 Qualifiers

The following players scored goals for the Republic of Ireland during the 1994 World Cup qualification campaign matches.

Player
Goals Scored
John Aldridge
6
Steve Staunton
3
Paul McGrath
2
Niall Quinn
2
Tony Cascarino
1
Alan McLoughlin
1
Alan Kernaghan
1
John Sheridan
1
Kevin Sheedy
1
Andy Townsend
1

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