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2002 World Cup Qualifiers - Appearances Made and Goals Scored

In Group 2 of the 2002 World Cup qualifiers the Irish team was drawn in a tough group with Portugal, Holland, Estonia, Cyprus and Andorra. This was the last full qualification campaign for Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager. Despite the difficulties presented by the teams in the group Ireland finished an impressive qualification campaign in second place behind Portugal on goal difference. Ireland began the group matches with impressive results - two draws - away to the Netherlands and Portugal. McCarthy's men finished the campaign defeating Holland 1-0, when reduced to ten men, and a 4-0 win over Cyprus at Lansdowne Road (now the Aviva Stadium).

Finishing in second place meant an Ireland-Iran two match play-off. Ireland qualified for the 2002 World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea by an aggregate score of 2-1. Mick MCarthy's delight at becoming only the second Irish manager to lead the Republic to a major football finals competition dissolved as the infamous Saipan incident unfolded.

Irish Player Appearances in World Cup 2002 Qualifiers

Mick McCarthy used 26 different Irish players in twelve matches during qualifiers. The following players appeared for the Republic of Ireland during the 2002 World Cup qualification campaign matches.

Player
Appearances
Ian Harte
12
Kevin Kilbane
12
   
Matt Holland
10
Roy Keane
10
Robbie Keane
10
   
Gary Breen
9
Gary Kelly
9
Shay Given
9
   
Steve Finnan
8
Mark Kinsella
8
Niall Quinn
8
Steve Staunton
8
   
Jason McAteer
7
Damien Duff
7
Richard Dunne
7
   
David Connolly
6
Stephen Carr
6
   
Gary Doherty
5
   
Alan Kelly
3
Kenny Cunningham
3
   
Mark Kennedy
2
Clinton Morrison
2
Andy O'Brien
2
   
Lee Carsley
1
Dominic Foley
1
Stephen McPhail
1

Irish Goal Scorers During World Cup 2002 Qualifiers

The following players scored goals for the Republic of Ireland during the 2002 World Cup qualification campaign matches.

Player
Goals Scored
Roy Keane
4
Ian Harte
4
Matt Holland
3
Richard Dunne
2
Robbie Keane
2
Kevin Kilbane
2
Jason McAteer
2
Mark Kinsella
2
Niall Quinn
1
Gary Kelly
1
D Connolly
1
Gary Breen
1

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