16 July 2015

West Germany 1974 World Cup - Qualifying

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The 1974 World Cup qualification series was fairly disastrous for Northern Ireland. Not only were they forced to play all their home matches away from Belfast due to "the Troubles", they also suffered the embarrassment of losing to Cyprus.

European Qualifying Group 6
Rank
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Bulgaria
6
4
2
0
13
3
10
10
2
Portugal
6
2
3
1
10
6
4
7
3
N. Ireland
6
1
3
2
5
6
-1
5
4
Cyprus
6
1
0
5
1
14
-13
2

Results

Bul
Cyp
NIr
Por
Bul

2-0
3-0
2-1
Cyp
0-4

1-0
0-1
NIr
0-0
3-0

1-1
Por
2-2
4-0
1-1


Northern Ireland Line-Ups
Sammy Morgan, Dave Clements, Roy Coyle, Allan Hunter, Liam Coyle, Martin O'Neill, Willie McFaul, Bertie Lutton, Pat Rice, Terry Neill (player-manager)
Jim Platt, Tommy Jackson, Bryan Hamilton, Dave Craig, Tommy Cassidy, Sammy McIlroy, Trevor Anderson
Match Programmes



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