Belgium v Republic of Ireland, 15 November 1997

Score2-1 to Belgium
RefereeGünther Benkö
CompetitionFIFA World Cup 2nd leg play-off
VenueKing Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance35,320

2  Belgium

Manager: Georges Leekens

1  Republic of Ireland

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Goals:

Luis Oliveira 25 G
Luc Nilis 69 G

Goals:

Ray Houghton 59 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Filip De Wilde
Defender/Right back Eric Deflandre
Defender Glenn De Boeck
Defender Mike Verstraeten
Defender Gordan Vidovic
Midfielder Danny Boffin
Midfielder Gert Claessens
Midfielder Franky Van der Elst
Midfielder Gert Verheyen
Forward Luc Nilis
Forward Luis Oliveira

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Shay Given
Defender/Right back Garry Kelly
Defender Kenny Cunningham
Defender Jeff Kenna
Defender Steve Staunton
Defender/Left back Ian Harte
Midfielder Lee Carsley
Midfielder Alan McLoughlin
Midfielder Andy Townsend (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Mark Kennedy
Forward Tony Cascarino

Substitutions:

Vital Borkelmans for Gordan Vidovic 65
Philippe Leonard for Gert Claessens 75
Michael Goossens for Luc Nilis 89

Substitutions:

Ray Houghton for Alan McLoughlin 49
David Connolly for Mark Kennedy 73
David Kelly for Andy Townsend 85

Cards:

Cards:

David Connolly 82 R

On the bench:

Defender Vital Borkelmans
Defender Philippe Leonard

On the bench:

Midfielder Ray Houghton
Forward David Connolly
Forward David Kelly