Netherlands v Republic of Ireland, 09 September 1981

Score2-2
RefereeVojtech Christov
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group 2
VenueDe Kuip, Rotterdam
Attendance48,000

2  Netherlands

Manager: Kees Rijvers

2  Republic of Ireland

Manager: Eoin Hand

Goals:

Frans Thijssen 11 G
Arnold Muhren penalty 64 P

Goals:

Michael Robinson 40 G
Frank Stapleton 71 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Piet Schrijvers
Defender Ernie Brandts
Defender Ruud Krol (captain)
Midfielder Arnold Muhren
Midfielder Frans Thijssen
Forward Ruud Geels
Forward Tschen La Ling
Forward Johnny Rep

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Seamus McDonagh
Defender Dave Langan
Defender Mark Lawrenson
Defender/Centre back David O'Leary
Midfielder Liam Brady (captain)
Midfielder John Devine
Midfielder Tony Grealish
Midfielder Steve Heighway
Midfielder Mick Martin
Forward Frank Stapleton

Substitutions:

Jan Peters for Ruud Geels 46
René van de Kerkhof for Tschen La Ling 59

Substitutions:

Gerry Ryan for Steve Heighway 0
Ronnie Whelan for Mick Martin 74

Cards:

Cards:

Mick Martin Y

On the bench:

Midfielder Jan Peters

On the bench:

Midfielder Ronnie Whelan
Winger Gerry Ryan