Republic of Ireland v Belgium, 29 October 1997

Score1-1
RefereeLaszlo Vagner
CompetitionFIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
VenueLansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance32,305

1  Republic of Ireland

Manager: Mick McCarthy

1  Belgium

Manager: Georges Leekens

Goals:

Denis Irwin 8 G

Goals:

Luc Nilis 29 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Shay Given
Defender Kenny Cunningham
Defender Ian Harte
Defender Denis Irwin
Defender Garry Kelly
Defender Steve Staunton
Midfielder Ray Houghton
Midfielder Mark Kennedy
Midfielder Andy Townsend
Forward Tony Cascarino
Forward David Connolly

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Filip De Wilde
Defender Regis Genaux
Defender Mike Verstraeten
Defender Gordan Vidovic
Defender/Centre back Eric Van Meir
Defender/Left back Nico Van Kerckhoven
Midfielder Danny Boffin
Midfielder Franky van der Elst
Midfielder Marc Wilmots
Forward Luc Nilis

Substitutions:

Jeff Kenna for Mark Kennedy 33
Lee Carsley for Andy Townsend 75
Tommy Coyne for David Connolly 81

Substitutions:

Gilles De Bilde for Luc Nilis 88
Gert Verheyen for Michael Goossens 88

On the bench:

Defender Jeff Kenna
Midfielder Lee Carsley
Forward Tommy Coyne

On the bench:

Midfielder Gert Verheyen
Forward Gilles De Bilde