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/Right back Garry Kelly
Defender Kenny Cunningham
Defender Steve Staunton
Defender/Full back Denis Irwin
Defender/Left back Ian Harte
Midfielder Ray Houghton
Midfielder Andy Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Mark Kennedy
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