Republic of Ireland v France, 14 October 1981

Score3-2 to Republic of Ireland
RefereeRolf Eriksson
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group 2
VenueLansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance53,000

3  Republic of Ireland

Manager: Eoin Hand

2  France

Manager: Michel Hidalgo

Goals:

Philippe Mahut own goal 5 OG
Frank Stapleton 25 G
Michael Robinson 40 G

Goals:

Bruno Bellone 9 G
Michel Platini 83 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Seamus McDonagh
Defender Chris Hughton
Defender Dave Langan
Defender Mark Lawrenson
Defender Kevin Moran
Defender David O'Leary
Midfielder Liam Brady (captain)
Midfielder Mick Martin
Midfielder Ronnie Whelan
Forward Frank Stapleton

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jean Castaneda
Defender Maxime Bossis
Defender Gerard Janvion
Defender Christian López
Defender Philippe Mahut
Midfielder Rene Girard
Midfielder Michel Platini (captain)
Forward Bruno Bellone
Forward Alain Couriol

Substitutions:

Don Givens for Frank Stapleton 87

Substitutions:

Didier Six for Bruno Bellone 63
Francois Bracci for Philippe Mahut 70

Cards:

Liam Brady Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Forward Don Givens

On the bench:

Defender Francois Bracci
Forward Didier Six