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/Centre back 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 Lopez
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