On This Day – 1st June 1st June 1952: The Republic of Ireland suffered a 6-0 defeat to Spain at the Estadio Chamartín, Madrid in front of 75,000. It was a rather unfortunate debut for Everton goalkeeper Jimmy O'Neill. 1st June 1977: The Republic of
On This Day – 1st June
1st June 1952: The Republic of Ireland suffered a 6-0 defeat to Spain at the Estadio Chamartín, Madrid in front of 75,000. It was a rather unfortunate debut for Everton goalkeeper Jimmy O'Neill.
1st June 1977: The Republic of Ireland suffered a 2-1 defeat to Bulgaria in Sofia in a World Cup qualifier. Pavel Panov (13) put the home side ahead but Don Givens equalised two minutes after the break. Andrei Zhelyazkov (76) put Bulgaria back in front before four players were sent off after Ireland had a goal disallowed. Mick Martin and Noel Campbell were both sent off for Ireland as well Bulgarian duo Zhelyazkov and Krasimir Borisov in the 80th minute, with 50,000 in attendance.
1st June 1988: The Republic of Ireland were held to a 0-0 draw against Norway in Oslo on the eve of the UEFA EURO 1988 Championships. It was 11 days before the opening match against England and it was the final match practice ahead of the tournament.
1st June 1991: The Republic of Ireland were held to a 1-1 draw by hosts the United States at the Foxboro Stadium in Boston. Tony Cascarino put Ireland in the 55th minute but Eric Wynalda equalised with twenty-two minutes remaining.
1st June 2002: In their opening match of the FIFA 2002 World Cup, Ireland secured a 1-1 draw against Cameroon in the Niigata Stadium in Japan. Patrick M'Boma put Cameroon ahead in the 39th minute but Matt Holland scored the equaliser seven minutes after the break.
1st June 2017: The Republic of Ireland suffered a 3-1 defeat to Mexico at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, with 42,017 in attendance. Former Cork City U-19 midfielder Alan Browne made his international debut as Jesus Manuel Corona (16), Raul Jimenez (25) and Carlos Vela (54) all scored for Mexico. Stephen Gleeson (77) scored for Ireland.