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Dublin: 5°C Saturday 10 April 2021

How well do you remember Irish football's most infamous event?

This week marks the anniversary of the time when Roy Keane and Mick McCarthy fell out ahead of the 2002 World Cup.

Which of these players did Keane have a heated argument with?
Alan Kelly
Damien Duff

Steve Finnan
Matt Holland
What film did Keano watch on the journey home?
Moulin Rouge!
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Reign of Fire
Training Day
Which of these musicians did Keane not reference in a newspaper interview with Paul Kimmage at the time?
Phil Collins

Bob Dylan
And which song did Kimmage quote back at him?
'Smooth Criminal' by Michael Jackson
'I Wanna Be Adored' by The Stone Roses

'I am a Rock' by Simon and Garfunkel
'Sorry seems to be the hardest word' by Elton John
What did Keane famously liken the football pitch in Saipan to?
A nightclub
A rugby pitch

A swimming pool
A car park
After the heated row, which two players visited Keane in his room to show their support for him?
Niall Quinn and Steve Staunton
Robbie Keane and Damien Duff

Gary Breen and David Connolly
Shay Given and Clinton Morrison
What did Mick McCarthy reportedly accuse Keane of doing during their falling out?
Not trying hard enough
Faking an injury

Being too harsh on the young players
Hurting his feelings
Who was Keane less than impressed with seeing at the airport on their way to Saipan?
Bertie Ahern
Mary Robinson

Jason McAteer
What did Keane deny having, as he made his way through the airport?
Bottled water
Personal problems

"And did you not see the [chaos at] check-in? And then we go into this lounge and there's two guys dressed as leprechauns... Telling me to cheer up. They want me to pose for a photograph." Which paper were the leprechauns representing, as the Irish team prepared to fly to Saipan?
The Irish Times
The Mirror

The Sun
The Irish Independent
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Niall Quinn
You remember Saipan so well that you were probably there.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Passionate Irish fan
You remember it well enough to have a decent knowledge of what went on. But what's more important is that [insert name here] was right.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
John Delaney
It didn't go exactly as planned, but you made the best of a bad situation.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Jack Grealish
You may have been born, but you were probably too young to remember anything significant.
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