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The42's virtually impossible Ireland at Italia 90 quiz

Get ready for the hardest test you’ll take today.

IF YOU THINK we’re going to ask you who scored Ireland’s winning penalty against Romania, this is not the quiz for you.

Instead, we’re going to glory in the minute details, maybe throw in the odd trick question, anything to ensure you leave this quiz in floods of tears like Gazza in a World Cup semi-final.

Okay, it won’t be that hard but we’d still like to think only those obsessed with Ireland’s first ever foray into the Fifa World Cup will score 10/10.

Buona fortuna!

From which group did Ireland qualify for Italia 90?
INPHO
Group 4
Group 5

Group 6
Group 7
Who was the oldest member of Jack Charlton's 22-man squad?
PA
Kevin Moran
Frank Stapleton

Gerry Peyton
Chris Hughton
Which French Division 2 side did John Byrne play for at the time of his call up to the squad?
INPHO
Lens
Le Havre

Valenciennes
Avignon
In the opening game against England, who was the only Ireland player to get booked?
PA
Packie Bonner
Chris Morris

Mick McCarthy
Paul McGrath
During his infamous rant after the Egypt game, which of these was Eamon Dunphy not embarrassed for?
YouTube
"Soccer"
"The country"

"All the good players"
"The fans"
Which Dutch defender put his goalkeeper in trouble before Niall Quinn's equaliser in Ireland's final group game?
INPHO
Adri van Tiggelen
Ronald Koeman

Berry van Aerle
Frank Rijkaard
The referee for Ireland's Round of 16 game with Romania was José Wright, but what nationality was he?
INPHO
Brazilian
Spanish

English
Colombian
Dave O'Leary scored Ireland's winning penalty against Romania, but who did he replace in the 94th minute of the game?
INPHO
Kevin Moran
John Aldridge

Steve Staunton
Tony Cascarino
John Aldridge infamously gave the ball away in the run up to Toto Schillaci's quarter-final winner for Italy, but whose pass put him trouble?
INPHO
Mick McCarthy
Kevin Sheedy

Niall Quinn
Ray Houghton
What was the reg plate of the bus that brought Ireland's returning heroes around Dublin?
INPHO
UZY 879
707 Z0

BE 374
FAI 90
Answer all the questions to see your result!
INPHO
You scored out of !
Packie Bonner
What. A. Hero.
Share your result:
INPHO
You scored out of !
Dave O'Leary
The nation holds its breath to find out which question you got wrong.
Share your result:
INPHO
You scored out of !
Bernie Slaven
You were there, but you didn't see any action which probably excuses your poor performance here.
Share your result:
INPHO
You scored out of !
Toto Schillaci
A result that's as good as Toto's new hair do.
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