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Giants Stadium to Citrus Bowl burns: How well do you remember Ireland's '94 World Cup?

25 years on, can you recall the rollercoaster?
Jun 16th 2019, 10:00 AM 27,605 21


This article is a part of The42′s USA 94 Week, a special series of commemorative features to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Fifa World Cup. To read more from the series, click here >

Name the State in which Ireland's opening match was played?
New York
New Jersey
New England
New Hampshire
Ray Houghton's iconic goal in Giants Stadium flew in after how many minutes?
Name the Italian goalkeeper stranded well off his line?
Gianluca Pagliuca
Gianluigi Buffon
Luca Bocci
Luca Marchegiani
Which of these men did not start in Giants Stadium on 18 June 1994?
Tommy Coyne
Phil Babb
John Sheridan
John Aldridge
Oleg Salenko won the tournament Golden Boot, but, by the end, who was the top scorer to emerge from Ireland's Group E?
Luis Garcia
Dino Baggio
Roberto Baggio
John Aldridge
Italy ended the tournament with the worst disciplinary record - 11 yellows, 2 reds - can you guess how many cards Ireland picked up at USA '94?
Perhaps more memorable than his goal in the game, against Mexico John Aldridge called someone a 'twat' and a 'dickhead'. What did commentator George Hamilton call him?
'Mexico Goalkeeper Jorge Campos'
'A well-meaning Fifa official'
'The man in the white hat'
'The gentleman in the yellow hat'
Two teams scored fewer goals than Ireland at the tournament. Norway were one, can you name the other?
Eight players started all four of Ireland's World Cup fixtures in their 16-day run in the tournament. Which of these four did NOT play every sweltering minute?
Roy Keane
Andy Townsend
Paul McGrath
Phil Babb
Striker was the name of the tournament's official mascot. Ireland's mascot, carried over from 1990, was also a dog. What did the Pooch in Green answer to?
Cú Chulainn
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Oooh Ahh!
Top marks for you. The questions kept coming at you and you kept bashing them away like Big Paul against Italy.
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You scored out of !
So near, yet so far.
You did a lot right, dragged yourself all the way to the decider, but in the end you'll be haunted by the ones you missed.
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You scored out of !
Flashes of the old brilliance, but...
One or two magic moments there, but in truth you were a bit off the pace.
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You scored out of !
Mellow, yellow
Like 'the gentleman in the yellow hat', you made an impact here but got very little right.
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