Thursday 8 December 2016

25 iconic images from Ireland's Italia 90 journey

Published 10/06/2015 | 08:15

Republic of Ireland v. England in Stadio Sant'Elia, Cagliari. The result was England 1 (goal by Gary Linekar) - Republic of Ireland 1 (goal by Kevin Sheedy). 11/06/1990. INDO PIC (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers) 1990's
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Republic of Ireland v. England in Stadio Sant'Elia, Cagliari. The result was England 1 (goal by Gary Linekar) - Republic of Ireland 1 (goal by Kevin Sheedy). 11/06/1990. INDO PIC (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers) 1990's NPA/Independent Collection

Here are some of the greatest images from Italia 90 as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the tournament this month.

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1. Gary Lineker on his way to scoring against Ireland.

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2. The ball hits the net.

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3. Gary Lineker celebrates after putting England in front against Ireland.

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4. Peter Shilton tries in vain to stop Kevin Sheedy's left-footed shot hitting the net.

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5. Kevin Sheedy celebrates after his famous goal

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6. Jack Charlton and England manager Bobby Robson share a smile following their 1-1 draw.

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7. Ireland line-up ahead of their clash with the Egyptians in Genoa.

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8. Ireland had a very frustrating time of it against the Egyptians.

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9. Frank Rijkard skips away from Niall Quinn

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10. Niall Quinn scores the equalising goal despite the attentions of Holland's goalkeeper Van Breukelen that saw Ireland qualify from the group stages

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11. Ireland players celebrate Niall Quinn's goal

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12. Niall Quinn is mobbed after his crucial goal

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13. Jack Charlton salutes the crowd after the draw against the Netherlands

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14. The referee blows his whistle at the end of extra-time forcing Ireland's last 16 game with Romania to end with penalties.

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15. Jack Charlton and his players wait patiently for the penalties to take place.

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16. Packie Bonner keeps out Daniel Timofte's penalty

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17. The save in glorious black and white

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18. Packie Bonner celebrates after saving the crucial penalty against Romania

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19. David O'Leary celebrates scoring the penalty that sent us through to the quarter-finals.

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20. Mick McCarthy and Kevin Moran celebrate the victory over Romania

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21. Schillaci reacts to a missed chance against Ireland

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22. Steve Staunton in action against Italy

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 23. Irish and Italian players look on as Toto Schillaci hits the net in Italy's 1-0 victory in Rome.

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24. Jack Charlton waves to Irish fans after they bowed out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage

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25. The Irish team is welcomed home by a huge crowd at College Green.

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