Thursday 17 August 2017

25 iconic images from Ireland's Italia 90 journey

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

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

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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) Soccer

2. The ball hits the net.

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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

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

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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) Soccer

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

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June 1990; England goalkeeper Peter Shilton is beaten by the Republic of Ireland's Kevin Sheedy. Republic of Ireland v England, World Cup Finals, Cagliari, Italy. Soccer. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

5. Kevin Sheedy celebrates after his famous goal

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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

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

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June 1990; England manager Bobby Robson, right, shakes hands with Republic of ireland manager Jack Charlton after the game. Republic of Ireland v England, World Cup Finals, Caglairi, Italy. Soccer. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

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

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June 1990. The Republic of Ireland team from left, captain Mick McCarthy, packie Bonner, Ray Houghton, Steve Staunton, Andy Townsend, Paul McGrath, Chris Morris, John Aldridge, Tony Cascarino, Kevin Sheedy and Kevin Moran. World Cup 1st round, Rep of Ireland v Egypt, Genoa, Italy. Soccer. Picture credit; Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

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

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Republic of Ireland v Egypt in the Stadio Della Favorita, Palermo. The score was Republic of Ireland 0 - Egypt 0. 17/6/1990 (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers)

9. Frank Rijkard skips away from Niall Quinn

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21 June 1990; Frank Rijkard, Holland in action against Niall Quinn, Ireland, 1990 World Cup, Palermo, Italy. Soccer. Picture credit; Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

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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21 June 1990; Niall Quinn, Ireland, scores the equalising goal despite the attentions of Holland's goalkeeper Van Breukelen. Republic of Ireland v Holland, World Cup Finals, Group Match, Palermo, Italy. Soccer. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

11. Ireland players celebrate Niall Quinn's goal

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Republic of Ireland v Holland in the World Cup Italia 90 at Stadio Della Favorita, Palermo. 21/6/1990 INDO PIC

12. Niall Quinn is mobbed after his crucial goal

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Holland V Republic of Ireland in Stadio Della Favorita, Palermo. Score: Holland 1 (goal by Gullit) - Republic of Ireland 1 (goal by Quinn) 21/06/1990. INDO PIC (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers)

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

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21 June 1990; Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton celebrates after his side qualified for the quarter finals. World Cup Finals 1990, Republic of Ireland v Netherlands, Stadio La Favoritam Palermo, Italy. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

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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Republic of Ireland v Romania, Stadio Luigi Farraris, World Cup, Italia 90. Packie Bonner, penalty. The score was Republic of Ireland 0 - Romania 0, 5-4 penalties. A Bonner save from Daniel Timofte in the shootout sent the Irish team through to the quarter-final. 25/6/1990 INDO PIC (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers) Soccer

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

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1990; Republic of Ireland players including Mick McCarthy pictured with Manager Jack Charlton. Republic of Ireland v Romania, World Cup, Italy. Soccer. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

16. Packie Bonner keeps out Daniel Timofte's penalty

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25 June 1990; Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Packie Bonner saves Romania's Daniel Timofte's shot during the penalty shoot-out. 1990 FIFA World Cup, Second Round, Republic of Ireland v Romania, Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

17. The save in glorious black and white

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Republic of Ireland v Romania, Stadio Luigi Farraris, World Cup, Italia 90. Packie Bonner, penalty. The score was Republic of Ireland 0 - Romania 0, 5-4 penalties. A Bonner save from Daniel Timofte in the shootout sent the Irish team through to the quarter-final. 25/6/1990 INDO PIC (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers)

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

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1990; Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Packie Bonner celebrates after a saving the penalty in the penalty shoot out against Romania that put Ireland through to the quarter finals. Republic of Ireland v Romania, World Cup, Italy, Soccer. Picture credit; Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

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

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Ireland v Romania June 25th 1990 Soccer

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

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1990; Republic of Ireland's Mick McCarthy, left and Kevin Moran, celebrate their teams victory over Romania in the penalty shoot out. Republic of Ireland v Romania, World Cup 90, Italy. Picture credit; Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

21. Schillaci reacts to a missed chance against Ireland

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30 June 1990; Italy's Toto Schillaci and the Republic of Ireland's Paul McGrath during the game. FIFA World Cup Finals, Quater-Final, Italy v Republic of Ireland, Stadio Olympico, Rome, Italy. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

22. Steve Staunton in action against Italy

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30 June 1990. Rep of Ireland's Steve Staunton in action against Italy. 1990 FIFA World Cup Football Quarter-Final, Stadio Olympico, Rome, Italy. Picture Credit: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

 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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Republic of Ireland v Italy, Stadio Olimpico, Rome in the World Cup Italia 90. The score was Italy 1 (Schillaci 38') - Republic of Ireland 0. 30/6/1990 INDO PIC 1990's NPA/Independent Collection

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

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Jack Charlton waves to the crowd after his side were knocked out by Italy. World Cup Quarter-Final, Italy v Rep of Ireland, Olympic Stadium, Rome. Picture Credit: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE.

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

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1990. Fans greet the Rep of Ireland soccer team at Collage Green, Dublin, after they returned home from Italia 90. Soccer. Picture Credit; Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

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