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26.03.1980 at 00:00 Bishop Makarios Stadium, Nicosia Attendance: 10000
Cyprus 2 - 3 Republic of Ireland
Referee: Sharir (Israel) World Cup Qualifier-match

Goalscorers
Pantziaras 27,
Kaiafas 74,pen,
Paul Mc Gee (8)
Mark Lawrenson (23)
Paul Mc Gee (37)
Opening squads
Stylianou,
Papacostas,
Lyssandrou,
Pantziaros,
Papadopoulos,
Neofitou,
Mauroudis,
Kissonergis,
Demetriou,
Kaiafas,
Kanaris,
Gerry Peyton
Mark Lawrenson
David O'Leary
Ashley Grimes
Jerry Murphy
Gerry Daly
Tony Grealish
Liam Brady
Steve Heighway
Paul Mc Gee
Frank Stapleton
Substitutes
Fran O'Brien
Gerry Ryan
Substitutions
Tsingis for Demetriou 45 mins; Theofanos for Kanaris 76 mins Gerry Ryan -> Steve Heighway (53)
Fran O'Brien -> Jerry Murphy (72)
Yellow cards
None None.
Red cards
None None.
Match report
Match 179
Wednesday, March 26th, 1980

Stato: This game happened to be Johnny Giles' last game as manager as he resigned (15th April)before the next game.

Ireland's first away win in the World Cup since 1957.

Cyprus 2 (Pantziaras, Kaiafas - pen)
Republic of Ireland 3 (McGee - 2, Lawrenson)

Ireland: Gerry Peyton (Fulham), Tony Grealish (Luton Town), David O'Leary (Arsenal), Mark Lawrenson (Brighton), Ashley Grimes (Manchester Utd), Gerry Daly (Derby County), Liam Brady (Arsenal) capt, Jerry Murphy (Crystal Palace), Steve Heighway (Liverpool), Paul McGee (Preston North End), Frank Stapleton (Arsenal)

Subs: Gerry Ryan (Brighton) for Heighway - 53 mins; Fran O'Brien (Philadelphia Furies) for Murphy - 72 mins

Manager: Johnny Giles

Cyprus: Stylianou, Papacostas, Lyssandrou, Pantziaros, Papadopoulos, Neofitou, Mauroudis, Kissonergis, Demetriou, Kaiafas, Kanaris

Subs: Tsingis for Demetriou - 45 mins; Theofanos for Kanaris - 76 mins
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