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28.10.1980 at 00:00 Parc des Princes, Paris Attendance: 46300
France 2 - 0 Republic of Ireland
Referee: Lamo Castillo (Spain) World Cup Qualifier-match

Goalscorers
Platini 10,
Zimako 77,
None.
Opening squads
Dropsey,
Battiston,
Specht,
Lopez,
Bossis,
Larois,
Tigana,
Platini,
Rocheteau,
Lacombe,
Six,
Gerry Peyton
David Langan
Mark Lawrenson
Chris Hughton
Kevin Moran
Tony Grealish
Mick Martin
Liam Brady
Steve Heighway
Frank Stapleton
Michael Robinson
Substitutes
Gerry Ryan
Substitutions
Zimako for Lacombe 66 mins, Petit for Platini 74 mins Gerry Ryan -> Mick Martin (78)
Yellow cards
None None.
Red cards
None None.
Match report
Match 184
Tuesday, October 28, 1980

Stato: Debut for Michael Robinson, 30th Cap for Steve Heighway.
For the first time ever the FAI forced the English League to release players from Arsenal, Spurs,Coventry and Birmingham.

Michael Robinson qualified to play for Ireland when his mother took out Irish Citizenship. At that time FIFA rules only provided for nationality as far as parents.Robinson's grandmother was Irish.


France 2 (Platini, Zimako)
Republic of Ireland 0

Ireland: Gerry Peyton (Fulham), David Langan (Birmingham City), Mark Lawrenson (Brighton), Kevin Moran (Manchester United), Chris Hughton (Tottenham Hotspur), Mick Martin (Newcastle United), Tony Grealish (Luton Town), Liam Brady (Juventus) capt, Steve Heighway (Liverpool), Frank Stapleton (Arsenal), Michael Robinson (Brighton)

Subs: Gerry Ryan (Brighton) for Martin 78 mins

Manager: Eoin Hand

France: Dropsey, Battiston, Specht, Lopez, Bossis, Larois, Tigana, Platini, Rocheteau, Lacombe, Six

Subs: Zimako for Lacombe 66 mins, Petit for Platini 74 mins
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