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Quiz: Can You Name The Ireland 2002 World Cup Squad?

Michael McCarthy
By Michael McCarthy
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This day 15 years ago, Irish society changed forever. Roy Keane was sent home from the 2002 World Cup. We were a nation divided. Neighbour vs. Neighbour, Brother vs. Brother. Nothing would ever be the same again.

Then, a few weeks later, we played some great matches and had the time of our lives. Ultimately it was all grand. But the scares remain.

Today is the last day when the original 23 man squad named by Mick McCarthy was fully in tact, as the Ireland squad languished trained on the island of Saipan.


Being one of the more memorable few weeks in Irish football history, and given every person in the room has written a book with their account of the incident, we don't expect you'll have much trouble naming the squad.

You've only got three minutes though, so you'll have to be quick. Even so, we demand at least 21/23 for real Irish football fans.

Enjoy and please let us know how you get on in the comments.



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