FIFA WORLD CUP

Suwon Stadium, Suwon, South Korea

Referee: Anders Frisk

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Spain

  • Fernando Sanchez Morientes 8'

1 - 1

FT

Republic of Ireland

  • Robbie Keane 90' PEN
  • 120'

    And what a shame to see the Irish out after an outstanding World Cup. They outplayed Spain for much of the game and had a fantastic World Cup but took two superb penalties and three very poor ones. They are unbeaten but out, but they have been one of the teams of the World Cup and have provided many of the players of the tournament so far - Given, Holland, Duff, Keane and Quinn, who bows out after another great performance

  • 120'

    Spain survive somehow - excellent for 60 minutes, appalling for 60 and the perspirational Camacho gets away with his dreadful substituions. Mendieta, after a terrible season, a deserving hero for them

  • 120'

    Gaizka Mendieta... scores! Spain are through! Very calm penalty from Mendieta and the Irish go out and they are so unfortunate to do so.

  • 120'

    Steve Finnan... scores! Tremendous penalty! 2-2!

  • 120'

    Valeron could win it... he hits the post and it's wide! It's still 2-1 to Spain!

  • 120'

    Kevin Kilbane - saved by Casillas! A good save but a poor penalty

  • 120'

    Juanfran... puts it past the post! A lifeline for Ireland! It's still 2-1 Spain

  • 120'

    David Connolly of Wimbledon... that's striaght at Casillas. 2-1 Spain. What a poor penalty.

  • 120'

    Ruben Baraja... sends Given the wrong way. Excellent penalty - 2-1 Spain!

  • 120'

    Matt Holland up second for Ireland.. he hits the bar and it goes over! It's still 1-1 and so cruel for Holland

  • 120'

    Fernando Hierro now... sends Given the wrong way! 1-1 now

  • 120'

    Robbie Keane goes first. He scores! Great penalty! 1-0 Ireland!

  • 120'

    It's Ireland to take first...

  • 120'

    So who will be the nominated penalty takers?

  • 120'

    What a performance by Ireland - Spain were holding on for dear life for a while

  • 120'

    And that's it - Spain 1 Ireland 1 - it's down to penalties!

  • 119'

    Duff makes a great break and looks for Keane - Helguera intercepts

  • 119'

    And Spain have a throw near the corner flag - the ball comes back to Puyol who volleys well wide

  • 118'

    Quinn wins another heder in the Spain box but the ball just doesn't drop for anyone to shoot

  • 117'

    ... and Ireland clear again. It's pumped back in but Given holds above Helguera

  • 117'

    Keane brings down Valeron 40 yards out. Mendieta comes over to take the free kick...

  • 117'

    And Luque and Cunningham chase the long ball - Breen gets back to help him and Ireland clear

  • 116'

    Kilbane chips it in towards Quinn. Casillas comes and misses - but Spain clear

  • 115'

    Mendieta takes, the excellent Kenny Cunningham clears

  • 115'

    Kinsella clears but only to Puyol who wins a corner off Connolly

  • 114'

    ... and Niall Quinn wins the header again. Spain throw

  • 114'

    Mendieta heads for corner. Finnan is penalised for a foul and Spain bring up Hierro

  • 113'

    Luque turns Kilbane well and puts in a cross. Bren heads away

  • 112'

    and Ireland break with Connolly. He has a go from 25 yards - and it just goes past the post. So close to a winner at each end

  • 112'

    Mendieta finds Baraja who has a go from 25 yards - another great save from Given

  • 111'

    Spain look like they're playing for penalties now

  • 111'

    Duff makes another break but loses the ball. Spain counter attack but the cross is easy for Given.

  • 110'

    Hierro hits the wall and Ireland can clear

  • 109'

    Good tackle from Kilbane on Luque but the ball comes back to Valeron. Keane fouls him. Chance for Spain?

  • 108'

    Quinn heads it down for Keane to hit the left-foot volley. He connects well but it's just wide

  • 108'

    Kinsella takes... Casillas punches away

  • 107'

    Kilbane looks for Quinn with the long ball. It breaks to Keane, whose shot is deflected over - corner

  • 107'

    Luque is offside as he chases a long ball. Ireland have possession again

  • 106'

    Ireland kick off and Kilabne's poor cross is cleared

  • 105'

    And the half-time whistle goes. It's 15 minutes from penalties after Irish pressure throughout that half

  • 104'

    ... and as Spain attack, Finnan makes a good block to stop Luque's shot

  • 104'

    Kinsella's fre kick- Hierro won the header - Duff crosses, it came to Keane, who turned inside one and hit a shot which was blocked

  • 103'

    ... and now Luis Enrique blocks off Kilbane in a similar position for another free kick

  • 102'

    Kilbane goes for the shot - it's across goal and just wide

  • 102'

    Puyol blocks off Connolly - free kick in a dangerous position

  • 101'

    Puyol saves a corner and is then fouled by Connolly - some respite for Spain

  • 100'

    Spain really aren't in this game now - they're very much on the back foot

  • 100'

    Duff makes another break. Keane tried to play the one-two but Hierro intercepeted.

  • 99'

    ... but Ireland work it back to Breen at the far post - he could get a shot in here but it bounces a bit high and Breen's effort is easy for Casillas

  • 99'

    Keane takes, Breen heads across goal and Hierro clears

  • 98'

    ... and Kilbane wins a corner at the other end

  • 97'

    Duf runs again - Juanfran stops him, Mendieta finds Luque- he could be free here... and that's a tremendous tackle rfom Cunningham

  • 96'

    Long range effort from Luque - well wide

  • 96'

    Duff gets down the right and puts in a low cross. Spain half clear to Connolly. He turns and tries to get a shot in - he can't

  • 95'

    Mendieata takes - Finnan clears at the near post, but it comes back to Mendieta. He goes for the curler... but it's well wide

  • 94'

    Mendieta skips free on the left. Ireland clear unconvincingly but concede a corner

  • 93'

    Kilbane looks for Quinn again - he wins the header but it goes straight at Casillas

  • 92'

    Hierro comes up to take. Cunningham heads away, Luis Enrique fires in the second shot but it's blocked

  • 91'

    Luis Enrique goes past Kilbane who brings him down - free kick

  • 91'

    Spain kick off and Mendieta wins an early free kick

  • 90'

    Ireland have four forwards on, Spain have just one - who will score for Camacho's side now?

  • 90'

    And that's full time! A dramatic comeback from the Irish. They just don't know when they're beaten - but can they win it?

  • 90'

    Ireland knock it around until Connolly tries a shot on the turn - it's way over the bar

  • 90'

    ... well, a throw. Finnan takes, Mendieta clears

  • 90'

    Duff goes past two and has a shot - it's deflected and a corner

  • 90'

    It's injury time - is there a hero now? Four minutes will be added on

  • 90'

    Yet again, an astonishing comeback from Ireland

  • 89'

    It's in! He sends Casillas the wrong way. Ireland are level and they are absolutely jubilant. Quinn and Keane have done it again.

  • 89'

    It's Robbie Keane...

  • 89'

    Hierro penalised for holding Quinn.

  • 89'

    ... and it's a penalty!

  • 89'

    Kinsella goes long. Quinn wins another header but Hierro wins the second ball. But Mendieta fouls Finnan. Ireland free kick

  • 88'

    Baraja is cautioned for kicking the ball away after Ireland win a free kick. Breen wins the first header but Spain clear

  • 87'

    Keane crosses from the right and Quinn goes down after a nudge from Puyol. Spain throw

  • 87'

    Luque goes for goal from 60 yards - it's easy for Given

  • 86'

    Just five minutes left for Ireland as Finnan goes long. Quinn wins the header but Albelda clears

  • 85'

    And Keane and Casillas are both down and in need of treatment. Both recoover to continue

  • 84'

    Albelda brings down Duff. Kinsella flicks it into the box and Keane has got behind Spain. he tries to lob Casillas but the keeper is out very quickly to make a great save

  • 83'

    Ireland are only playing with three at the back now - but Spain have a solitary striker

  • 82'

    Finnan breaks down the right but his cross was too deep for Quinn. Puyol clears

  • 82'

    Ireland's final throw of the dice. David Connolly replaces Ian Harte

  • 81'

    ... Luque himself puts a shot into the side-netting from an acute angle. Given had it cleared

  • 81'

    Luque replaces Raul in Spain's final change

  • 80'

    Duff cuts in from the right wing to go for a shot with his preferred left. It's a low shot heading for the corner. Casillas dives and can't get there and it's only just wide...

  • 78'

    ... he curls it in and it hits Robbie Keane and goes way over thar bar. The Irish had the runners there but Keane couldn't direct his team-mate's free kick on target

  • 78'

    Harte is behind it...

  • 77'

    ... and Quinn wins a free kick 35 yards out at the other end.

  • 77'

    Holland fouls Mendieta 40 yards out after a good spell of possession from Spain

  • 75'

    Keane crosses and Puyol blocked Quinn off well as he went for the header. Quinn was penalised

  • 74'

    Raul finds Mendieta on the left but Breen heads away the cross

  • 74'

    Harte wins the ball but Kilbane loses it. The left flank has been a real weakness for the Irish

  • 73'

    A second great save from Given. Raul did well to fashion himself the chance but that's two crucial saves from the Irish keeper

  • 72'

    A defensive change from Camacho there- Raul is alone up front but he has a chance to seal the win as the ball breaks to him from the free kick. He won the header, met it and drilled a low shot which Given blocked very well

  • 71'

    Breen is penalised for a foul on Raul 40 yards from goal as Albelda comes on for Morientes

  • 70'

    Harte curls in a free kick - Baraja heads away

  • 69'

    Quinn wins a flick-on for Keane but Helguera clears

  • 68'

    Baraja finds Rual - he shoots on the turn and beats Given. It's in - but he's offside

  • 68'

    Mendieta escapes Finnan to cross and Morientes is coming in unmarked... but the cross is just too near goal for the striker to reach

  • 67'

    Harte looks for a clever free kick for Duff. Puyol reads it well and shepherds it out for a goal kick

  • 66'

    Duff on the break again - he takes on three and Mendieta brings him down.

  • 66'

    Off comes Di Pedro as Gaizka Mendieta replaces him

  • 64'

    Calm play by Breen to deny Morientes the ball 30 yards from goal

  • 64'

    Two great chances for Ireland - will they rue those misses?

  • 63'

    ... and Casillas saves and it rebounds to Kilbane. The goal is gaping... and he shoots wide. Poor penalty, appalling miss by Kilbane

  • 63'

    Harte takes...

  • 62'

    Quinn heads down, Duff goes past Juanfran - he brings him down. Penalty! Juanfran is booked

  • 62'

    Duff does well on the post to go past two - he crosses and Hierro heads away well at the back post

  • 61'

    Rual's offside again - not by much though. Ireland have to be careful

  • 60'

    Di Pedro wins a throw by the corner off Finnan - that's a good battle down the Spanish left

  • 59'

    Di Pedro bends it in and Hierro evades Quinn to head over

  • 58'

    Cunningham concedes a corner as he mis-hits a clearance

  • 57'

    Excellent passing and movement in the midfield by Spain- they're outnumbering the Irish in the centre of the pitch

  • 56'

    Good defending by Finnan - he stops Juanfran and then goes past him. The Spaniard tugs him back.

  • 56'

    Duff has moved to the right wing now as Spain attack, Cunningham heading away a Di Pedro cross

  • 55'

    Irish change - on comes Niall Quinn, off goes Gary Kelly

  • 54'

    ... and at the other end, Raul goes past two. Breen stops him in the end

  • 54'

    Kilbane puts in a low cross but can't find Keane. Kelly delivers the second cross, but again it is met by a defender

  • 53'

    Kelly and Keane combine down the right. Helguera tackles Duff well but Kelly can whip in the cross... but Spain clear at the near post

  • 51'

    Puyol puts in a cross at the other end and Ireland head away

  • 51'

    And Spain clear the corner. That was a great chance foe Kilbane to equalise

  • 50'

    And Kelly whips in a deep cross. Casillas comes... and drops it at Kilbane's foot. He hits the half-volley, but it's tame and Hierro clears off the line

  • 50'

    And a change for Ireland. Staunton goes off and on comes Cunningham

  • 49'

    Irish possession but they can't create anything and Staunton hits a long ball to Juanfran

  • 48'

    Given gave his side a lifeline there - can they take it?

  • 47'

    Raul backheels to find Morientes though on goal. Given is out quickly and makes an excellent block - that could have been game over

  • 46'

    Irish possession ends tamely in a Spanish throw for Puyol

  • 46'

    No changes at half time as Spain kick off

  • 45'

    Half time and Spain lead through Morientes' early goal. Plenty of possession for the Irish but few chances and Spain were always dangerous on the counter-attack. Will they send for Niall Quinn?

  • 45'

    .. and Harte himself goes for the long range shot. It goes comfortably over the bar

  • 45'

    Di Pedro 's throw is headed on to Morientes but Harte at the back post was able to head it back to Given

  • 45'

    Keane drops feep to find Finnan. His cross is blocked but Duff is penalised as he tries to win back the ball

  • 44'

    Di Pedro and Morientes lead the counter attack - and Raul is offside again

  • 44'

    Holland and Keane combined well there but it was probably Ireland's best chance so far

  • 43'

    Holland flicks it in, Keane is behind them. He turns to meet the bouncing ball with his back to goal as Casillas comes out but lobs it over the bar...

  • 42'

    Kilbane headed away well at the near post

  • 41'

    Di Pedro's cross is headed behind by Staunton. He was looking for Given but concedes a corner

  • 41'

    ... and Raul's offside again. Spain are obviously trying to find their strikers behind the not overly quick Irish centre backs

  • 39'

    Spain on the ball as Valeron again looks to release the strikers from deep. This time Morientes is offside - but it's marginal

  • 37'

    ... and Kelly counter attacks. He bursts down the right and puts in a deep cross which Kilbane attacks but Puyol heads away well

  • 37'

    Valeron chips forward and Raul chases - offside

  • 36'

    Kelly crosses, Kilbane wins a header but it eludes Keane and Spain can get it away

  • 36'

    Harte takes, Holland wins it past the back post but Spain volley clear

  • 36'

    Another short corner and Duff wins another corner off Puyol

  • 35'

    Hierro heads back but Casillas can't reach it - Ireland corner

  • 34'

    Kelly puts in a deep cross now. Duff retrieves, Harte crosses and Spain heads away

  • 33'

    Staunton releases Duff down the left - he pulls it back towards Keane and Helguera intercepts very well

  • 32'

    Raul feeds Di Pedro. His cross is too deep and Harte wins a goal kick from Luis Enrique

  • 31'

    Kinsella heads back to Given and Ireland can clear, but Spain are starting to get on top

  • 30'

    Di Pedro takes and Breen wins his header. The left winger can cross again and the diving Holland does superbly to stop it reaching Hierro at the far post.

  • 30'

    ... and Staunton volleys a Luis Enrique cross behind his own goal for a corner

  • 29'

    Ireland are struggling to break Spain down and Spain can counter

  • 28'

    Staunton makes an interception to stop Morientes and Ireland have the ball back

  • 27'

    Luis Enrique looks for Morientes behind the Irish defence but the pass is overhit.

  • 26'

    Staunton is back on his feet as play resumes

  • 25'

    Spain showed what a threat they can be on the counter attack there

  • 25'

    And Staunton needs treatment after a clash there. The Irish skipper is looking a bit groggy

  • 24'

    Morientes finds Raul, who chips it back and Luis Enrique nips in ahead of Given to finish... but he's given offside.

  • 24'

    Kilbane crosses and Hierro heads away again.

  • 23'

    Spain are keeping at least two midfielders behind the ball to protect their lead

  • 21'

    ... but Raul chases a through pass here and Given has to be out quickly, but the keeper wins the race

  • 21'

    Spain have only had the one chance so far - but they lead, thanks to Morientes

  • 20'

    Ireland on the ball againas Harte, Keane and Holland combine - Hierro clears

  • 19'

    Minor dose of handbags between di Pedro and Finnan - they both get lectured by Anders Frisk

  • 18'

    Kinsella looks to loop a near-post ball in for Keane's run. It's just over hit and Casillas is there

  • 17'

    Keane shoots onn the turn from 25 yards but it's well wide

  • 16'

    Kelly whips in a cross, Casillas dives and in front of him, Hierro heads away. Unconvincing by the Spanish keeper

  • 16'

    Holland finds Keane in the box but he's offside

  • 15'

    Ireland look for Duff again and win a throw near the right corner

  • 15'

    Duff on the burst on the Irish right - he passes inside to Kinsella who has a go from the edge of the box - but it's over the bar

  • 14'

    Kilbane can cross - but he hits it too deep and the ball sails behind Casillas for a goal kick

  • 12'

    Irish possession and Spain are sitting deeper

  • 11'

    Finnan is brought down by di Pedro but referee Frisk only gives the throw

  • 9'

    And Ireland are behind already with really Spain's first chance. Can they bounce back again?

  • 8'

    ... but they're behind now. Puyol gets behind Kilbane and crosses for Morientes to get in a glancing header at the near post. GOAL! 1-0!

  • 7'

    A bright start by the Irish - they've made several strong challenges already

  • 6'

    Harte plays it short to Kelly and the cross is blocked. A wasted opportunity

  • 6'

    Duff does well to turn inside Helguera. Kelly's cross is blocked for a corner

  • 5'

    Kilbane brings down Luis Enrique 40 yards out. Play is switched to Di Pedro, whose cross is volleyed way behind

  • 4'

    Di Pedro crosses from the left, Luis Enrique returns it from the right and Morientes tries a looping header. Given gathers

  • 3'

    ... and Ireland break down the left with Robbie Keane. He nutmegs Puyol and cuts inside to go for the curler to the far corner - just wide

  • 2'

    Finnan tackles well but Raul had the chance to go through and Breen made a good tackle to stop him finding Morientes

  • 1'

    Puyol does foul Kilbane here - Irleand free kick but Harte's delivery is poor

  • 1'

    Ireland kick off and Kilbane is blocked off early on - no free kick

  •  

    Is this the year for Spain to end their serial under-achiever reputation or can Ireland reach the last eight for just the second time?

  •  

    Ireland are unchanged so Niall Quinn and Jason McAteer are again only substitutes. Rep of Ireland: Given, Gary Kelly, Staunton, Breen, Harte, Finnan, Kinsella, Holland, Kilbane, Duff, Keane.

  •  

    Ivan Helguera is preferred to Miguel Nadal at centre back while Luis Enrique plays right midfield, so Joaquin joins Gaizka Mendieta on the bench. Spain: Casillas, Puyol, Helguera, Hierro, Juanfran, Baraja, Valeron, De Pedro, Luis Enrique, Raul, Morientes.

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Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Spain

  • 11(5)

  • -

  • 19

  • 45%

    55%

  • Republic of Ireland

  • 17(4)

  • -

  • 22

Republic of Ireland

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Shay Given

D

2 Steve Finnan

D

3 Ian Harte
F
13 David Connolly

D

5 Steve Staunton
D
4 Kenny Cunningham

D

14 Gary Breen

D

18 Gary Kelly
F
17 Niall Quinn

M

8 Matt Holland

M

11 Kevin Kilbane

M

12 Mark Kinsella

F

9 Damien Duff

F

10 Robbie Keane
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
D 4 Kenny Cunningham
F 13 David Connolly
F 17 Niall Quinn

Match Stats

  • Spain
  • Republic of Ireland
11(5) Shots (on goal) 17(4)
19 Fouls 22
5 Corner kicks 6
13 Offsides 1
45% Time of Possession 55%
3 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
4 Saves 4
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