SOCCER FANS from across Ireland will be able to tune in to a selection of classic World Cup from the start of next month.
In the absence of Euro 2020, TG4 will be broadcasting a selection of memorable games involving Ireland and Northern Ireland on international football’s biggest stage.
From Northern Ireland’s memorable win over Spain back in 1982 to Ireland’s memorable run to the quarter-finals of Italia ‘90 and their victory over Italy, four years later, it’s sure to be a treat for anyone missing the beautiful game during lockdown.
Every Friday throughout May and June, a different game will be broadcast, in full, on TG4 every Friday night.
It’s a line-up that also includes Ireland’s first ever World Cup game against England, no less, and the famous 1993 World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Northenr Ireland.
There’s also a chance to relive the greatest hits of Diego Maradona, with England’s quarter-final defeat to Argentina in 1986 and La Albiceleste’s famous 3-2 triumph in the final of that year’ World Cup.
With more matches set for June and beyond, the provisional timetable of games can be viewed below and makes for enjoyable reading:
Friday, 1 May at 7.30pm – Republic of Ireland v England, 1990 Fifa World Cup, group stage. Venue: Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari
Friday, 8 May at 7.30pm – Republic of Ireland v Netherlands, 1990 Fifa World Cup, group stage. Venue: Stadio La Favorita, Palermo
Friday, 15 May at 7.30pm Republic of Ireland v Romania, 1990 Fifa World Cup, second round. Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa
Friday, 22 May at 7.30pm – Republic of Ireland v Italy, 1990 Fifa World Cup quarter-final. Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Friday, 29 May at 7.30pm – Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland, 1993 Fifa World Cup qualifying round. Venue: Lansdowne Road
Friday, 5 June at 7.30pm – Republic of Ireland v Italy, 1994 Fifa World Cup, group stage. Venue: Giants Stadium, New Jersey
Friday, 12 June at 7.30pm – Northern Ireland v Spain, 1982 Fifa World Cup, group stage. Venue: Estadio Luis Casanova, Valencia
Friday, 19 June at 7.30pm – Argentina v England, 1986 Fifa World Cup quarter final. Venue: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Friday, 26 June at 7.30pm – Argentina v West Germany, 1986 Fifa World Cup final. Venue: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City