07th April – Today In Our Footballing History

07/04/1965 Rotterdam Netherlands 0-0

Pat Jennings, Jimmy Magill, Alex Elder, Martin Harvey, Terry Neill, John Parke, Johnny Crossan, Willie Irvine, Jimmy Nicholson, Bobby Braithwaite, George Best

The Times – Thursday 8th April

ROTTERDAM, April 7. – Netherlands and Northern Ireland drew in their World Cup qualifying match here tonight…

The Dutch left wing of Groot and Moulijn were proving troublesome to the Irishmen. Several times they earned applause for some neat approach work and Neill was prominent in breaking up a series of raids begun by them…

HOLLAND and NORTHERN IRELAND stay joint-top of Group Five

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The Dutch team had the better chances including a powerful drive by Pierre Kerkhoffs (Lausanne Sport) which struck the crossbar on 65 minutes.

Northern Ireland Draw

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April, 1965. George Best training with his Northern Ireland teammates (Johnny Crossan) outside De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, the day before their World Cup qualifying match with the Netherlands.




Northern Ireland Footballing Greats



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