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12.06.1996 at 00:00 Giants Stadium, New Jersey Attendance: 21322
Mexico 2 - 2 Republic of Ireland
Referee: Dominguez (USA) Tournament-match

Goalscorers
L Garcia 40 mins,70 mins(pen) David Connolly (44)
Davino (o.g.) (49)
Opening squads
Sanchez,
Suarez,
Davino,
del Olmo,
Villa,
Lara,
Sol,
R Garcia,
Alfaro,
L Garcia,
Palencia,
Packie Bonner
Curtis Fleming
Gary Breen
Liam Daish
Ian Harte
Alan Mc Loughlin
Dave Savage
Alan Moore
Mark Kennedy
Keith O'Neill
David Connolly
Substitutes
Terry Phelan
Substitutions
Abundis for Palencia 46 mins, Blanco for R Garcia 54 mins Terry Phelan -> Mark Kennedy (73)
Yellow cards
None None.
Red cards
None Liam Daish (57)
Match report
Wednesday, June 12th, 1996

International Tournament - US Cup

Republic of Ireland 2 (Connolly, Davino o.g.)
Mexico 2 (L Garcia 2, 1 pen.)

In a game marked by physical soccer, Mexico and Ireland played to a 2-2 tie in East Rutherford’s Giants Stadium. Mexico opened the scoring when Luis Garcia shot on frame in the 40th minute. Four minutes later, David Connolly, just beginning his national team career, evened the score. Five minutes later, Ireland went up on a Mexico own goal off Davino. However, Ireland would have two men sent off, Daish and Niall Quinn, as well as their manager Mick McCarthy and Luis Garcia would convert a 70th minute penalty to end the game at 2-2. The automatic one game suspension of McCarthy was overturned on appeal.

Ireland: Packie Bonner (Glasgow Celtic) capt, Curtis Fleming (Middlesbrough), Gary Breen (Birmingham City), Liam Daish (Coventry), Ian Harte (Leeds Utd), Mark Kennedy (Liverpool), Dave Savage (Millwall), Alan McLoughlin (Portsmouth), Alan Moore (Middlesbrough), Keith O'Neill (Norwich), David Connolly (Watford)

Subs: Terry Phelan (Chelsea) for Kennedy 73 mins

Sent off: Liam Daish, Niall Quinn, Mick McCarthy - McCarthy's red card rescinded on appeal

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Mexico: Sanchez, Suarez, Davino, del Olmo, Villa, Lara, Sol, R Garcia, Alfaro, L Garcia, Palencia

Subs: Abundis for Palencia 45 mins, Blanco for R Garcia 54 mins
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