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28.05.1955 at 00:00 Vorkspark Stadium, Hamburg Attendance: 50000
Germany 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland
Referee: Van Der Meer (Holland) Friendly-match

Goalscorers
Waldner, 13,
Mai,62
Sean Fallon (67)
Opening squads
Kubsch,
Retter,
Erhardt,
Schlienz,
Hoffman,
Mai,
Waldner,
Weilbacher,
Biesinger,
Rohrig,
Schafer
Jimmy O'Neill
Don Donovan
Sean Fallon
Joseph Lawler
Eddie Gannon
Con Martin
Arthur Fitzsimons
Tommy Eglington
Peter Farrell
Johnny Gavin
George Cummins
Substitutes
Substitutions
None None.
Yellow cards
None None.
Red cards
None None.
Match report


Pictures from the match
Match 64
Saturday, May 28th, 1955

Statto:
Peter Farrell's 25th International; Jimmy O'Neill's 10th Cap

West Germany 2 (Waldner, Mai)
Republic of Ireland 1 (Fallon)

West Germany as World Champions played like champions and should have won by a bigger margin.

The German papers lauded the goalkeeping display of O'Neill, the "Big Stopper" Martin and the technical skill of Fitzsimons"

Germany had excellent playes in "wing halves" Schlienz the one armed German right half and Mai.

Germany went in front after 14 minutes through Waldner and increased their lead after 62 minutes with a goal by Mai.

Ireland pulled a goal back through a Sean Fallon scrambled effort in the 67th minute.

Ireland had an opportnity in the dying minutes to get an undeserved equaliser but a fine tackle by Schlienz prevented Cummins from scoring.

The papers at the time were lamenting the fact that the dropped O'Farrell was sorely missed and had O'Farrell been brought on at half time that we could have won the game.

Ireland: Jimmy O'Neill (Everton), Don Donovan (Everton), Joseph Lawler (Fulham), Eddie Gannon (Shelbourne), Con Martin (Aston Villa) capt, Peter Farrell (Everton), Johnny Gavin (Tottenham), George Cummins (Luton Town), Sean Fallon (Glasgow Celtic), Arthur Fitzsimons (Middlesbrough), Tommy Eglington (Everton)

Germany: Kubsch, Retter, Erhardt, Schlienz, Hoffmann, Mai, Waldner, Weilbacher, Biesinger, Rohrig, Schafer
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