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2006 World Cup Qualifiers - Appearances Made and Goals Scored

In Group 4 of the 2006 World Cup qualifiers the Irish team was drawn with France, Switzerland, Israel, Cyprus and the Faroe Islands. This was the first, and last, full qualification campaign for Brian Kerr as Republic of Ireland manager. Although Ireland finished just three points behind group winners France the team ended fourth in the group behind Israel, Switzerland, and the French.

A 0 - 1 home defeat to France, courtesy of a second half goal from Thierry Henry, effectively ended the Irish challenge to qualify for the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany. The FAI's answer to what was widely viewed as a passionless campaign by the Irish team was to replace Brian Kerr with former Irish international Stephen Staunton.

Irish Player Appearances in World Cup 2006 Qualifiers

Brian Kerr used 23 different Irish players in ten matches during the 2006 World Cup qualifiers. The following players appeared for the Republic of Ireland during the 2006 World Cup qualification campaign matches.

Shay Given
Kevin Kilbane
Kenny Cunningham
John O'Shea
Damien Duff
Robbie Keane
Stephen Carr
Clinton Morrison
Andy Reid
Andy O'Brien
Roy Keane
Steve Finnan
Gary Doherty
Ian Harte
Matt Holland
Graham Kavanagh
Richard Dunne
Stephen Elliott
Steven Reid
Alan Maybury
Alan Lee
David Connolly
Liam Miller

Irish Goal Scorers During World Cup 2006 Qualifiers

The following players scored goals for the Republic of Ireland during the 2006 World Cup qualification campaign matches.

Goals Scored
Roy Keane
Clinton Morrison
Ian Harte
Stephen Elliott
Andy Reid
Kevin Kilbane

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