Ireland's spell at USA '94 is most widely remembered for the actions of manager Jack Charlton in this group match against Mexico.
Ireland had picked up a win over Italy in their opener, elevating hopes of qualification from Group E. However, 65 minutes into their second match against Mexico, Ireland found themselves 2-0 down courtesy of two Luis Garcia goals.
The score and the intense summer sun of Florida ensured Irish tensions were already running high when Charlton was prevented from making a substitution by the fourth official. Intended substitute John Aldridge lost his temper and angrily launched a foul-mouthed tirade at the official, while Charlton took out his anger on the Fifa staff, earning himself a £15,000 fine and a touchline ban for Ireland's next match.
The Irish drew 0-0 with Norway to make the second round, where they were comfortably beaten 2-0 by a Bergkamp-inspired Holland.Reuse content