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Shamrock Rovers XI V Brazil 1973 January 15, 2013

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Ireland, Irish History, Sport.
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Forty years ago ,  Brazil, the 1970 World Cup winners visit Dublin for a historic friendly match against a team composed of players from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Unable to officially call themselves an “All-Ireland” team, the Irish side takes on the moniker of “Shamrock Rovers XI” All Ireland selection lined out in Shamrock Rovers colours to play the then world champions Brazil in Lansdowne Road.

Brazil won 4-3

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1. Joe - January 15, 2013

I was there!

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Dr.Nightdub - January 15, 2013

Me too, first match my da ever brought me too. What a way to start going to games.

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2. Joe - January 15, 2013

Didn’t Santos come over for a game around that time too? So long ago it’s all mixed up in my head.

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Joe - January 15, 2013

Yes Joe. Santos played a Bohs/Drums selection in Dalyer in February 1972. Santos won 3-2 and Pele played the full 90 minutes but didn’t shine. He didn’t play in the other game due to injury or the fact that he stopped playing for Brazil in 1971. *Some of this info came from a politics.ie thread.

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