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QPR'S WORLD CUP R'S

QPR's World Cup Rs

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20:00 12th June 2014

by @OfficialQPR

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup kicking off in Brazil we take a look at which QPR players have represented their country on the biggest stage whilst also with the R's ...

ONLY three QPR players have played at the World Cup finals whilst also turning out for the R’s at the same time.

Ahead of tonight’s kick-off of the 2014 tournament in Brazil, we take a look back at those former Rangers players who represented their countries on the biggest stage.

Terry FENWICK

Terry Fenwick

Tournament: Mexico ‘86

The tournament that will forever be remembered for Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal against England. Fenwick played in all but one of the Three Lions fixtures in Mexico, missing the round of 16 win against Paraguay. He also managed to pick up the English record for most yellow cards, three, in a single World Cup tournament. Fenwick was also noted for being passed by Maradona as the Argentinian scored the "Goal of the Century”.

Appearances:

Grp   03-06-86   Portugal   0-1
Grp   06-06-86   Morocco   0-0
Grp   11-06-86   Poland     3-0
QF    22-06-86   Argentina  1-2

Alan McDONALD

Alan McDonald

Tournament: Mexico ‘86

After emerging through a tough qualification group that included England, Romania and Turkey, McDonald’s Northern Ireland side were rewarded with being placed in arguably the most difficult group of the finals. Despite failing to get out of their group the Irish performed valiantly in the heat and for his performances in defence McDonald was named Northern Ireland captain following the conclusion of the tournament.

Appearances: 

Grp   03-06-86   Algeria   1-1
Grp   07-06-86   Spain     1-2
Grp   12-06-86   Brazil     0-3

Paul PARKER

Paul Parker

Tournament: Italia ‘90

Originally selected as back-up to Gary Stevens - following a poor display in England’s group opener against the Republic of Ireland – Parker was thrust into the starting line-up only 5 caps into his international career. He remained there, playing behind Chris Waddle as England progressed through their group and as far as the semi-finals, where they met West Germany. Two of the major incidents in that semi-final both involved Parker. Firstly Andreas Brehme’s free-kick deflected off Parker on its way into the back of the net before he sett up Gary Lineker for his equaliser and earning Bobby Robson’s side a penalty shoot-out. Parker was on the substitutes bench for England’s third v fourth play-off match against Italy but did make a fleeting appearance.

Appearances: 

Grp   16-06-90   Netherlands    0-0
Grp   21-06-90   Egypt             1-0
'16'   26-06-90   Belgium          1-0
QF    01-07-90   Cameron         3-2
SF    04-07-90   W.Germany     1-1 (lost 3-4 pens)
3v4   07-07-90   Italy              1-2

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