On This Day

On This World Cup Day - June 5

June 5, 2010
By Cris Freddi
2002

Steve Staunton became the first player to win 100 caps for the Republic of Ireland as they took on Germany in their second group match. For a long time, it looked as if Staunton would have to enjoy the landmark without relishing the result. After drawing their first match in the group, the Republic were about to lose this one. Germany's Miroslav Klose had headed three goals against Saudi Arabia and now headed another one before celebrating with a forward somersault.

Ireland ...

Read more

ESPN Conversations