Republic of Ireland fans are left disappointed after their team play a scoreless draw with Egypt.

The Republic of Ireland's second match at the 1990 World Cup was against Egypt at the La Favorita Stadium in Palermo, Sicily. A dull game ended in a draw with neither side able to score. 

Some disappointed Republic of Ireland supporters claim that Egypt never wanted to play football. Will the result dampen the spirits of the Irish? According to one fan, 

They'll be back, the bodhráns will be going, and they'll be singing, they will, and they will give it to the Dutch.

The Irish team were due to face the Netherlands in their next match in four days time.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 June 1990. The reporter is Colm murray.