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Republic of Ireland 2-1 Czech Republic

The Czech Republic were unbeaten in 20 matches, but the Republic of Ireland brought that run to an end and snatched the UFWC title. Leeds full-back Ian Harte scored the first goal from a free kick. Shay Given repelled several attacks, and when the Czechs finally broke through there was a hint of offside about Milan Baros’s equaliser. But the Irish fought back, and Robbie Keane grabbed a deserved last-gasp winner, his 19th goal for his country.