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Thursday, 14 May 1931
End-of-Season Tour Friendly Match

France 5 England 2 [3-1]
 

Match Summary
France Squad

England Squad

Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris
Attendance: 35,000;
Kick-off: tbc

England - Sammy Crooks (off the post 10), Tom Waring (71)
France - Lucien Laurent (lobbed the keeper, then shot high 15), Robert Mercier (18, 76), Marcel Langiller (29), Edmond Delfour (shot from a Langiller cross 57)
Results 1930-39

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

France

Type

England

Referee - John Langenus
Belgium

Linesmen - not known

According to the French Federation, this is the first time that the players swapped jersey's at the end of the match.

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France Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 35th to 33rd
Colours: Pale blue shirts and white shorts
Capt: Aléxis Thépot Selectors: Chosen by a Selection Committee
France Lineup
  Thépot, Aléxis 24 30 July 1906 G Red Star Olympique 20 50 GA
  Capelle, Marcel 26 11 December 1904 RB RC de France 9 0
  Mattler, Étienne 25 25 December 1905 LB FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 9 0
  Finot, Louis 21 8 July 1909 RH CA Paris 5 0
  Kauczar, Iosif 26 20 July 1904
born in Romania
CH Stade Raphaëlois 2 0
  Hornus, Pierre 23 1 February 1908 LH Stade Olympique Montpelliérain 2 0
  Libérati, Ernest 25 22 March 1906
born in Algeria
OR Amiens AC 9 1
Delfour, M. Edmond 23 1 November 1907 IR RC de France 14 4
Mercier, Robert 21 14 October 1909 CF Club Française 1 2
Laurent, Lucien 23 10 December 1907 IL FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 6 2
Langiller, Marcel 22 2 June 1908 OL Excelsior AC de Roubaix 14 4

reserves:

Guillard, Emile Scharwath, Augustin Chantrel and Pierre Korb.

team notes:

Marcel Cappele was a replacement for the Spanish-born Manuel Anatol at right-back
 
2-3-5 Thépot -
Capelle, Mattler -
Finot, Kauczar, Hornus -
Libérati, Delfour, Mercier, Laurent, Langiller

Averages:

Age 23.5 Appearances/Goals 8.3 0.7

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th to 7th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Alf Strange, first captaincy Selectors:
Trainer: Laurie Edwards (Derby County FC)
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 4 May 1931.
143rd match, W 91 - D 27 - L 25 - F 435 - A 162.
England Lineup
  Turner, Hugh 26 6 August 1904 G Huddersfield Town AFC 1 5 GA
  Cooper, Thomas 26 9 April 1905 RB Derby County FC 8 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 29 20 April 1902 LB Sheffield Wednesday FC 17 0
  Strange, Alfred H. 31 2 April 1900 RH Sheffield Wednesday FC 7 0
  Graham, Thomas 26 12 March 1905 CH Nottingham Forest FC 1 0
  Tate, Joseph T. 26 4 August 1904 LH Aston Villa FC 1 0
Crooks, Samuel D. 23 16 January 1908 OR Derby County FC 7 2
  Stephenson, George T. 30 3 September 1900 IR Sheffield Wednesday FC 3 2
Waring, Thomas 24 12 October 1906 CF Aston Villa FC 1 1
  Burgess, Harry 26 20 August 1904 IL Sheffield Wednesday FC 3 2
  Houghton, W. Eric 20 29 June 1910 OL Aston Villa FC 3 1

reserves:

Roy Goodall (Huddersfield Town AFC), Sam Cowan (Manchester City FC) and George Stephenson (Sheffield Wednesday FC).

team notes:

West Bromwich Albion FC's Joe Carter was the original named inside-right, his place going to Millwall FC's Harry Roberts, who was replaced on the day by reserve Stephenson.
 
2-3-5 Turner -
Cooper, Blenkinsop -
Strange, Graham, Tate -
Crooks, Stephenson, Waring, Burgess, Houghton.

Averages:

Age 26.1 Appearances/Goals 4.7 0.5

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

TheFA.com
AllezLesBleus.Fr
Rothmans
FFF.Fr
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