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Sunday, 25 June 1950
World Cup 1950 Finals First Phase Pool Two, Match One/Two

England 2 Chile 0 [1-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Chile Squad

Team Records
 

 

The Three Lions World Cup Finals squad Pre-Chile June 1950
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club starts sub App G Capt
Aston, John 3 September 1921 28 LB Manchester United FC 14 0 14 0 0
Baily, Edward F. 6 August 1925 24 IL Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0 0 0
Bentley, T.F. Roy 17 May 1924 26 CF Chelsea FC 4 0 4 1 0
Cockburn, Henry

14 September 1921

28 LHB Manchester United FC 10 0 10 1 0
Dickinson, James W. 24 April 1924 26 L/RHB Portsmouth FC 7 0 7 0 0
Ditchburn, Edwin G.

24 October 1921

28 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0 2 3 GA 0
Eckersley, William 16 July 1925 24 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 0 0 0 0 0
Finney, Thomas 5 April 1922 28 OR

Preston North End FC

25 0 25 18 0
Hughes, Laurie 2 March 1924 26 CHB Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 0
Mannion, Wilfred J. 16 May 1918 32 IL Middlesbrough FC 19 0 19 9 0
Matthews, Stanley 1 February 1915 35 OR Blackpool FC 30 0 30 10 0
Milburn, John E.T. 11 May 1924 26 CF Newcastle United FC 7 0 7 6 0
Mortensen, Stanley H. 26 May 1921 29 IR Blackpool FC 18 0 18 19 0
Mullen, James 6 January 1923 27 OL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 1 4 2 0
Nicholson, William E. 26 January 1919 31 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0 0 0
Ramsey, Alfred E. 22 January 1920 30 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 5 0 5 0 0
Scott, Lawrence 23 April 1917 33 RB

Arsenal FC

17 0 17 0 0
Taylor, James G. 5 November 1917 32 CHB Fulham FC 0 0 0 0 0
Watson, Willie 7 March 1920 30 LHB Sunderland AFC 2 0 2 0 0
Williams, Bert F. 31 January 1920 29 G

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

7 0 7 8 GA 0
Wright, William A. 6 February 1924 25 RHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

29 0 29 2 14

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the seventh of the 1949-50 season, against Belgium on 18 May 1950.

Diary

Monday, 22 May 1950 - In Rio de Janeiro, England have been drawn to play against Spain, United States and Chile in the World Cup finals next month, they will be based in Belo Horizonte.

Tuesday, 23 May 1950 - The selectors have sprung no real surprises in choosing the 21 footballers who will represent England in the World Cup finals. The party leaves by air for Brazil on June 19. All but one of the A team which toured the continent, plus Laurie Hughes who had withdrew from the side, have been picked. The absentee is Bill Jones. Members of B side, which faired indifferently on the Continent, who find places are Eddie Baily, Laurie Scott, Bill Eckersley, Willie Watson and Bill Nicholson. The inclusion of Stan Matthews will be welcomed, particularly in Brazil, where his reputation is well known. He is at present with the FA touring team in Canada, along with Jim Taylor, who is the only member of the Rio party who has not appeared in international football, he is the Football Association's attempt to solve the centre-half problem caused by the departure of Neil Franklin. John Aston and Henry Cockburn are with Manchester United in USA.

Monday, 29 May 1950 - The World Cup finals timetable have been released in Rio. England will play Chile on 25 June, then face USA on 29 June and finally, will play Spain on 2 July.

Monday, 12 June 1950
- Seventeen of the 21 footballers who leave England next Monday assembled in Dulwich Hamlet today for three days of light traning and tactical discussions.
The four missing are Matthews, Taylor, Aston and Cockburn.
This afternoon, the players were fitted out with tropical suits. Tomorrow and Wednesday, they will train on the reserve pitch at Dulwich Hamlet's ground, before going to Ascot races and an ice show later in the day. AFter training on Thursday, they will leave for home, reporting back on Sunday.

Friday, 16 June 1950 - Sir Stanley Rous, Secrtary of the FA, and his associate, Arthur Drewry, Chairman of the Selection Committee, arrive in Buenos Aires to arrange for an Argentine team to tour England during next years Festival of Britain. They will then fly to Rio to meet up with the rest of the party.

Monday, 19 June 1950 - Seventeen players, Wlater Winterbottom, trainers Jimmy Trotter and Bill Riddings and four referees, Reg Leafe, George Reader, Arthur Ellis and George Mitchell, are all on the plane bound for Rio. Their flight was delayed by ninety minutes due to head winds, before heading to the Luxor Hotel in Copacabana.

Thursday, 22 June 1950 - England's footballers
performed well in a stiff work-out under a fierce sun in Botofogo. Half an hour of the practice as devoted to an eight a side match between the probable defence and attack. The forwards moved well in the steamy conditions and were continually changing positions. All the players left the field in fine condition. Stanley Matthews and Jim Taylor arrive from New York.

Friday, 23 June 1950 - England have dropped Jackie Milburn for their first World Cup match against Chile. In his place comes Jimmy Mullen. Milburn is being considered as a reserve centre-forward, not a winger. The England team resumed training in Botofogo before visiting the brand new purpose bulit stadium in the Maracana area.



England Form: last six games
W W W W W W   f 25:a success: 100%
250 15 October 1949 - Wales 1 England 4 [0-3]
Ninian Park, Cardiff (61,079)
Griffiths
Milburn (3), Mortensen
BC/
WCP
AW
251 16 November 1949 - England 9 Ireland 2 [4-0]
Maine Road, Manchester (69,472)
Rowley (4), J.Froggatt, Pearson (2), Mortensen (2)
Smyth, Brennan
HW
252 30 November 1950 - England 2 Italy 0 [0-0]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham (71,797)
Rowley, Wright Fr HW
253 15 April 1950 - Scotland 0 England 1 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Glasgow (133,250)
Bentley BC/
WCP
AW
254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5 [0-3]
Estádio Nacional, Lisboa (70,000)
David (2), Vasques
Finney (4),
Mortensen
tour AW
255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4 [1-0]
Stade du Heysel, Bruxelles (55,750)
Mermans
Mullen, Mortensen, Mannion, Bentley
AW

Notes

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PY/CG