including the FIFA match report, list the attendance as around
Many commentators believe it was quite a bit higher, with estimates
ranging from 45,000 to 65,000
The match undoubtedly was played at Estádio
Rio de Janeiro, although two
sources mistakenly have it in Porto Alegre [Cantor; World Cup 98 Online website].
times given for the goals also vary widely, ranging from 27 to 39 minutes
for Mortensen’s and 51 to 70 minutes for Mannion’s.
We have used the times from the FIFA match report, which are the same as
or within a minute of the times given in the vast majority of the
lineup: Some sources,
including the FIFA match report, have Mortensen playing inside right and Mannion
inside left, including the FIFA match report.
Leatherdale’s authoritative work on England’s World Cup
history notes that Mortensen
switched to inside right from inside left only for England’s last
World Cup 1950 match against Spain, when Mannion was left out and Eddie
Baily brought in. Both the latest
Football Association yearbooks and Rothman's Book of Football Records
also have Mannion at inside right and Mortensen at inside left. We
have followed them.
lineup: Many European sources, including the FIFA match report,
have Arturo Farias as right back and Fernando Roldán as right half. The exception is the lineup
appearing in the World Cup history on La Gazzetta dello Sport website,
which has Roldán as right back and Farias as right half. This
coincides with the positions attributed to Chile squad members by South
American sources; Roldán was a fullback and Farias a halfback.
We have followed them, although the matter is not free of doubt.
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