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England National Football Team Match No. 256

Sunday, 25 June 1950

England 2 Chile 0 [1-0]

Chile Pre-Match

 

George Robledo was born in Chile of a Chilean father and Yorkshire mother, but grew up in England to become a fine goalscorer for Barnsley and Newcastle United.  Chile recruited him for the World Cup 1950 finals, and George became Jorge although he did not speak Spanish.  When he hit the post against England, one of his opponents reputedly said, "Steady, George, you're not playing for Newcastle now, you know."  At the end of his contract with Newcastle in 1953, Robledo returned to Chile and eventually served as the national side's coach.  He scored 127 goals in 251 Football League matches, led the old First Division with 33 goals in the 1951-52 season, won F.A. Cup winners medals with Newcastle in 1951 and 1952 and scored the only goal in the 1952 Cup Final.  He died in 1989.

 

Chile Squad

Player

Birthdate

Club

Pos

App

G

Alvarez, Manuel - CD Universidad Catolica - - -
Busquets, Miguel - CF Universidad de Chile - - -
Campos Quiros, Fernando - CSD Colo Colo - - -
Carvallo, Hernán Castro - CD Universidad Catolica - - -
Cremaschi, Atilio - Club Union Espanola - - -
Diaz Zambrano, Guillermo - CD Santiago Wanderers - - -
Farias, Arturo - CSD Colo Colo - - -
Flores, Miguel - CF Universidad de Chile - - -
Ibáñez, Carlos - CD Magallanes - - -
Infante-Bencolet, Raymundo - CD Universidad Catolica - - -
Livingstone, Sergio Roberto - CD Universidad Catolica - - -

Player

Birthdate

Club

Pos

App

G

Machuca Berrios, Manuel - CSD Colo Colo - - -
Mayanés, Luis Lindorfo - CF Universidad de Chile - - -
Muñoz, Manuel - CSD Colo Colo - - -
Prieto, Andrés - CD Universidad Catolica - - -

Quitral-Encina, Rene

-

CD Santiago Wanderers

-

-

-

Riera, Fernando - CD Universidad Catolica - - -
Robledo, Jorge Oliver 14-Apr-1926 Newcastle United FC, England CF - -
Rojas, Carlos Rodolfo - Club Union Espanola - - -
Roldán, Fernando - CD Universidad Catolica - - -
Saez-Alvárez, Osvaldo - CSD Colo Colo - - -

Urroz-Martinez, Francisco

-

CSD Colo Colo

-

-

-

Notes

[To come.]

Chile Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
90 06-Apr-1949 Bolivia São Paulo, Brazil SAC 2 3 NL -
91 13-Apr-1949 Brazil São Paulo, Brazil SAC 1 2 AL -
92 17-Apr-1949 Ecuador Rio de Janeiro, Brazil SAC 1 0 NW -
93 20-Apr-1949 Colombia Rio de Janeiro, Brazil SAC 1 1 ND -
94 27-Apr-1949 Paraguay São Paulo, Brazil SAC 2 4 NL -
95 30-Apr-1949 Peru São Paulo, Brazil SAC 0 3 NL -
96 08-May-1949 Uruguay Belo Horizonte, Brazil SAC 3 1 NW -


Chile finished level with Uruguay at 5th in the South American Championship of 1949, behind Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Bolivia and ahead of Ecuador and Colombia.

97 26-Feb-1950 Bolivia La Paz F 0 2 AL -
98 12-Mar-1950 Bolivia Santiago F 5 0 HW -
99 07-Apr-1950 Uruguay Santiago F 1 5 HL -
100 09-Apr-1950 Uruguay Santiago F 2 1 HW -

Notes

Chile and Bolivia qualified for the World Cup 1950 final tournament from Group 7 when the third team in the group, Argentina, withdrew from the competition.  Bolivia and Chile played two home and away games in February and March, 1950.  Miguel Angel Bestard records them as "World Cup eliminator" matches in the list of Chile's results in his International Football in South America 1901-1991 (1992), which would seem to indicate they were played before Argentina's withdrawal.  And the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistical Foundation Archive's list of results in games between Bolivia and Chile describes them as "World Cup Qualifying" matches.  FIFA does not, however, include these games among the World Cup preliminary matches played by either country, and the authoritative World Cup histories do not mention them either, stating simply that Bolivia and Chile qualified when Argentina withdrew.  Other Chile results lists do not describe them as World Cup qualifying matches.  We have therefore recorded these two matches as friendlies.