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Sunday, 15 May 1955
End-of-Season Tour Match

France 1 England 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
France Squad
England Squad

Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, Île-de-France
Attendance: 54,696;
Kick-off: tbc BST

France - Raymond Kopa (penalty 37)
Results 1950-1955

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

France

Type

England

Referee (-) - Emil Schmetzer
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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France Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 13th to 11th
Colours: Blue collared jerseys, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Roger Marche Manager: Team chosen by the Selection Committee.
France Lineup
  Remetter, François 26 8 August 1928 G FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 11 13 GA
2 Bieganski, Guilhem 22 3 November 1932 RB Lille Olympique SC 4 0
3 Marche, Roger 31 5 March 1924 LB RC de Paris 43 0
4 Penverne, Armand 28 26 November 1926 RHB Stade de Reims 15 2
5 Jonquet, Robert 30 3 May 1925 CHB Stade de Reims 32 0
6 Louis, Xercès 28 31 October 1926 LHB RC de Lens 5 0
7 Ujlaki, Joseph 25 10 October 1929
born in Budapest, Hungary
OR OGC Nice Côte d'Azur 12 7
8 Glovacki, Léon 27 19 February 1928 IR Stade de Reims 7 3
9 Kopaczewski, Raymond 23 13 October 1931 CF Stade de Reims 19 11
10 Bliard, René 22 18 November 1932 IL Stade de Reims 2 0
11 Vincent, Jean 24 29 November 1930 OL Lille Olympique SC 9 6

reserves:

Paul Sinibaldi (Stade de Reims), René Pleimelding (Toulouse FC) and Abderrahman Mahjoub (RC de Paris).

team notes:

Roger Marche played for France against England back in May 1947, when he was winning his second cap.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue rayon shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, 51st captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 42 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
69th match, W 43 - D 13 - L 13 - F 202 - A 101, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Williams, Bert F. 35 31 January 1920 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 21 28 GA
2 Sillett, R. Peter T. 22 1 February 1933 RB Chelsea FC 1 0
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5 Wright, William A. 31 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

66 3
6 Edwards, Duncan 18 1 October 1936 LHB Manchester United FC 2 0
7 Matthews, Stanley 40 1 February 1915 OR Blackpool FC 43 10
8 Revie, Donald G. 27 10 July 1927 IR Manchester City FC 3 2
9 Lofthouse, Nathaniel 29 27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 24 25
10 Wilshaw, Dennis J. 29 11 March 1926 IL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 5 7
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Peter Sillett, making his debut at right-back, conceded the thirty-sixth minute penalty from which the great Raymond Kopa scored the winning goal for France. Just a month earlier Sillett's penalty goal against Wolves had virtually clinched the League championship for Chelsea, and forced Wolves into settling for runners-up place. Ron Flowers, making his debut alongside his Wolves skipper Billy Wright, had to wait three years for his second cap and then won forty in a row - an unbroken sequence beaten only by Billy's seventy consecutive appearances. The nearest England came to scoring was when Frank Blunstone was unceremoniously pulled down as he shaped to shoot. England appeals for a penalty were turned down, while the German referee had no hesitation in awarding the penalty to France for a less obvious foul by Sillett.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
FFF.fr
Allezlesbleus.free.fr

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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