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Wednesday, 16 May 1956
End of Season Tour of Scandinavia Match

Sweden 0 England 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Sweden Squad
England Squad

Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län
Attendance: 38,000;
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST

 
Results 1955-1960

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Sweden

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Sweden Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 18th to 17th
Colours: Yellow jerseys, blue shorts, yellow socks.
Capt:   Coach:  
Sweden Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Sweden Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th to 7th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, navy blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, sixtieth captaincy Coach: Walter Winterbottom, 43 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
78th match, W 47 - D 16 - L 15 - F 222 - A 112, one abandoned
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England were lucky to escape with a draw in a match ruined by a near-gale force wind. Goalkeeper Reg Matthews made three stunning saves to stop the Swedes from getting the victory their superior approach play deserved. It was the first goalless draw in which England had been involved since the game in Denmark in 1948. In conditions that would have sent a yachtsman racing for the shelter of any port, Wright managed to stop England from sinking with a cultured performance in the middle of the defence. The wind was so strong that it was almost impossible to measure a pass. Players would push a pass upfield for the forwards and invariably it would get caught by the wind and be taken for a goal-kick. It was a frustrating and fruitless game for everybody.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
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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CG