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321 vs. USSR

Sunday, 11 May 1958
End-of-Season Pre-World Cup European Tour

Yugoslavia 5 England 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Yugoslavia Squad
England Squad

Stadion Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija, Beograd
Attendance: 58,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

Yugoslavia - Milutinović, Petaković (3), Veselinović
Results 1955-1960

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Yugoslavia

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Yugoslavia Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 11th to 10th
Colours: Blue jerseys, white shorts, red socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Yugoslavia Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Yugoslavia Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 3rd to 4th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Billy Wright, 76th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 45 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
94th match, W 59 - D 18 - L 17 - F 270 - A 131, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Hopkinson, Edward 22 29 October 1935 G Bolton Wanderers FC 6 9 GA
2 Howe, Donald 22 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 6 0
3 Langley, E. James 29 7 February 1929 LB Fulham FC 3 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 23 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 20 0
5 Wright, William A. 34 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

91 3
6 Slater, William J. 31 29 April 1927 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 5 0
7       OR      
8       IR      
9 Kevan, Derek T. 23 6 March 1935 CF West Bromwich Albion FC 6 3
10 Haynes, John N. 23 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 19 8
11 Finney, Thomas 36 5 April 1922 OL

Preston North End FC

72 28
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 56th consecutive match.
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

All the confidence and cohesion built up in the England team pre-Munich had disappeared, and they found this World Cup warm-up match in Belgrade too hot to handle in more ways than one. The game was played in a heat wave with temperatures in the high nineties, and three of the Yugoslav goals came in the last ten minutes with several of the England players close to exhaustion. The match was a personal nightmare for Jim Langley, who was run ragged by three-goal right winger Petacavic. It was a particularly testing trip for Bobby Charlton. He was back in Belgrade where the Busby Babes had played their final match. The last leg of the flight had meant landing at and taking off  from Munich. It was a defeat that underlined just how much England had gone back since the Munich air crash. They were disjointed and totally lacking any sort of team pattern. If anything, the final scoreline flattered England and it did severe damage to their confidence with the World Cup finals so close.

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