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Sunday, 21 May 1961
Campeonato Mundial de Futbol Copa Jules Rimet UEFA Group Six Qualification Match

Portugal 1 England 1 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Portugal Squad
England Squad

Estadio Nacional, Oeiras, Lisboa
Attendance:
65,000;
Kick-off: 4.00pm BST

Portugal - José Âguas (59)
England - Ron Flowers (81)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials

Portugal

Type

England

Referee (-) - Pietro Bonnetto
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Portugal Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 28th to 27th
Colours: Maroon jerseys, green shorts, green socks
Capt:   Manager: Armando Ferreira
Portugal Lineup
  Pereira, Alberto da Costa 31 23 December 1929 G Sport Lisboa e Benfica 9 13ᵍᵃ
2 Lino, Mário Goulart     RB      
3 Conceição, Hilário da     LB      
4 Mendes, Fernando     RHB      
5 Figueiredo, Germano de     CHB      
6 Cruz, Fernando     LHB      
7 Augusto, José     OR      
8 Santana     IR      
9 de Carvalho Santos Águas, José Pinto 30 9 November 1930
born in Angola
CF Sport Lisboa e Benfica 21 11
10 Coluna, Mário     IL      
11 Cavém, Domiciano     OL      

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, ninth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 48 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
122nd match, W 69 - D 29 - L 24 - F 348 - A 176, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 25 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 11 18ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James     RB Blackpool FC 15 0
3 McNeil, Michael 21 7 February 1940 LB Middlesbrough FC 7 0
4 Robson, Robert W. 28 18 February 1933 RHB West Bromwich Albion FC 14 4
5 Swan, Peter 24 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 10 0
6 Flowers, Ronald 26 28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 22 4
7 Douglas, Bryan     OR Blackburn Rovers FC 21 5
8 Greaves, James     IR Chelsea FC 13 13
9 Smith, Robert A. 28 22 February 1933 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 6 8
10 Haynes, John N. 26 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 43 18
11 Charlton, Robert     OL Manchester United FC 25 21

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A mix-up between goalkeeper Ron Springett and Bobby Robson let Portugal in for the first goal of the match just after half-time in a World Cup qualifier played in extreme heat. Ron Flowers crashed in the vital equalizer nine minutes from the end with a free-kick that took a slight deflection on the way into the net. The Portuguese side was adorned with eight players from the exceptional Benfica team, including magnificent goalkeeper Costa Pereira who pulled off a series of stunning saves to prevent England from getting the victory their more enterprising play deserved. Skipper Johnny Haynes was once again the main inspiration with his precise passes from a midfield command post.

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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