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Thursday, 28 September 1961
World Cup 1962 UEFA Group Six Qualification Match

England 4 Luxembourg 1 [3-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Luxembourg Squad

Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, Islington, County of London
Attendance: 33,409;
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST

England - Ray Pointer (35), Dennis Viollet (37), Bobby Charlton (45, 78)
Luxembourg - Camille Dimmer (69)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials from Belgium

England

Type

Luxembourg

Referee (-) - G. Versyp
x (-).

Linesmen - G.T. Powell, Newport, Wales, and W.B. Jones, Glasgow, Scotland.

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th to 6th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Jimmy Armfield, first captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 48 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
125th match, W 71 - D 29 - L 25 - F 356 - A 182, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 26 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 14 24 GA
2 Armfield     RB      
3 McNeil, Michael 21 7 February 1940 LB Middlesbrough FC 9 0
4 Robson, Robert W. 28 18 February 1933 RHB West Bromwich Albion FC 16 4
5 Swan, Peter 24 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 13 0
6 Flowers     LHB      
7 Douglas     OR      
8 Fantham     IR      
9 Pointer, Raymond 24 10 October 1936 CF Burnley FC 1 1
10 Viollet, Dennis S. 26 20 September 1933 IL Manchester United FC 2 1
11 Charlton     OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Viollet replaced Johnny Haynes at inside-left.
 
2-3-5 Springett -
Armfield, McNeil -
Robson, Swan, Flowers -
Douglas, Fantham, Pointer, Viollet, Charlton

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Luxembourg Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 118th
Colours: Red jerseys, white shorts, blue socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Luxembourg Lineup
  Steffen, Paul     G Jeunesse Esch   GA
2 Brenner, Ernst     RB Stade Dudelange    
3 Hoffmann, Jeannot     LB Aris Bonnevoie    
4 Zambon, Jules     RHB Alliance Dudelange    
5 Brosius, Fernand     CHB Spora Luxembourg    
6 Konter, Francois     LHB Chiers Rodange    
7 Dimmer, Camille     OR Crossing Molenbeck    
8 Cirelli, Henri     IR Alliance Dudelange    
9 Hoffman, Nicholas     CF Aris Bonnevoie    
10 Schneider, Rene     IL The National Schifflange    
11 Schmit, Ady     OL Fola Esch    
Luxembourg Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
2-3-5 Steffen -
Brenner, J.Hoffmann -
Zambon, Brosius, Konter -
Dimmer, Cirelli, N.Hoffmann, Scheider, Schmit.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

With Greaves and Hitchens otherwise engaged in Italy and Haynes injured, Johnny Fantham, Ray Pointer and Dennis Vioilett teamed up together for the first time in this World Cup qualifier. It was a combination that struggled to get into gear against the part-timers of Luxemburg, who had been swamped 9-0 in the first meeting. The Highbury crowd continually booed and slow-handclapped England, but they were finally silenced by two long-range goals from Charlton - one from his left foot and the other from his right. The following month the same Luxemburg team caused one of the greatest of all upsets in the World Cup qualifying rounds when they beat Portugal 4-2.

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