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352 vs. Wales
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354 vs. Northern Ireland

Wednesday, 25 October 1961
World Cup 1962 UEFA Group Six Qualification Match

England 2 Portugal 0 [2-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Portugal Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 100,000; Receipts: £52,500;
Kick-off: 2.30pm GMT
Live on BBC (England) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - John Connelly, Ray Pointer
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Portugal

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  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, white socks with red/white/blue tops.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, thirteenth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 48 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
127th match, W 72 - D 30 - L 25 - F 359 - A 183, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 26 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 16 25 GA
2       RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 26 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 6 0
4 Robson, Robert W. 28 18 February 1933 RHB West Bromwich Albion FC 18 4
5 Swan, Peter 25 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 15 0
6 Flowers, Ronald 27 28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 27 4
7       OR      
8       IR      
9 Pointer, Raymond 25 10 October 1936 CF Burnley FC 3 2
10 Haynes, John N. 27 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 47 18
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Portugal Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 42nd
Colours: Maroon jerseys, green shorts, green socks
Capt:   Manager:  
Portugal Lineup
  Pereira, Alberto da Costa 31 23 December 1929 G Sport Lisboa e Benfica 12 21 GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9  de Carvalho Santos Águas, José Pinto 30 9 November 1930
born in Angola
CF Sport Lisboa e Benfica 24 11
10       IL      
11       OL      
Portugal Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Portugal needed to win to qualify for the World Cup finals ahead of England, but their hopes died as John Connelly and Ray Pointer scored a goal each inside the first 10 minutes. Eusebio, the new shooting star of Benfica, rattled the England woodwork with two shots in the closing stages. The near 100,000 crowd produced what were record Wembley receipts of £52,500. England had booked their tickets to the World Cup finals in Chile, but they had lost much of the power and rhythm that had made them such an impressive force six months earlier, and the selectors again started to tinker with the team. Jimmy Greaves, having a miserable time with AC Milan in Italy, was notable by his absence.

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