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Wednesday, 9 May 1962
International Friendly Match

England 3 Switzerland 1 [3-1]

Match Summary
England Squad
Switzerland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 35,000;
Winterbottom surpasses three million supporters at the Stadium
3.00pm BST
Second half live on ITV (
Anglia, ATV, Border, Grampian, Granada, Rediffusion, Southern Television and Tyne Tees) - Commentator: Gerry Loftus

England - Ron Flowers (20), Gerry Hitchens (21), John Connelly (34)
Switzerland - Toni Allemann (30)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - Daniel María Zariquiiegui Izco
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Linesmen - tbc

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th
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, seventeenth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 49 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
131st match, W 74 - D 31 - L 26 - F 366 - A 188, one abandoned
Winterbottom's 25th victory at the Empire Stadium
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 26 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 20 30ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James     RB Blackpool FC 24 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 27 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 10 0
4 Robson, Robert W. 29 18 February 1933 RHB West Bromwich Albion FC 20 4
final app 1957-62
5 Swan, Peter 25 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 19 0
final app 1960-62
6 Flowers, Ronald 27 28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 31 6
7 Connelly, John     OR Burnley FC 8 2
8 Greaves, James     IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 16
9 Hitchens, Gerald A. 27 8 October 1934 CF FC Internazionale Milano, Italy 4 4
10 Haynes, John N. 27 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 51 18
11 Charlton, Robert     OL Manchester United FC 34 24

unused substitutes:



England equal a record set in 1957 of ten matches unbeaten at the Empire Stadium.
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Switzerland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 28th
Colours: Red jerseys, white shorts, white socks
Capt: Heinz Schneiter Manager: Karl Rappan (born in Austria), reappointed March 1960.
Switzerland Lineup
  Permunian, Antonio, off 46th min.     G     GA
2 Rösch, Peter     RB      
3 Tacchella, Ely     LB      
4 Grobéty, André     RHB      
5 Schneiter, Heinz     CHB      
6 Weber, Hans     LHB      
7 Antenen, Charles     OR      
8 Vonlanthen, Roger     IR      
9 Eschmann, Norbert     CF      
10 Allemann, Anton     IL      
11 Dürr, Richard     OL      
Switzerland Substitutes
  Stettler, Kurt, on 46th min. for Permunian            

unused substitutes:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Only a series of stunning saves by Ron Springett saved England from defeat after they had swept to a 3-1 lead in the first half hour with goals from Ron Flowers, Gerry Hitchens and John Connelly. Hitchens and Greaves smacked shots against the woodwork, but England became caught in the clutches of complacency and the Swiss staged a second-half revival that brought the best out of Springett. The major concern for England - with the World Cup finals looming - was that the 'Dynamic Duo' of Johnny Haynes and Bobby Robson had lost their powers of command. Suddenly, the shadow of the selectors' axe hung over Robson, who had given a procession of brilliant performances during the peak moments of his 20-cap career. Now a new young player was challenging for his place. His name: Bobby Moore.

Source Notes

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