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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra

 


356 vs. Scotland
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358 vs. Peru

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;
Kick-off: 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, Gerry Hitchens, John Connelly
Switzerland - A. Allemann
Results 1960-1965

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Switzerland

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 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 director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
131st match, W 74 - D 31 - L 26 - F 366 - A 188, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 26 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 20 30 GA
2       RB      
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
5 Swan, Peter 25 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 19 0
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
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       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Switzerland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 28th
Colours: Red jerseys, white shorts, white socks
Capt:   Manager: Karl Rappan (born in Austria), reappointed March 1960.
Switzerland Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Switzerland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    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

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