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Thursday, 7 June 1962
World Cup 1962 Finals First Phase Group 4, Match Six

Bulgaria 0 England 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Bulgaria Squad
England Squad

Estadio Braden Copper Company, Rancagua, VI Región del Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, Chile
Attendance: 5,700;
Kick-off: 3.00pm CLT, 8.00pm BST
Delayed coverage on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

 
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials

Bulgaria

Type

England

Referee (-) - Antoine Blavier
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Bulgaria Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 22nd to 21st
Colours: White jerseys, white shorts, white socks.
Capt:   Manager: Georgi Pachedzhiev
Bulgaria Lineup
  Naydenoc, Georgi     G     GA
12 Zhechev, Dobromir     RB      
3 Dimitrov, Ivan     LB      
13 Velichkov, Petar     RHB      
5 Kostov, Dimitar     CHB      
6 Kovachev, Nikola     LHB      
16 Kostov, Aleksandar     OR      
8 Dimov, Dimitar     IR      
15 Asparuhov, Georgi     CF      
10 Kolev, Ivan     IL      
19 Dermendzhiev, Dinko     OL      

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th to 7th
Colours: The 1962 Bukta away uniform - Red v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, red shorts, red socks.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, twentieth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 49 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
135th match, W 76 - D 32 - L 27 - F 374 - A 191, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 26 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 24 33ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James     RB Blackpool FC 28 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 27 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 14 0
16 Moore, Robert F.C. 21 12 April 1941 RHB West Ham United FC 4 0
15 Norman, Maurice 28 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 0
6 Flowers, Ronald 27 28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 35 9
17 Douglas, Bryan     OR Blackburn Rovers FC 32 6
8 Greaves, James     IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 21 20
19 Peacock, Alan 24 29 October 1937 CF Middlesbrough FC 2 0
10 Haynes, John N. 27 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 55 18
11 Charlton, Robert     OL Manchester United FC 38 25

unused substitutes:

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- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

This was without question the most boring, sterile match England had ever contested. They needed only a draw to qualify for the quarter-finals ahead of Argentina, and as Bulgaria showed no inclination to win the match England were content to sit back and make sure they made no mistakes. The result was that the ball hardly left the midfield area and neither goalkeeper was tested. A crowd of barely 6,000 watched the non-event, most of them Argentineans willing the Bulgarians to win, because it would have meant their team progressing through to the quarter-finals. But the Bulgarians did not manage a single serious goal attempt, and England were little better. It did little to raise hopes for the next match against defending world champions Brazil.

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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