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Sunday, 16 May 1965
End of Season Tour Match

Sweden 1 England 2 [1-1]

Match Summary
Sweden Squad
England Squad

Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg
Attendance: 18,975;
Kick-off: 4.00pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

Sweden - Leif Eriksson (38)
England - Alan Ball (18), John Connelly (75)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials from France




Referee (-) - Henri Faucheux
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Linesmen - Michel Kitabdjian and Robert Lacoste

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Sweden Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 11th to 14th
Colours: Yellow jerseys, blue shorts, yellow socks.
Capt: Orvar Bergmark Manager: Lennart Nyman
Sweden Lineup
  Arvidsson, Arne     G Djurgarden   GA
2 Rosander, Hasse     RB Norrkoping    
3 Wing, Lennart     LB Örgryte IS    
4 Bergmark, E. Orvar 34
x days 
16 November 1930 RRB Örebro Sk 87 0
5 Hemming, Lennart or Björn Nordqvist     CHB AIK    
6 Mild, Hans     LHB Djurgarden    
7 Magnusson, Roger or Björn Carlsson     OR Atvidaberg    
8 Larsson, Henry     IR Elfsborg    
9 Simonsson, Agne     CF Örgryte IS    
10 Eriksson, Leif     IL Djurgarden    
11 Persson, Örjan     OL Örgryte IS    
unused substitutes: 12-Sven-G Larsson (Orebro), 13-Jan Karlsson (Djurgarden), 14-Bjorn Nordqvist (Norrkoping), 15-Bengt Lindskog (IFK Malmo), 16-Rune Börjesson (Örgryte IS), 17-Bjorn Carlsson (AIK), 18-Bo Larsson (Malmo)
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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 3rd
Colours: The 1963 Bukta home jersey - White crew necked jerseys, white shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, fourteenth captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 45 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
26th match, W 15 - D 6 - L 5 - F 69 - A 40.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G Leicester City FC 19 24ᵍᵃ
2 Cohen, George     RB Fulham FC 14 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 30 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 35 0
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 22 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 4 0
5 Charlton, John     CHB Leeds United AFC 5 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 24 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 31 0
7 Paine, Terence L. 26 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 14 7
8 Ball, Alan     IR Blackpool FC 3 1
9 Jones, Michael D. 20 24 April 1945 CF Sheffield United FC 2 0
10 Eastham, George     IL Arsenal FC 16 1
11 Connolly, John     OL Manchester United FC 13 4
unused substitutes: -
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Alan Ball scored his first goal in international football and John Connelly snatched a seventy-fifth minute winner in a game in which the mudheap of a pitch got the better of most of the players. Nobby Stiles lost his contact lenses and a special lubricant had to be flown in from London on match day so that he could wear a spare pair. He and Ball dominated the midfield with their combination of high energy and fierce competitive spirit that would in today's non-contact game have generated a rash of red cards. The Swedish goal came following a rare mistake by Bobby Moore when he lost control of the ball in the treacherous conditions. England has finished their summer tour without defeat, and more people started to come round to the Ramsey convićtion that England really could win the World Cup.

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