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400 vs. Finland
402 vs. Denmark

Wednesday, 29 June 1966
Tour of Scandinavia pre-World Cup Tour

Norway 1 England 6 [1-5]


Match Summary
Norway Squad
England Squad

Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo
Attendance: 29,500 to 34,000;
Kick-off: 7.00pm local time, tbc BST

Norway - Sunde (4th min)
England - Jimmy Greaves (4 goals), John Connelly, Bobby Moore
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Sweden




Referee (-) - Hans Carlsson
x (-).

Linesmen - Folke Johansson and Curt Liedberg

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Norway Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 54th to 56th
Colours: Red jerseys, white shorts, blue socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Norway Lineup (acc. to programme)
  Anderson, Sverre     G     GA
2 Johansen, Roar     RB      
3 Mathisen, Arild     LB      
4 Pedersen, Arne     RHB      
5 Thorsen, Finn     CHB      
6 Stakset, Edgar     LHB      
7 Sunde, Harald     OR      
8 Stavrum, Ole     IR      
9 Berg, Harald     CF      
10 Nilsen, Olav     IL      
11 Johansen, Erik     OL      
Norway Substitutes

unused substitutes:

4-2-4 Andersen -
Johansen, Thorsen, Stakset, Mathisen -
Pedersen, Nilsen -
Sunde, Stavrum, Berg, Johansen


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 3rd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 22nd captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
36th match, W 22 - D 8 - L 6 - F 92 - A 49.
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 30 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 33 48 GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 24 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 12 1
5 Flowers, Ronald 31 28 July 1934 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 49 10
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 25 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 39 2
7 Paine, Terence L. 27 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 18 7
Greaves 26   IR   49 43
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Jimmy Greaves becomes the new top goalscorer for England with his record sixth hat-tirck, and Ron Springett extends his record of being England's most capped goalkeeper.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Jimmy Greaves scored four goals for the second time in his international career against a Norwegian team that was out of its depth. A misplaced back pass by Ron Flowers gifted the Norwegians a fourth minute lead, but from then on England totally dominated play. Greaves scored all his goals in the first-half and was now top England goalscorer with 43 goals from 49 international matches. Bobby Moore got on the scoresheet with a twenty-five yard drive that could have come from the boot of Bobby Charlton, who created the sixth goal for John Connelly in a second-half played at exhibition pace. FA and Chelsea chairman Joe Mears, a long-time friend and supporter of Greaves, died of a heart attack in Oslo the day after the match, which threw a blanket of despair over the entire squad. Mears, 'Mr Chelsea', had been a driving force in the preparations for England's hosting of the World Cup finals.

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