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Wednesday, 3 April 1968
European Championship 1968 Quarter-Final First leg

England 1 Spain 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Spain Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 94,586;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Bobby Charlton (84)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Switzerland

England

Type

Spain

Referee (-) - Gilbert Droz
x (-).

Linesmen - M. Clematide and W. Hardmeier

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England Team

 
Current World Champions Colours: The 1965 Umbro home jersey - White crew necked jerseys, white shorts, white socks.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 41st captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 48 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
55th match, W 36 - D 12 - L 7 - F 127 - A 59.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Knowles, Cyril 23 13 July 1944 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 33 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 60 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 26 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 0
5 Charlton, Jack     CHB      
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 26 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 58 2
7 Ball, Alan     OR      
8 Hunt, Roger     IR      
9 Summerbee, Michael G. 25 15 December 1942 CF Manchester City FC 2 0
10 Charlton, Robert     IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 24 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 17 6

unused substitutes:

12-Peter Bonetti

team notes:

Cyril Knowles replaced Keith Newton at right-back. Jack Charlton replaced Brian Labone. Mike Summerbee replaced Bobby Charlton at centre-forward, whilst Charlton replaced Geoff Hurst, who dropped out.
Bobby Charlton equals Jimmy Greaves' total as England top goalscorer.
 
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Averages:

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Spain Team

 
Current European Champions Colours: Red crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with red/yellow/red tops.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th
Capt: Ignacio Zoco Manager: Domingo Balmanya Perera, 53 (29 December 1914).
Spain Lineup
  Sadurni Urpi, Salvador 27 3 April 1941 G FC Barcelona   GA
2 Saez Ruiz, Jose Ignacio 24 23 April 1943 RB Athletic Club    
3 Canos Ferrer, Juan Manuel 24 1 January 1944 RHB Elche CF SAD    
4 Pirri
 
Sanchez, Jose Martinez
23 11 March 1945 LHB Real Madrid CF    
5 Gallego
 Fernandez Rodriguez, Francisco
24 4 March 1944 LB FC Barcelona    
6 Zoco Esparza, Ignacio 28 31 July 1939 CHB Real Madrid CF    
7 Poli
 Munoz, Manuel Polinario
24 12 June 1943 IR Valencia CF SAD    
8 Amancio, Amaro Varela 28 16 October 1939 IL Real Madrid CF    
9 Ansola San Martin, Fernando 28 27 January 1940 CF Valencia CF SAD    
10 Grosso, Ramon Moreno 24 8 December 1943 OR Real Madrid CF    
11 Claramunt Torres, Jose 21 16 July 1946 OL Valencia CF SAD    

unused substitutes:

Antonio Betancort, Tonono (Antonio Afonso), Francisco Castellano, Jose Luis Aragones.
 
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Averages:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Bobby Charlton crashed the ball into the net from a short free-kick taken by Martin Peters to equal the 44-goal England record held by Jimmy Greaves. Spain threatened to snatch a last minute equaliser in this first leg European championship quarter-final tie, but Banks pulled off a spectacular save from a lightning back heel by Amancio.  The Spaniards played a cautious defensive game, putting their faith in a victory in the second leg in Madrid.

Source Notes

"When Eire beat Czechoslovakia last year, thereby allowing Spain to advance to the quarter-finals of the European Football Championship, the grateful Spaniards are reputed to have sent the Irish a case of sherry. After the draw for the round had been made in Paris yesterday Spanish feelings may not have been quite so sanguine. For depending on the outcome of the International at Hampden Park next month Spain will play Scotland or England. England, who lead by a point in the home championship, need only a draw to qualify; Scotland must win, which gives added point to their meeting on February 24. The draw is:-Scotland or England v, Spain; France v. Yugoslavia; Hungary v. Russia; Bulgaria v. Italy. Ties, decided on a home-and-away basis, must be completed between March 1 and May 15.
"There is, moreover, a considerable incentive towards winning the quarter-final, for the successful country will have for opponents in the semi-final round France or Yugoslavia, perhaps the least strong of the six other countries to reach the present stage of the competition. As a further inducement for Scotland to beat England and Spain they have been nominated as second choice to hold the semi-finals and final, which are all to be played in one country, in June. At the moment these stages are to be decided in Italy, provided Italy are in the semi-finals."
- Wednesday, 17 January 1968, The Glasgow Herald.

"The Football Association yesterday announced the dates on which England will meet Spain in the quarter-finals of the European Championship if they get throug against Scotland. They are:- Wednesday, April 3, at Wembley, and Wednesday, May 8, in Spain." - Thursday, 15 February 1968, The Glasgow Herald

TheFA.com
UEFA.com
BDFutbol.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