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Wednesday, 20 May 1970
Pre-World Cup International Friendly Match

Colombia 0 England 4 [0-2]


Match Summary
Colombia Squad
England Squad

Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Cundinamarca, Bogotá
Attendance: 35,000
Kick-off: 9.00pm local time, 3.00am BST (Thursday, 21 May)

England - Martin Peters (2 1:30 and one more), Bobby Charlton, Alan Ball
Results 1965-1970

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


Match Summary





Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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Colombia Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 86th
Colours: Blue jerseys, white shorts, blue socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Colombia Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Colombia Substitutes

unused substitutes:

- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team

Current World Champions Colours: The 1970 Umbro World Cup home jersey - White crew necked short-sleeved aertex jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.


No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 61st captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 50 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
78th match, W 49 - D 19 - L 10 - F 166 - A 74.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4 Mullery, Alan P. 28 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 26 0
5 Labone, Brian 30 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 22 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 29 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 79 2
7 Lee, Francis H. 26 29 April 1944 OR Manchester City FC 13 5
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 26 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 37 14
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

Peter Shilton, Peter Thompson, David Sadler, Ralph Coates, Jeff Astle.

team notes:

Outfield subs were also supposed to be the subs for the B international, with Stepney as goalkeeper sub, instead of Shilton. Astle and Coates came on in the B international, so, presumably, they were not subs for the full international.
4-4-2 Banks -

Mullery, Ball, Charlton, Peters -
Lee, Hurst


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England arrived in Bogota after two weeks altitude training in Mexico. Sir Alf Ramsey fielded what he considered his number one World Cup team and two goals from Martin Peters and one each from Bobby Charlton and Alan Ball gave England a comfortable victory at an altitude of 8,600 feet high up in the spectacular Andes mountains. England were a goal up in just ninety seconds from a deft header by Peters, and were rarely troubled by a Colombian side that played a neat passing game but without penalty area punch. This 4-4-2 line-up featured Francis Lee and Geoff Hurst working in tandem up front and supported by a midfield quartet of Alan Mullery, Alan Ball, Bobby Charlton and Martin Peters. Everton skipper Brian Labone had taken over from Jack Charlton at the heart of the defence, and only Gordon Banks and Bobby Moore had survived from the fortress that had been so impressive in the 1966 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