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Sunday, 14 June 1970
World Cup 1970 Finals Second Phase Quarter-Final

West Germany 3 England 2 [0-1]
2-2 after ninety minutes


Match Summary
West Germany Squad
England Squad

Estadio de Guanajuato, La Martinica, León de los Aldama, Mexico
Kick-off: 12.00noon CST, 7.00pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: David Coleman

England - Alan Mullery (32), Martin Peters
West Germany - Franz Beckenbauer, Uwe Seeler, Gerd Müller
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary


West Germany



Referee (-) - Ângel Norberto Coerezza
x (-), Argentina.

Linesmen - J.M. Mendebil, Spain and G. Velazquez, Colombia

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West Germany Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 2nd
Colours: White v-necked aertex jerseys with black collar/cuffs, black shorts, white socks
Capt:   Manager: Helmet Schon (15 September 1915)
West Germany Lineup
  Maier, Sepp   28 February 1944 G Bayern München   GA
2 Hottges, Horst-Dieter   10 September 1943 RB Werder Bremen    
3 Schnellinger, Karl-Heinz   31 March 1939 LB AC Milan, Italy    
4 Beckenbauer, Franz   11 September 1945 M Bayern München    
12 Overath, Wolfgang   29 September 1943 M 1. FC. Köln    
13 Muller, Gerd   3 November 1945 F Bayern München    
7 Vogts, Berti   30 Decmber 1946 D Borussia Monchengladbach    
17 Lohr, Hannes   5 July 1942 F 1. FC Köln    
9 Seeler, Uwe 33 5 November 1936 F Hamburger SV eV 69 43
14 Libuda, Reinhard   10 October 1943 F Schalke 04    
11 Fichtel, Klaus   19 November 1944 D Schalke 04    
West Germany Substitutes


5-Willi Schulz, 10-Siegfried Held, 16-Max Lorenz, 20-Jurgen Grabowski, 22-Horst Wolter.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team

Current World Champions Colours: The 1970 Umbro World Cup away uniform - Red crew necked short-sleeved aertex jerseys, white shorts, red socks.


No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd to 3rd
Capt: Bobby Moore, 66th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 50 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
83rd match, W 52 - D 19 - L 12 - F 172 - A 78.
England Lineup
  Bonetti, Peter     G     GA
2 Newton, Keith R.     RB      
3 Cooper, Terence     LB      
4 Mullery, Alan P. 28 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 31 1
5 Labone, Brian 30 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 26 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 29 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 84 2
7 Lee, Francis H. 26 29 April 1944 OR Manchester City FC 17 6
8 Ball, Alan     IR      
9 Charlton, Robert, off 70th min.     CF      
10 Hurst, Geoffrey C.     IL      
11 Peters, Martin S., off 81st min. 26 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 42 15
England Substitutes
19 Bell, Colin, on 70th min. for Charlton 24 26 February 1946 OR Manchester City FC 14 2
18 Hunter, Norman, on 81st min. for Peters            


-13-Alex Stepney, 14-Tommy Wright, 21-Allan Clarke.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

There was a huge blow to England when at the last minute goalkeeper Gordon Banks had to withdraw because of a stomach upset. Montezumah's revenge had never been harsher, robbing England of the best goalkeeper in the world. Peter Bonetti, who had not played a full competitive match since the end of the previous club season, was called in as emergency deputy. England were in command for sixty nine minutes thanks to goals from Alan Mullery and Martin Peters in stifling conditions. Franz Beckenbauer pulled the Germans back into the game with a shot that Bonetti would have saved nine times out of ten. Sir Alf Ramsey immediately sent on Colin Bell as substitute for Bobby Charlton, who was being saved for a semi-final that never came England's way. German substitute Jurgen Grabowski was running rings round exhausted left-back Terry Cooper, and Ramsey decided on a second substitution, sending on Norman Hunter for Peters in a bid to stiffen the defence. With Charlton and Peters off, it meant England had lost their two most composed players and suddenly they were looking disjointed. A freak header by Uwe Seeler sent the ball on an arc over the wrong-footed Bonetti to send the game into extra-time just as in the 1966 World Cup final, but this time it was the Germans who came out on top. Geoff Hurst had a goal disallowed, and then Gerd Muller rammed in the winner after Grabowski had beaten Cooper and crossed for Loehr to head the ball down into 'Der Bomber's' path. England's reign as world champions was over, as was the great international career of Bobby Charlton after a record 106 caps. Several of the England players were in tears, and Sir Alf was shell shocked.  He did not believe it possible that any team could come back from two goals down against the England defence. How different it might have been had Gordon Banks been fit, and how different it might have been had Sir Alf not made a mess of his substitutions. He had never used substitutes throughout his club managerial career, and was never comfortable with the system.  Now the knives were out for him at home. The Football Association officials he had too often treated with contempt were plotting their revenge.

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