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Results 1970-75

Wednesday, 25 November 1970
Football Association International Friendly Match

England 3 German Democratic Republic 1 [2-1]

Match Summary
England Squad
GDR Squad

Team Records

 
 

 

The England squad for the match against GDR November 1970

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club Strt Subs App G Capt Disc
Ball, Alan 12 May 1945 - M/F Everton FC - - 45 7 - -
Bell, Colin - - F Manchester City FC - - - - - -
Clarke, Allan J. 31 July 1946 - F Leeds United AFC - - 1 1 - -
Clemence, Raymond N. 5 August 1948 22 G Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Cooper, Terence 12 July 1944 - FB Leeds United AFC - - 12 0 - -
Hollins, John - 24 M Chelsea FC - - 1 0 - -
Hughes, Emlyn W. 28 August 1947 23 FB/M Liverpool FC - - 6 0 - -
Hunter, Norman - - M Leeds United AFC - - - - - -
Hurst, Geoffrey C. 8 December 1941 - F West Ham United FC - - 41 21 - -
Kidd, Brian - 21 F Manchester United FC - - 2 0 - -
Lee, Francis H. 29 April 1944 - F Manchester City FC - - 17 6 - -
McFarland, Roy - 22 M Derby County FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Moore, Robert F.C. 12 April 1941 - CD/M West Ham United FC - - 84 2 66 -
Mullery, Alan P. 23 November 1941 - M Tottenham Hotspur FC - - 31 1 - -
Osgood, Peter - - F - - - - - - -
Peters, Martin S. 8 November 1943 - M/F Tottenham Hotspur FC - - 42 15 - -
Reaney, Paul - 26 D Leeds United AFC - - 2 0 - -
Royle, Joseph - 21 F Everton FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Sadler, David 5 February 1946 24 D/M Manchester United FC - - 3 0 - -
Shilton, Peter 18 September 1949 21 G Leicester City FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Thompson, Peter - 27 F Liverpool FC - - 16 - - -
Wright, Tommy - - D Everton FC - - - - - -
 

Notes

With one eye on the European Championship 1972 qualifying campaign, which was to get underway in little more than two months and for which this friendly against East Germany was the only preparatory match, and the other on rebuilding the team for World Cup 1974, Alf Ramsey named a 22-man squad on 16 November 1970.  

It was England's first match since the quarterfinal loss to West Germany at the World Cup finals in Mexico five months earlier, and there were several cuts from the World Cup squad.   Bobby Charlton was dropped; England's exit from the World Cup marked his last appearance for the national side.  Gordon Banks, Peter Bonetti, Jack Charlton and Brian Labone, who had lost his first-team place with Everton, were also dropped.  Others may have been dropped, too, but we do not yet have the details.  We know only one of the 11 squad members who did not play in the match, Ray Clemence. 

David Sadler, one of the late cuts before the World Cup squad was finalised, was given a recall.  Newcomers Peter Shilton and Ray Clemence were also given calls.  
 

England Form: last six games
 W W W L W L   f 10 :a 3   success: 67%
443 20 May 1970 - Colombia 0 England 4 [0-2]
Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Bogotá

Fr AW
444 24 May 1970 - Ecuador 0 England 2 [0-1]
Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa, Quito

AW
445 2 June 1970 - England 1 Romania 0 [0-0]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico

WCF NW
446 7 June 1970 - Brazil 1 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico

NL
447 11 June 1970 - Czechoslovakia 0 England 1 [0-0]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico

NW
448 14 June 1970 - West Germany 3 England 2 [0-1]
Estadio Guanajuato, León, Mexico

NL

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